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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1200 on: February 05, 2019, 02:00:36 PM »
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Thanks everyone. I have a new module set in the planning stages so I can start a thread on that pretty soon.

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« Reply #1201 on: February 12, 2019, 06:09:18 PM »
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hello im Dan. been in N scale for a few years and now working on 2 projects. one is a module set (Free-moN) and the other is a 16'x40' layout i hope to build in 10 years. im in the beginning stages of modeling the Idaho Northern & Pacific(currently being worked on for ore trains) and its sister line Pacific & Idaho Northern (turned into a rail to trail program) i plan on modeling in the 50's and late 60's to early 70's. the early roster will have 4-6-0's to 2-8-2's, one 2-6-6-2 and 2-8-8-2 (for showing off). im doing the test runs in a simulator before building the real thing. if you have any questions dont hesitate to PM me

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« Reply #1202 on: February 15, 2019, 12:03:11 PM »
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Hi everyone!

My name is Mike and I hail from snowy Calgary, Alberta.  I've been an armchair N scaler for about 15 years.  I've amassed a fairly decent collection of locos and rolling stock and have designed several "virtual" layouts over the years focusing on my road of interest, BC Rail.

I'm finally planning on making the time to convert my ideas into reality over the coming months and start on a layout depicting BC Rail around the Lillooet, BC area.  I've been combing this great forum to gather ideas and knowledge, especially around adding DCC Sound to my loco's as that holds significant appeal to me.  Hopefully I'll be able to share my journey with everyone on here and eventually contribute my own ideas and techniques and hopefully help others!

Cheers!

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« Reply #1203 on: March 26, 2019, 05:37:25 AM »
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Hi folks,

My name is Joe and I've been into N scale off and on for over 30 years. I grew up in the Boston area and greatly interested in the New Haven RR.

Plans are to finally get some sort of a layout going, I really like what I've seen people do with hollow core doors. Very knowledgeable people here and enjoy reading what folks have done.

Joe

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1204 on: March 29, 2019, 07:51:56 PM »
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Hello asshats and a$$hat-ettes! I've been lurking for a while, so time to introduce myself. I'm Sharky McSharknose, so as you've guessed, my favorite engine is the Erie Built!  :D

Jokes aside, I have been on and off in the hobby since I was a kid, but in HO Scale. Mostly collecting any engine I thought was cool and running short trains in loops until I either got bored, broke something, or sold it when in need of cash. As an adult I feel I am in a better place personally and financially to get back into model railroading, this time in N Scale (I still have a few HO pieces I intend to keep). I don't have a layout yet but I have been running and helping set up at shows as a member of Northeast N-Trak/T-Trak. I've also been running a bit at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum. I'm looking to get started on my first T-Trak module soon.

I've found John Colombo's posts on adding sound + DCC to DCC-unfriendly engines to be very helpful as I start to convert my fleet to DCC, which is what brought me here. I'm looking forward to participating!

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« Reply #1205 on: March 29, 2019, 09:03:26 PM »
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Hello asshats and a$$hat-ettes! I've been lurking for a while, so time to introduce myself. I'm Sharky McSharknose, so as you've guessed, my favorite engine is the Erie Built!  :D

Jokes aside, I have been on and off in the hobby since I was a kid, but in HO Scale. Mostly collecting any engine I thought was cool and running short trains in loops until I either got bored, broke something, or sold it when in need of cash. As an adult I feel I am in a better place personally and financially to get back into model railroading, this time in N Scale (I still have a few HO pieces I intend to keep). I don't have a layout yet but I have been running and helping set up at shows as a member of Northeast N-Trak/T-Trak. I've also been running a bit at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum. I'm looking to get started on my first T-Trak module soon.

I've found John Colombo's posts on adding sound + DCC to DCC-unfriendly engines to be very helpful as I start to convert my fleet to DCC, which is what brought me here. I'm looking forward to participating!

Welcome to the crazy asylum  Sharky!
For some unknown reason your user name reminds me of Boaty McBoatface (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boaty_McBoatface).  :D  Did I happen to see you at the latest Greenberg show in Wilmington (last weekend)?  I didn't notice any sharks running on the layout, but then again, I spent good part of the show not paying attention to what's running.
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« Reply #1206 on: March 29, 2019, 10:36:38 PM »
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Welcome to the crazy asylum  Sharky!
For some unknown reason your user name reminds me of Boaty McBoatface (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boaty_McBoatface).  :D

Or Texty McTexterson.   ;)  Welcome, Sharky!

