Question by Kaggy: What was your experience when you first picked up a guitar and starting playing?
I’m thinking about getting an electric guitar just so I can have a fun hobby to do. (and to annoy my mom at 4am) I just wanna know what the first few weeks are like when you first start playing. Because the closest thing to me having a guitar in my hands is Guitar Hero. I have no experience what so ever. I’ve heard that your fingers sometimes gets blisters and stuff o.O
Answer by Ron Brgundy give it your 100 percent and the fingers / blisters be damned
if you want to be an international sensation
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Question by Keanu P: Help in starting a Model Railroad?
How do people start a model railway layout. I have a model railway store near by. (Australia) How would you get started?, like the track and 3rd rail, tunnels you know EVERYTHING! please help 🙂 more out of curiosity.
Answer by railbuff The store is a good resource. You could ask there about any Model railroad clubs that are in your area, or perhaps about shows nearby.
These are resources that are extremely helpful to many getting started in the hobby. Other resources include magazines and/or books.
The important thing tp realize that it is your hobby! You decide what you want to model, how you want to model it, and then go about the business of learning the skills you need to accomplish what you want to do. It’s amazing how good it feels to have a car built by yourself that runs well and looks good. – to you.
Finally a website – www.nmra.org
This wil get you to the National Model Railroad Association. Go to regions and find Australia. You should find some contact information there.
I’m from Canada myself, and am a member of the NMRA.
If you have the opportunity to visit a model layout (club or individual) take it. You can certainly get ideas for your own layout, as well as learning what can be done – and since people in the hobby usually love to share, how to do it as well.
Question by fred: Curious about starting a train hobby is the polar express lionel train a good start o gauge?
Answer by Sherman That train set was originally sold by Lands’ End a few Christmas’s ago. The train was not a good seller, it took a few years for them to sell out that edition. The fact that it was a limited edition and a poor seller may make your set a sought-after collector’s item
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Train sets have been around since the early Marklin Tin-plate. Companies such as Hornby and Bachmann continue to sell a wide range of train sets with a different loco, wagons and track plan. In this first part of this series, CaseyJunior gives us some infor about how a simple train set can lead to a really impressive layout. The train set shown is a Hornby Digital: Mixed Freight Originaly this video was to be uploaded on CaseyJuniors channel but he asked me to upload it on mine to see how it starts off. Hopefully Part 2 will be on his channel. WhitehouseFilms/Productions
Question by Shadow: starting a local model railroad Association?
I have been on the NMRA website and I have looked for a branch to Carmel, Indiana but couldn’t find anything so i decide that i would start my own model railroad organization, nothing that will compete with the NMRA.
1.) Do anyone have any idea how to apply to become a non profit organization.
2.) If there is anyone who wanna join the organization, just say something that confirms you wanna join.
Answer by Flash Gordon Great idea. Check the IRS website for non-profit status. You need to organize the club with a president, secretary, treasurer. And have one official meeting per year.
Question by Shadow: starting a local model railroad club of my own?
I have been on the NMRA website and I have looked for a branch to Carmel, Indiana but couldn’t find a branch. So i decide that i would start my own model railroad organization or club, nothing that will compete with the NMRA.
1.) Do anyone have any idea how to apply or start to become a non profit organization.
2.) If anyone who wanna join my organization or club, u can email me or post here.
Answer by DON W A couple of suggestions:
–Forget about the tax stuff for now. If you get the group organized and running, there will be plenty of time to file the forms with the IRS asking for not-for-profit (501C3) status
–Rather than forming your own group, why not ask the NMRA for information on starting a chapter for your county in Indiana? They will probably welcome you, and can give you material that would be helpful.
–The way to form a hobby club is to find others with the same interest. You do that through publicity. Find a place to meet, set a meeting date, and then publicize it widely. The publicity can be through cards you post in the public library and hobby shops, small ads you place in the local newspaper, and asking around to find others with the same interest.
–The first meeting should be exploratory–meaning folks talk about whether they want to form a club and things like how often it would meet, etc. Also have an interesting program set up–someone to talk about an interesting part of the hobby.
–As for a meeting space, most communities have places you can reserve for free. Often they are in the public library, schools, town hall, or fire house.
Question by b9lis: I am interested in starting a garden railroad. How do you get started?
Wondering about track layouts, weatherizing your layout, g scale trains, etc.
Answer by ccs29745 It’s a good idea to figure out how you want you train to run, ( turns, cut offs, etc.) then plan beds, bridges, tunnels for it. Look for a hobby store near by that deals in trains, also there’s some good magazines at book stores about outdoor trains in particular.
Question by eventhorizon: Which gauge would be best for starting up a layout for model railroading?
Space is not an issue. I’m hoping for one with the greatest variety of trains, cars, and accesories. And can tracks and trains(motors) from different manufactures be used together?
Answer by greencreeper HO, although that’s really a scale, not a gauge.