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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1335 on: November 22, 2023, 10:34:23 AM »
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Welcome Dave and Will - I look forward to seeing your posts.  I have found this community to be incredibly helpful in answering questions and providing tips, and also inspiring as you see some really great modeling.  Best.  Bob

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« Reply #1336 on: December 06, 2023, 06:25:10 PM »
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Hello,

my name is Markus. I'm living in Germany. I've got a few model railroad projects in the making. But my main layout is a N scale scottish themed modular layout called The Lochdubh and Great Glen Railway. I've also started collecting american N gauge rolling stock for a future project. My other projects are an US themed H0 layout above my N scale layout, a 009 (british narrow gauge) and a HOn30 layout (these is represented here in the narrow gauge section.

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« Reply #1337 on: January 01, 2024, 06:08:16 PM »
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Hello Im phil from the Yukon. i used a lot ho in europe when i was younger now looking for some cn cp roads with mostly kato locomotives and shells from better resolution if i can find a way or someone to help.

thanks a lot. 

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« Reply #1338 on: January 01, 2024, 06:38:55 PM »
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Hello Im phil from the Yukon. i used a lot ho in europe when i was younger now looking for some cn cp roads with mostly kato locomotives and shells from better resolution if i can find a way or someone to help.

thanks a lot.

Welcome Phil -- I'll be visiting Carcross later this summer .. wanted to see the new locomotives run on the  White Pass &Yukon ..

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« Reply #1339 on: January 03, 2024, 12:58:23 AM »
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thank you John, better check with them in the spring as a few times they cancelled trains to skagway but it is a beautiful ride to do especially under sunny day.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1340 on: April 07, 2024, 06:06:16 PM »
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I'm R.J., organ grinder monkey grad student from CA. I've been around on various MRR forums since the 2000s but also taken a 10-year break from the hobby, so the name may or may not ring bells (hopefully not warning ones). I mostly model Southern Pacific in CA in N, currently focused on mid-70s. No actual layout to speak of for now, just detailed locos and rolling stock that get shuttled back and forth between the display shelf and the local club layout.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1341 on: May 08, 2024, 09:45:06 AM »
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Hello,

I'm Carlos, I work for the Spanish railways dispatcher center in my hometown, Valencia. Railroads and their scale counterparts were always at my home, since my grandfather and dad also work for the railroad and had a passion for the models and the railroad history. My model interest is N scale ones, primarily in the northwest in the transition era, but I'm allways looking to know for railroads around the world.
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« Reply #1342 on: May 08, 2024, 10:52:46 AM »
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Hello,

I'm Carlos, I work for the Spanish railways dispatcher center in my hometown, Valencia. Railroads and their scale counterparts were always at my home, since my grandfather and dad also work for the railroad and had a passion for the models and the railroad history. My model interest is N scale ones, primarily in the northwest in the transition era, but I'm allways looking to know for railroads around the world.

Bienvenidos Senior!

There are a few of us around here who know RENFE and ADF.  Looking forward to seeing what you bring to the table.
Philip H.
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1343 on: May 09, 2024, 06:39:18 PM »
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My name's Matt. I live in West Virginia, a stone's throw from the old C&O mainline. I got bit by the model train bug about a year and a half ago. Pretty space limited here at home, so I like N scale and small layouts. Working on ideas for a fictional C&O branchline that I can run circa 1950 for steam and swap out a few vehicles for circa 1980 and the Chessie System. I've been lurking as a guest on this forum for sometime, getting lots of good tips and information for my first efforts. I figured it was time to join up.

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« Reply #1344 on: May 10, 2024, 11:17:02 AM »
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My name's Matt. I live in West Virginia, a stone's throw from the old C&O mainline. I got bit by the model train bug about a year and a half ago. Pretty space limited here at home, so I like N scale and small layouts. Working on ideas for a fictional C&O branchline that I can run circa 1950 for steam and swap out a few vehicles for circa 1980 and the Chessie System. I've been lurking as a guest on this forum for sometime, getting lots of good tips and information for my first efforts. I figured it was time to join up.

