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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1260 on: June 15, 2020, 04:17:32 PM »
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Welcome @dgreger We can always use more Western Maryland fans here.
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« Reply #1261 on: June 15, 2020, 07:26:04 PM »
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Welcome @dgreger We can always use more Western Maryland fans here.

Not to mention, more Daves!

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1262 on: June 16, 2020, 06:13:34 PM »
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Looks like I am the latest addition to the group.

Im a newbie in that I have always wanted to put a layout together but have never gotten around to it.  My grandfather was an engineer for years on the Baltimore & Ohio and a very good friend of mine just retired as a Roadmaster from CSX, and I have yet another long time friend who is an engineer in the Eastern Shore area of MD/DE.  I picked up my first engines and cars (N scale) about 16 years ago, and never did anything with them other than to say 'one day'.

Welp, early in my 40's, Im done saying 'one day'.  I have started ordering some stuff, identified the target area of the house (4'x14' alcove), have spousal permission, and have started doing lots of reading.  I know generally where I am headed; CSX running freight, modern era, continuous run. I am hoping to approach this as an artistic effort for the purposes of allowing me to continue with my love of model building while giving me something to rail fan while working on it.  I am currently intrigued by some stuff Ive seen out of the UK where specific scenes are modeled rather beautifully rather than compressing a larger story onto a layout.  Though, I am still trying to wrap a language around that and figure out what I want.

In general, I am clueless after that. Still trying to figure out what the scenes will be or even how to track plan. Been looking at 3rd plannit a bit, but still a ways to go before I get my ideas solidified.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1263 on: June 16, 2020, 07:13:09 PM »
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Looks like I am the latest addition to the group.

Im a newbie in that I have always wanted to put a layout together but have never gotten around to it.  My grandfather was an engineer for years on the Baltimore & Ohio and a very good friend of mine just retired as a Roadmaster from CSX, and I have yet another long time friend who is an engineer in the Eastern Shore area of MD/DE.  I picked up my first engines and cars (N scale) about 16 years ago, and never did anything with them other than to say 'one day'.

Welp, early in my 40's, Im done saying 'one day'.  I have started ordering some stuff, identified the target area of the house (4'x14' alcove), have spousal permission, and have started doing lots of reading.  I know generally where I am headed; CSX running freight, modern era, continuous run. I am hoping to approach this as an artistic effort for the purposes of allowing me to continue with my love of model building while giving me something to rail fan while working on it.  I am currently intrigued by some stuff Ive seen out of the UK where specific scenes are modeled rather beautifully rather than compressing a larger story onto a layout.  Though, I am still trying to wrap a language around that and figure out what I want.

In general, I am clueless after that. Still trying to figure out what the scenes will be or even how to track plan. Been looking at 3rd plannit a bit, but still a ways to go before I get my ideas solidified.

John

John,

Welcome aboard. Lot of very talented folks here,  expect some good natured banter and some hardcore criticism as well, all of it to help you be the best modler you can be.

If you are in the Baltimore Area let us know, we have a large local contingent in the Mid Atlantic.


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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1264 on: June 17, 2020, 09:57:32 AM »
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If you are in the Baltimore Area let us know, we have a large local contingent in the Mid Atlantic.



Actually I am in the area.  I am a bit to the west of Baltimore right off of Rt 70 and grew up in the Catonsville area.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1265 on: September 02, 2020, 06:37:34 PM »
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We should take him a casserole.  It'll be made of Styrofoam, Sculptamold and ground foam, but Ed has a great recipe!
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1266 on: November 07, 2020, 06:38:13 PM »
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I like trains.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1267 on: November 07, 2020, 07:02:25 PM »
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I like trains.

Then this is the place to be.

Welcome!
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1268 on: November 08, 2020, 07:34:39 AM »
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Dave here, Marines 88-92, Gulf War, DOD from 92-2012,
N-Scaler, working on building my collection until my GF and I retire, sell and move to a more train friendly house to start a layout.
All manner of B&O, C&O, Chessie System, and Western Maryland freelance.
You would do well to consult wih yet another Dave, @Dave V who built the wonderful Juniata Division while on active duty wth the USAF.  Start small, portable and relatively simple.
And no need to bother with that Chessie nonsense...  WM all the way!
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1269 on: November 08, 2020, 10:39:28 AM »
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And no need to bother with that Chessie nonsense...

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1270 on: December 20, 2020, 04:31:07 AM »
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Hi, my name is Mike.
I'm 50 years old and I live in a small town in the south of Nürnberg, Germany.
I start with US model railroading in 1998.
My faforit railway companies are Union Pacific, Amtrak, VRE and Departement of Transportation (US Army).
I came across this forum when I found this tread: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
and here I am.

(please excuse my english)

Mike





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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1271 on: December 20, 2020, 04:42:55 AM »
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Welcome Mike -- very nice modeling work. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. That bridge layer is great "basteln" .. I was born near Munich .. and lived near Stuttgart and Baumholder. 

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1272 on: December 21, 2020, 04:45:19 PM »
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Hi John, thanks for the nice welcome.
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1273 on: January 14, 2021, 01:36:51 PM »
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Hello, my name is Mike, because my parents could not think of anything else apparently to named me. Had to be like everyone else and name their child Mike.
I pretty much have been around the railroad all my life. My father retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after starting out with Southern Pacific as an engineer. I did not follow in his footsteps exactly but did become a broadcast engineer. However, I did go out and get a speeder, Motorcar. MT-14 which I go out with on runs a few times a year. 
My wife and I are both into N Scale since 1998. We joined a few N-Trak clubs but have moved around the western part of the US. We are currently in Sacramento area now. Have not really found a good N scale club nor N scale people in the area yet. I model MRL (Montana Rail Link) and she models fantasy and Christmas related.
I just started building my first layout of my own. In the past I have built modules and helped with the construction of some club layouts here and there. The layout is a double decked with a helix. The helix is using Kato Unitrak but the rest of the layout is Atlas Code 55.  The layout pretty much fills 3/4 of an RV garage, 20’ x 40’. (I had to leave room for the motorcar of course.) I guess you can say it’s my “Man-cave” but I like to refer to it as the railroad room or shop.
Currently the helix is all done. I also have cork all install on the upper deck and parts on the lower deck. It is going a little slower than I want but I’m still working on it and with COVID restrictions I can’t have the huge work parties, of having my friends from other states come over.
I am looking forward to seeing what Railwire will offer from the modeling community. Also of course the friendships that will be made.