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New and Looking for Ideas
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:19:47 AM »
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Hello folks. Just joined and I thought I'd introduce myself for those who don't know me. I'm James, I live near Detroit and am an avid HO scale modeler in Conrail in late 1985 and also heavy steam locomotives. I hope to learn a lot on this forum.

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Re: New and Looking for Ideas
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 12:44:25 PM »
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Hi James
Since you're already on the internet, do some searches on this & other forums, your browser &/or Google, and RR historical societies for prototype & modeling info on Conrail. There's probably also a Conrail Yahoo Group that you can find here: https://www.yahoo.com/
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Re: New and Looking for Ideas
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 05:27:09 AM »
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On the RailWire and modeling Conrail in HO. Well, 50% accuracy...  :D
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Re: New and Looking for Ideas
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 09:19:43 AM »
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James,
Welcome!  The HO board could use a good swift kick . . . says the Nth degree inveterate N scaler!  For Conrail of that period, you might look for articles in Model Railroader and Model Railroad Hobbyist (MRH) by Matt Snell.  He's a prolific HO author, and he models Conrail in roughly your chosen period.

You should also check out  the ConraiL Historical Society - many of its board members are TRW regulars.
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Re: New and Looking for Ideas
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 09:41:37 PM »
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Did someone say Conrail? I can help...
TMM