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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  08:22:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the Forum, Bob. Have fun on your excursion into DCC and On30!



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Truc
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  1:24:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Truc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greetings,
My name is Curtis and I live just north of Seattle with my wife of fifty years, Vickie. My very understanding wife of fifty years considering how much time and money I devote to my hobbies.
The primary hobby has always been model railroading which got its grip on me as a teenager in Sag Harbor, NY. Mr Dorshel's hobby shop was a magnet.
I've built models of almost all scales throughout the years but now I've been condensed to just a 2x8 foot shelf on which I'm building an On2 diorama. Years ago as the Long Island Railroad headed east, Montauk was still too unpopulated to warrant a line and so the track headed a bit north to Sag Harbor which became its Eastern Terminus. My line, The East Harbor Ry, assumes the LIRR did, indeed, go to Montauk instead of SH. A
nd so the village fathers raised enough money to build their 2 foot line the 10 miles from Bridgehampton.
On a different note, if any of you attended the NMRA convention in Seattle about 10 years ago and visited the Ballard Terminal Railroad, you would have seen me piloting the SW1 "Little Beaver. I had the pleasure of becoming an engineer and working for the company that owns not only the Ballard Terminal but also the Puyallup Southern. So, Hi to all of you!



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George D
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  3:18:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, Curtis. It's nice to have a wife that puts up with our craziness.

We have a large group of narrow gauge modelers of various scales and gauges here, so I'm sure you're going to fit right in.

George



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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  5:40:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the Forum, Curtis. Our youngest son and his family live out in Puyallup.




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ed k
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  10:20:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Curtis, Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your time here. Nice to learn more about you.
For the past 33 years I have attended the Bumbershoot Festival.
This year the temperature change I usually enjoy was not there. I live in Florida.
ed



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hardcoalcase
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  5:25:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All,
Iíve had a little time to explore these Forums and have found the expertise and friendliness to be amazing! So, Iím looking forward to many enlightening discussions, and just maybe I can contribute on such complex matters asÖ on how not to do things!

Ok, to introduce myself, I model an HO freelanced anthracite road c.1910, hauling the hard coal from NE PA to the west bank of the Hudson River. Just imagine two or three Camelback Consolidations struggling to pull a too-long string of wooden, truss rod, coal gondolas up 2% grades; and youíll have a good idea of my vision for the main-stay traffic.

My current layout is in a 21í x 18í room, certainly a generous-enough space to model most of my ďgotta-haveĒ list, while hopefully keeping my ambitions down to a do-able level. Iím working on the third-of-four phases that will complete the plywood-pacific stage. From there, I hope to begin testing the operations plan, starting the basic scenery and putting a dent in that unbuilt kit repository and the long list of to-be-scratch-built projects. IĎm using NCE Power Cab at itís basic level now, but will be seeking a lot of technical assistance as things progress to multi-cab wireless. Along the way, Iíll be looking for help on resin casting techniques Ė Iíll have a lot of wooden gondolas to make!

Jim, aka hardcoalcase



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  5:39:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim,

Welcome aboard! You'll find a lot of expertise here on all of the stuff that you've mentioned, and more! So settle back, enjoy the ride, and feel free to chime in with questions or comments. We all learn from each other!

Enjoy!

Pete
in Michigan



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George D
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  8:36:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, Jim. I'm interested in hearing your way of "how not to do things". I'm tired of making mistakes on my own.

George



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  9:07:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Again, welcome to the forum Jim and Curtis. Jim, you'll find that you can learn something new every day on this forum, and not juts about model railroading. Jump right in with questions. you will receive many authentic, realistic, answers from more than knowledgeable experienced, craftsmen'. As you have noticed, the comradeship and friendships are genuine. Have fun building that coal run'..


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MarkF
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  09:43:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Curtis and Jim. Thanks for your great introductions and I look forward to seeing more of you around the forum.

Mark

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Adamantish
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Posted - 02/21/2018 :  2:15:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, new member here from St. Louis, MO. Iíve been lurking for a while, and Iíve visited this forum off and on over the years. Iím getting back into the hobby after a 20+ year absence, and I find myself interested in doing craftsman types kits and scratchbuilding. Iíve never done either of those, but this seems like the best place to be for some support and knowledge. I donít currently have a layout, and Iím unlikely to have one for a while, but Iíd like to build HO scale dioramas with an eye toward incorporating them into a layout sometime in the (probably far) future. I grew up in southern WV with some N&W tracks literally in my front yard so have a soft spot for that railroad since I saw those trains multiple times a day from age 0 to 11. I also had a great grandfather and grandfather that worked for the Virginian so I have some interest in that railroad for family history reasons. Once I have a little more confidence I'd like to try to build the VGN station that was in Page, WV. I've already bought the plan sheets from the N&W historical society.

For now, Iíve picked up the Oakwood Station kit from FOS Scale Models and plan on building this as my first non-plastic kit. I thought I should start small, and then if successful Iíll work my way up to more complicated kits. I should probably mention as well that I'm an architect by trade, so I know how a 1:1 building goes together. How that translates into building 1:87 buildings remains to be seen :)

I look forward to participating on the forum.
Adam


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George D
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Posted - 02/21/2018 :  3:26:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, Adam. "this seems like the best place to be for some support and knowledge." You're absolutely right!

Thanks for taking time to introduce yourself.

George



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wagnmkr
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Posted - 02/22/2018 :  06:32:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Name is Tom,and I enjoy building stuff. I live in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada and have the good fortune of having some excellent modelers in my area.

I have been playing with trains for two or three days now ( last time was nearly 65 years ag0) and things have changed a lot.

I am interested in On30 simply because of the freedom of it.

I have no idea what I will build yet ... likely something in the logging/mining line. It won't be large either (he says).

For now, I am reading and absorbing, and trying to build me a flat car at the moment.

Cheers

Tom



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George D
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Posted - 02/22/2018 :  8:30:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, Tom. I'm sure you're almost overwhelmed by the changes that have occurred since the 50's. There are a few of us around here that remember model railroading back then.

George



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tloc
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Posted - 02/22/2018 :  8:59:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Tom. There is lots of good advice here if you want to ask and a great bunch of guys.

Enjoy the journey
TomO



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