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George D Posted - 11/04/2010 : 2:46:22 PM
Our last thread of introductions grew to a whopping 100 pages. I guess it’s time to start a new thread.

Mike C provided the original guidance for this thread which works pretty well.

It's really great getting to know one another. If you're a new member (or even an old one who never replied to the original thread), please take a few moments and introduce yourself to us here.

1) Where do you live?
2) How long have you been a model railroader, and how did you get started in the hobby?
3) Do you model a prototype railroad or freelance your layout?
4) Do you model a certain era and/or geographic region?
5) How large is your layout and what scale do you model?
6) What's your favorite part of the hobby? And what do you enjoy least?
7) How do you control your trains (DC, DCC, or something else)?
8) Tell us anything else about yourself you'd like us to know.
9) Post your picture - if you dare.


If you want to see how others answered the questions, the last thread is here: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8297&whichpage=1

George
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jbvb Posted - 07/08/2020 : 8:12:45 PM
Welcome, George. The flying monkeys would be just right for Dirigible Wash employees.
Orionvp17 Posted - 07/08/2020 : 7:42:38 PM
Welcome aboard, George! Do the monkeys fly the dirigibles?

Enjoy the ride!

Pete
in Michigan
Opa George Posted - 07/08/2020 : 7:15:17 PM
Hello all,

I'm George from Harrisburg, PA, and I've been on and off with model trains since my "HO by Lionel" days in the early 60s. I got interested in HO craftsman structure kits back in the 1980s and have been pretty seriously modeling since then.

I freelance in HO, modeling a small line that serves some coastal towns, including a seaside resort in the 1930s to early 40s.

My HO layout is a stretched out "Z" six feet at it's widest point, and about 14 feet long. I have a mixture of DC and DCS, plus whatever that Lionel Polar Express system is. That might be a clue to everyone that electronics and wiring is my least favorite bit of the hobby--otherwise I would have it all converted to one system by now.

I have an odd sense of humor, so weird things frequently make it onto my layout--including a dirigible landing platform and flying monkeys. So it goes.
George D Posted - 04/23/2020 : 8:20:27 PM
Welcome aboard, Philip. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself.

George
Beaver Creek Posted - 04/23/2020 : 7:50:08 PM
Hello names Phil, i live in New York, NW of NYC. I'm not really new here, saying that I've not been a member for a very long time (long story that only a few know). I've recently started working on my new logging layout. My first project will be finishing my basement. I've put up the studs, insulated and will soon start drywall (only 40 sheets:( ) then I work on drop ceiling.
I have a hugh number of structures built, some that I completed myself others from old friends. I also have a number of completed sections from last layout that I want to incorporate into my new layout. Final space for this layout is 40 ft x 24 ft. Around the wall with a number of peninsulas. This will be my 5th layout now and most likely my last. Looking forward to catching up on the forum. Thanks
Hawghead Posted - 04/22/2020 : 1:08:54 PM
Ian, Willi and FD,

Welcome to the forums. I'm looking forward to you sharing your layouts with us.

Scott
fd Posted - 04/17/2020 : 2:06:24 PM
I live in Oakland NJ. Started my first HO layout in the early 50s using Truscale road bed and brass track. Left the hobby until 1989. I am an HO scale free lance modeler. My layout is a short line with a north eastern feel. I model 1947 with light to medium steam. My roster is 2-8-0,2-8-2, 4-6-0. My favorite part of the hobby is building scenery and scratch built or heavily kit bashed structures. I am not heavy on prototype operations. I enjoy a laid back railroad, watching nice small trains roll through nice plausable scenery with occasional switching duties. I operate on NCE system.
The railroad is the Ramapo Central and is about 95% complete with scenery.
George D Posted - 04/17/2020 : 08:52:24 AM
Welcome aboard, William. It sounds like the bug bit you. Have fun with the layout.
George
Dutchman Posted - 04/17/2020 : 08:27:52 AM
Welcome to the RR-L Forums, Willi. It sounds like you have a great project going.

Willi Posted - 04/17/2020 : 08:06:35 AM
Hey everyone, thanks for accepting me.
I live in Central NY and I ran HO cars as a kid, but never trains. I caught the bug when I was helping with a seven month renovation of a 119 year old house this past year, for one of our kids. The house was 80 yds from the tracks and trains (mostly CSX) went by several times a day. I was amazed by them! Long story short, I decided to make a train layout (my first) for my enjoyment of building things and for our 14 grandchildren to enjoy when they visit.
I decided on n scale, because of size constraints, and have it based on the mountainous, Pacific NW area. Coal and gold mining, a river village with a harbor and light industry, add to the mountains and valleys of this “L shaped” approx 4’ x 6’ layout. It has three, overlapping loops forming a continuous run with several sidings.
I started with W. R. Budd’s “Lake District Ry” (Thank you Mr. Budd) and modified it to my needs. I’ve answered a lot of my building questions from reading this forum. Glad to join this.
Thanks
BigLars Posted - 01/25/2020 : 6:20:50 PM
Welcome Ian, freelance is great as you get to do what you want and fallow less rules.
tloc Posted - 01/22/2020 : 08:53:38 AM
Welcome to the forum Ian. Don’t worry about what you model as you will find a lot of us here started with a prototype but modeled the same as you, what strikes our fancy. You will find some tremendous excellent modelers here in all scales.

TomO
jbvb Posted - 01/22/2020 : 08:22:05 AM
Welcome, Ian. Most of us who have layouts have gone through the paring down process, so our thoughts on it might be useful to you.
Faire to Midland Posted - 01/21/2020 : 10:05:30 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Ian, and I've been playing with N scale since I was a teenager. I've been using the name Faire to Midland for my layouts since I was about 16. I've visited this forum off and on for a few years actually. I first found it when somebody linked to a garage someone here was building in 1/35th scale. It was really impressive work, but I kind of quit following progress when the thread seemed to become more about playing with dolls. I then sort of forgot about this forum for a while after that, but I was recently reminded of it an checked it out again. I am fascinated with the Early Rail forum, as that is the era to which I would like to build my next layout. The pictures and ideas and research offered up in those posts really inspire me, and I'm excited to start posting there myself.

My new layout room is 7-1/2 feet by 16 feet, and I intend to create a freelanced short line railroad somewhere in the Arkansas Ozarks or Ouachitas somewhere around the turn of the 20th century. I'm not real big on any prototype fidelity, I draw my inspiration from all over the place. While my original interest in the area came from the White River division of the MP, I have a bad habit of wanting to incorporate design ideas from just about every good railroad book I read, and I read a LOT so... I'm hoping for some help to pare down my ideas, build a clearer vision and turn that vision into an actionable plan.




Hawghead Posted - 01/14/2020 : 11:47:39 AM
I don't check this thread as often as I should so I'll just say welcome to all the latest new arrivals. I'm glad to see we are getting some more narrow gauge fans.

Scott

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