Paging @wm3798 you are wanted in the operating room STAT!
Philip H.
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« Reply #1345 on: May 10, 2024, 02:11:14 PM »
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Greetings, fellow Mountaineer! I'm recently transplanted to the Eastern Panhandle (I know I know, not hardly West Virginia at all... )

I have abandoned the notion that I need a large room-filling model railroad, and have settled in nicely with the small table top concept, albeit in several different directions.

First, I've got a hollow core door layout I'm working on that's long on mainline running and pretty short on operations, although I'm in the process of adding a yard shelf to make it a bit easier to swap trains in and out.  See the exhaustive dissertation on that here:  https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=46293.0

Second, I'm dabbling in TTrak modules, which is a great way to build larger scenes one bite at a time, and to join various play groups at shows or in basements for a bit of fun running.  Good potential for scenery skills development, but a little light on the operations side.  More on those adventures here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=46708.0

Third, I've been given custody of a brilliantly crafted small layout, the Newport and Rock Falls, constructed by the legendary @DKS using vintage track, structures and equipment from the "dark ages" of N scale.  It's in my office and provides the soul-satisfying drone of old Roco, Rapido and Rivarossi locomotives as they rattle across code 80 turnouts and Rapido uncoupling ramps.  Despite it's diminutive stature (2'x4') it offers a bit more in the way of switching than my larger HCD layout.  You can read all about David's build, and later my adoption here:  https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=46796.0

Given that the C&O encompasses an enormous swath of West Virginia, I won't assume we're even close to being neighbors, but if you ever find yourself wandering up 522 toward Berkeley Springs, feel free to drop me a note and perhaps you can drop by and help me hang drywall or build a deck or something.

Welcome aboard!
Lee
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1346 on: May 10, 2024, 03:00:58 PM »
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Thanks for the hearty welcome Lee. I appreciate you sharing those links. I’ve lurked long enough to become familiar with your work and the retro-ness is somewhat of an inspiration. Feeling like I’m coming late to the party, my efforts to scrounge up “Spookshow Approved” out-of-production C&O models has resulted in many of my favorite locomotives being DC-only: Atlas RS1, LL BL2, Kato 2-8-2, Bmann 2-8-0. For now I’m enjoying the simplicity of DC and Kato Unitrak. I’m considering some TTRAK modules with my local NMRA club and small table top stuff to practice layout skills before tackling something more permanent in about 3x6’.

I’m near Charleston. But I’ve traveled all over the state, including a trip to Berkeley Springs State Park many moons ago. Fun railroad fact: I’m under the impression that the whole reason the eastern panhandle is even part of West Virginia is that the Union wanted to keep the B&O in federal hands during the Civil War. Lots of history out your way.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1347 on: May 13, 2024, 03:50:50 PM »
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Having taken a WV history course at Shepherd College, I can confirm that rumor.  Messrs Lee and Jackson faced little friction gallavanting across the EP before and after statehood.  John Work Garrett had to replace a number of bridges a number of times, but the effort apparently was worth it.

Looking forward to seeing your progress.
All the best,
Lee
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1348 on: May 14, 2024, 11:26:53 PM »
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Hi all,

Eric here. Sweet forum, just finding these for the first time believe it or not. I work on a small 3x7 layout called Chicago Crossing Model Railroad, it has a YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@ChicagoCrossingRR

I grew up in the Chicago area and lived in the city during my younger adult years before starting my scientific training in earnest out west. Currently living in Denver, so maybe a twist of irony modeling Chicago while tucked under the front range of the Rockies.

Looking forward to reading everything here. Lots to learn yet.

Cheers everyone!

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« Reply #1349 on: June 26, 2024, 02:18:53 AM »
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Hello,
I have been reading the forum for some time now and appreciate the valuable information. Now I have taken the next step and registered.

I model modern N Scale in the west and have a portable layout for exhibitions that is still under construction.

Greetings from Switzerland,
Mike