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1Instructables13,855Views19CommentsVredekloof, South AfricaJoined June 6th, 2018
I live in South Africa. Married and son is 3 now. Work in the Retail Industry in IT. N Scale Model Trains is my past time hobby and passion. Fix and Service Locomotives and I have my own layout I'm busy building.

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  • evertjloo commented on evertjloo's instructable LooVille ModelRailroad10 days ago
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    Thank you Ed, much appreciated.

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  • evertjloo commented on evertjloo's instructable LooVille ModelRailroad19 days ago
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    Thank you very much. Ooooo, I would love to scratch around in the Faller rubbish bins. Just imagine..... Jip, I'll expand as long as I have the space :) Thank you very much.

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  • evertjloo commented on evertjloo's instructable LooVille ModelRailroad21 days ago
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    Thank you very much. It is quite difficult to put price on this. I know how much I have spent on stuff like materials to build, kits, electrical stuff, and obviously trains. But you must remember it has been done and collected over years. I have taken almost 10 years building the layout. You will also have to decide if you want to go with DC or DCC. Personally I will wire any layout for DCC and I still isolate certain parts as I would like to switch the track off and not have trains parked on live track. Buildings you can buy new or second hand, I wanted to build my own, so I bought new. Track I would always buy new as this determines how your layout will perform. Points are expensive R177 here in South Africa ($12.73) I use Peco Code 80 Track. Points are all Electrofrog. I used Flextra...

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    Thank you very much. It is quite difficult to put price on this. I know how much I have spent on stuff like materials to build, kits, electrical stuff, and obviously trains. But you must remember it has been done and collected over years. I have taken almost 10 years building the layout. You will also have to decide if you want to go with DC or DCC. Personally I will wire any layout for DCC and I still isolate certain parts as I would like to switch the track off and not have trains parked on live track. Buildings you can buy new or second hand, I wanted to build my own, so I bought new. Track I would always buy new as this determines how your layout will perform. Points are expensive R177 here in South Africa ($12.73) I use Peco Code 80 Track. Points are all Electrofrog. I used Flextrack for curves and straights R65 ($4.68). It comes in 914mm Lenths. I have 12 points and 15m of track on the layout. Then it is all the other accessories, people, cars, trees (you can make them but I do not like that so I bought them all). Everything else, landscape and rocks I cast and built myself. All in all I have spent about R50k about $3500 on the layout itself. Hope this helps and if you need more info or help I'll gladly help where I can.

    It is such a awesome hobby, shows you how technology help us. And now with the new 3D Resin Printers the options is endless. And the Arduino Products is really making the electronics easy and interesting.

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  • evertjloo commented on evertjloo's instructable LooVille ModelRailroad21 days ago
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    Thank you very much :)

    Thank you very much, I'm always looking :)

    I have a Plexiglass front for the shows so people and kids especially do not touch. At home I have a material cover that go over everything. Don't let the skills put you off. I had to learn a lot of things and most of it is extremely basic. And the help out there is awesome....

    Thank you for the kind words. My collection consists out of quite a veraiaty of trains. I tent to collect more European-German Locos, but I do have trains like the Flying Scotsmann, TGV, TEE, ICE, D51 Steam, Canadian Pacific Diesels..... and many more. If I like it I buy and run it.....

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  • evertjloo commented on evertjloo's instructable LooVille ModelRailroad23 days ago
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    Thank you for the great comment and the vote :) This is lots of years of hard work and it is always changing. You learn new skills all the time and apply them make it so much better and more realistic.

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