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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.

John



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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.

J