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« Reply #1207 on: April 01, 2019, 01:53:54 PM »
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Welcome to the crazy asylum  Sharky!
For some unknown reason your user name reminds me of Boaty McBoatface (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boaty_McBoatface).  :D  Did I happen to see you at the latest Greenberg show in Wilmington (last weekend)?  I didn't notice any sharks running on the layout, but then again, I spent good part of the show not paying attention to what's running.
Or Texty McTexterson.   ;)  Welcome, Sharky!

DFF

Thanks! The Boaty McBoatface meme is exactly what I was referencing!

I was at Greenberg in Wilmington at the T-Trak table. I have a A-B set of E-R NYC Sharks but they are down for the count with cracked gears.  :( I was running the Conrail train on Saturday and Maine Central in the morning and a mixed bag of stuff in the afternoon on Sunday. Peteski, were you running anything?

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« Reply #1208 on: April 01, 2019, 03:08:43 PM »
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Thanks! The Boaty McBoatface meme is exactly what I was referencing!

I was at Greenberg in Wilmington at the T-Trak table. I have a A-B set of E-R NYC Sharks but they are down for the count with cracked gears.  :( I was running the Conrail train on Saturday and Maine Central in the morning and a mixed bag of stuff in the afternoon on Sunday. Peteski, were you running anything?

Ah, so you are one of *THOSE* table-top people? Just kidding.  :D
I do recall the Conrail train, but I don't remember a human face associated with it.  I ran the Orient Express pulled by a double Swiss Electric loco on Saturday, and on Sunday I gave my brass Sakatsu Big Boy a test lap on Yellow, then I ran the luxurious Shiki-Shima Train Suite Japanese set (around noon-2pm).
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1209 on: April 01, 2019, 04:45:00 PM »
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Ah, so you are one of *THOSE* table-top people?

So it's gonna be like that, huh?



Just kidding.  :D

Oh, sorry about that. I was being a bit hasty there.  ;)

I was the guy in the flat cap and glasses at Greenberg. I did some running on the N-Trak layout at the 2019 Springfield show on Sunday.  I'll try to make it up to the N-Trak Hooksett show in April.

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« Reply #1210 on: April 02, 2019, 12:06:38 AM »
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So it's gonna be like that, huh?



Oh, sorry about that. I was being a bit hasty there.  ;)

I was the guy in the flat cap and glasses at Greenberg. I did some running on the N-Trak layout at the 2019 Springfield show on Sunday.  I'll try to make it up to the N-Trak Hooksett show in April.

I was just pullin' your pumpkin.  :)  I will likely not be at the Hookestt show, but I'm sure I'll run into you at one of the future shows. Just make sure to wear your flat cap and maybe a "Sharky" badge.  ;)
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1211 on: April 02, 2019, 04:40:33 PM »
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Hi all! I'm Dave, I'm from the UK.

I used to have some old Hornby stuff back in the late 70's and early 80's but drifted away from interest in railways. My interest took up again a few years ago, and I wanted to make a layout, but never had the space. Until now! My family and I will be moving to a new house soon, with more space which will hopefully include a loft space (attic to you guys ;)) in which I plan to actually make a layout. So watch this space...

Dave.

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« Reply #1212 on: Yesterday at 10:09:30 AM »
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Hi, Mike from North Jersey here. I'm modeling the Civil War in N scale, which I like to characterize as crazy, but not as crazy as it used to be. My first n scale train was around 1994, when my uncle gave me a big box of his old stuff from the 70s. I drifted away from model trains for about 20 years, but picked it back up again last year as a hobby for me and my two young sons.

Some of you may recognize me from Train Board. I'm still familiarizing myself with the model railroading community on the Web, so forgive me for not signing up at The Railwire sooner. Glad to be aboard here. I have a blog about my ongoing adventures civilwartrains dot blogspot dot com.

I chose the Civil War bc my first favorite train movie was The Great Locomotive Chase, with The General coming in a close second. I also did Civil War reenacting for a few years in the 90s when it was big, and have always loved military history. I also live a few miles from the Rogers Locomotive Works, which is pretty cool.

I probably forgot to mention something. But anyway... hello.