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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1065 on: May 27, 2016, 04:54:19 PM »
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Hello All,

I’ve been on here for a little while, but haven’t posted anything yet.

I’m relatively new to model railroading, and am currently constructing a simple 2x4 layout in N scale. I’m modeling the transition era, and I have an interest in a few Eastern/Midwestern railroads, including the New York Central, Nickel Plate Road, and Erie Railroad.

This forum is a treasure trove of information, and I’m amazed by the caliber of the work its members display on a daily basis. It’s been great to follow along and be inspired, and I hope I can participate more in the future.

Thank You,
Ben

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« Reply #1066 on: July 01, 2016, 11:02:39 AM »
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Hi all,

Brand new to this forum, but I recognize a few of the names from the old Atlas forum where I used to hang out.  I model CP Rail (E&N) in N scale, ca. 1979.

A few days ago my friend BCR 570 suggested we run the Mike McGrattan memorial train on my layout, so I've signed up here to make the run "official".

Michael

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1067 on: July 01, 2016, 12:43:59 PM »
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Michael,

Any friend of Puddy's is a friend of ours!  Welcome aboard the Railwire.  Feel free to start a thread in the Layout Engineering Forum about your layout.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1068 on: August 03, 2016, 02:19:01 PM »
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Hello all,

I've visited this forum for a while, and finally decided to join.  I model the C&NW in the early 50's.  I am currently designing a new layout since the current one is a plywood pacific that leaves a lot to be desired from an operations standpoint.  The modeled portion of the new layout will be set between Harvard, Ill and Elroy, WI.  Staging will be in my workshop with Proviso Yard on the east end and Mankato, MN on the west end.  These two yards will be connected to allow for continuous running for guests, but will still allow for a more realistic point-to-point railroad for operations.  I'm a newbie at ops, since I've only participated in a couple of op sessions.  But I had a blast when I did, and that convinced me to redo my layout and design it with operations in mind.  I have half of my basement to do with as I wish, but then bargained with the CFO to have the walls of the other half to make a longer mainline run.

I've learned a lot from lurking over the past few years, and hopefully will continue to learn from you guys. :D

Thanks,

Scott

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1069 on: August 03, 2016, 05:21:35 PM »
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Welcome, Scott! As DFF said in the previous post, please feel free to get a Layout Engineering thread going. I've learned a lot about ops from this bunch of  :ashat:'s!
« Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 05:23:22 PM by eric220 »
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1070 on: September 21, 2016, 07:36:18 PM »
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I suppose I should make my introduction before doing much else. I see some familiar names in the few posts I have been through, and also look forward to getting to know some of the rest.

Me? Real name is Dennis, I live in England (the one with a Queen), but am FROM Chicago. Long story in between...

Trains wise we (the family) has always been into them. Having a lot of the real thing around when growing up helped, and so did living close to Union IL. I took an interest in N scale around 1969, and have been hooked ever since.

I managed to stumble across this site while looking for information about dates for intermodal cars. I try to be as accurate as possible while pursuing my CNW theme, so much of the ultra-modern does not fit. I still buy some of it because it looks cool, but when I choose between bigger purchases, I try to stay at least fairly close to prototype.

I am lucky enough to have two layouts on the go; a small urban themed layout to mainly run trains on, and a big loop with a really big yard in my son's attic. We will get to those later.

For now, glad to be aboard, and I look forward to sharing my progress with all of you.

Dennis, a.k.a. dckuk, or JAFNG for now...

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1071 on: September 21, 2016, 09:40:39 PM »
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Dennis! Wow! Great to see you here! Been several years since we last chatted. If you want the War and Peace version of what I've been up to in the interim, here's a handy thread: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=26087.0  Failing that, short version is I'm now retired and building a monster layout in a dedicated building.

Great bunch o' fellas here, and you'll fit right in. :D
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1072 on: September 22, 2016, 02:00:10 AM »
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Thanks Mike; I know the feeling of "and there I was", though mine does not include retirement yet. The work front has majorly improved though, as no more commuting at least for now.

I'll definitely check your link and drag some of my "work in progress" over here to share...

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1073 on: October 02, 2016, 11:42:40 AM »
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Hi all. I am a retired Naval Officer and retired engineer (from industry) living in SE Ohio. Was into HO scale years ago and I needed something to keep busy after actual retirement. Convinced my better half to give me a corner of the living room and working on a 4.5 x 6 N scale layout including the PRR & B&O which used to run through here. Modeling the age of steam 1920's to late 1930's. :D

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1074 on: November 13, 2016, 01:46:22 PM »
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hello, I'm Giovanni, from Italy. Just like trains and model trains all around the world. Actually, my modelling choise is to focus on the pacificnorthwest, early '70s era.
Glad to be here.
Ciao!!!!

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1075 on: November 13, 2016, 02:00:11 PM »
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hello, I'm Giovanni, from Italy. Just like trains and model trains all around the world. Actually, my modelling choise is to focus on the pacificnorthwest, early '70s era.
Glad to be here.
Ciao!!!!

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1076 on: November 17, 2016, 11:54:03 AM »
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Hi Everyone:

I'm new to this forum, having found it through a link on the Central Hobbies web site.  I model transition era Great Northern in N-Scale and am in the process of building my home layout using Kato Unitrack.  In addition to Great Northern I also model the Spokane, Portland & Seattle and have a passing interest in the other Hill Lines, as well as the Kettle Valley, but only where it interchanged with the GN in southern BC.  I've been in and out of model railroading several times since my Dad bought me my first train set when I was 7, around 1960.  Of course it was an Athearn Great Northern freight set.  We also used to ride The International between our home in Vancouver and my Mother's favourite shopping in Seattle every summer in the 1950's and 60's, until it was sadly taken off.  I got back into the hobby, and into N-Scale, around 2003 and will be here for the duration.

My home layout is Digitrax DCC,  It's in the upstairs loft of our townhouse, so it's not huge, but it's big enough for a crew of 3 or 4 guys to have some fun with.  I'm just getting into prototype operations and really enjoyed an operating session on another GN N-Scale layout during the recent RM meet held in conjunction with Vancouver Train Expo.  I'm looking forward to doing more operating in the future.

I joined the forum mainly to be able to exchange ideas with other forum members and perhaps troubleshoot problems, as well as anything else of interest that might come up.

Tom Carr
Maple Ridge, BC

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1077 on: November 17, 2016, 12:02:19 PM »
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Welcome Tom!  We've got a bunch of Vancouver, Seattle, and PNW a$$hats around here, as well as a fw of us who have been in that part of the world before.  GN is an underrepresented line in these parts, so we will look forward to your pictures and guidance.

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Philip H.
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1078 on: June 09, 2017, 10:35:49 PM »
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 :o Hi
Dave from New Zealand.
Long time ( 5years +/-) lurker and observer of things rail.
Been active in other places and times for over a decade (the 'A' place etc.) and seen them come and go.

Satisfied N scale buyer and collector while I worked on scenery 'consultant' on a friends layout after 2007. Not a rivet-counter but have a few basic skills from 40 years in-trade etc. and aesthetic appeal of good looking terrain and scenery- other hobbies were cheaper than '70s N and diversions or work occupied mostly.

Havent had much access last couple of years and was sad to read about Puddy.
Regards to all...
D

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1079 on: June 10, 2017, 06:21:30 AM »
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welcome aboard .. hope you enjoy your stay here, help us learn new things, and learn new things yourself ..