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Hawghead
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Posted - 04/22/2020 :  1:08:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ian, Willi and FD,

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

Scott


There's a prototype for everything.
If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.
DCC is not plug and play.

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Beaver Creek
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Posted - 04/23/2020 :  7:50:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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



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George D
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Posted - 04/23/2020 :  8:20:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, Philip. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself.

George



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Opa George
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  7:15:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.



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Orionvp17
Fireman

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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  7:42:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, George! Do the monkeys fly the dirigibles?

Enjoy the ride!

Pete
in Michigan



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jbvb
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  8:12:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Welcome, George. The flying monkeys would be just right for Dirigible Wash employees.


Edited by - jbvb on 07/08/2020 8:13:25 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/09/2020 :  08:54:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the Forum, George. There is nothing wrong with some whimsical scenes.


Bruce

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George D
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Posted - 07/09/2020 :  09:19:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, George. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself.

George



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Opa George
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Posted - 07/09/2020 :  12:01:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Welcome to the Forum, George. There is nothing wrong with some whimsical scenes.




Thanks for all the welcomes. The flying monkee note seemed to generate some responses. It gives me an operational opportunity for a few LCL drops of Monkey Chow at this business.



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jamesbkenny
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Posted - 07/25/2020 :  06:34:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi I am James from Barnsley, South Yorkshire in the UK.
I have been on and off (Mainly off to be honest) modelling American Narrow Gauge for 40 years. I was captivated by the likes of John Olson and Malcolm Furlow (Contentious I know) when I saw them in Model Railroader and Gary Nash and Mic Greenberg which I first found in a 1979 copy of the NG&SLG . I have made a cople of FineScale Minatures models and helped a little on building a version of Chama at the Wakefield Railway Modeller Club. But that was all a long time ago.

Lately I have discovered Troels Kirk on this site and also discovered Sierra West Scale Models and I am now itching to try On30. Only something small but hopefully high quality. If it's not brilliant I won't be happy.



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George D
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Posted - 07/25/2020 :  07:30:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, James. It sounds like you're a hard core narrow gauger. You're going to find a lot of On30 activity here. Join in and let us know what you're doing.

George



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/25/2020 :  07:33:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, James. I’m looking forward to seeing your work posted here.

Mike



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jamesbkenny
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Posted - 07/25/2020 :  07:47:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the warm welcome. I will probably have more questions than answers!. In fact I am posting a question in a moment. Better put it on the correct thread!


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thefowlerman
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Posted - 08/29/2020 :  03:54:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All,
I live in the east bay of the SF Bay Area, have traveled and lived here and there but as one of those few born-and-raised Californios, always seems to come back home to the Bay Area.

I started my first layout in 6th grade, a 4x8' HO plywood empire with a 4x4' add-on to make an L. Took up half of my very patient parent’s family room before high school, work, cars and girls - not necessarily in that order - came along. The plywood came down and everything packable went into boxes, the layout deferred but the dream never going away.

Work, moves and marriage and I started a second layout in the garage of our tiny rented home in Pacific Grove, CA. That barely went beyond the planning stage, but did result in accumulating more track and turnouts in anticipation of ‘the day’.

Skip ahead thru more moves to our current home in the East Bay with a garage that was just begging to have a dedicated 8 x 16’ train room constructed in one half. Room built, insulated, carpeted, lit and A/C’d and the empire began anew. Progress was slow but the layout is now running, pretty much de-bugged and trouble-free, and the first layer of scenicing well past the halfway point.

The Sierra and Northwest Railway and Navigation is a free-lanced late 1930’s down-on-its-luck-but-still-hanging-on line running between the cities of Eureka, Belle Fleur and Port Talbot thru mountains, foothills and wide-spots on the line with names like Centennial, Remington, Las Rojas, Arribe Caliente and Inasmuchas, to the hard working seaside port of Bee Haven.

Small steam - a pair of Prairies and a Mikado - deferred maintenance, 40’ freight cars and a trio of almost 60’ hand-me-down passenger varnish are the order of the day. But progressive management sees better days ahead, along with the writing on the wall; and diesel in the form of a GE 44 tonner recently came, though at the cost of yet another advance on the S & NW R & N line of credit at the local 1/87 scale bank.

Trains on the ‘Sinful and Wrong’ are short but picturesque as they snake through tunnels, climb mountain passes and inch their way across trembling bridges. Through the ‘cheat’ of a hidden helix and a folded dogbone track plan, 155’ of mainline running - 120’ of it visible - are packed into the train room. Trains do pass thru each scene 4 times, but a more-or-less continuous grade ensures that each pass through is at a higher elevation for a bit of visual separation. Trains reach the highest point on the line at Bonaparte, which at 55” above the floor is perhaps not too far off from its namesake Little Emperor, before disappearing into an as-yet unnamed mountain and the four-turn helix. Control is currently DC, with the transition to DCC planned for this winter. All buildings are lit by LEDs, with each structure being removable should I eventually decide to detail the interiors.

Every aspect of the hobby interests me in turn, but scenery is where the real joy comes, followed by just letting the trains run on the continuous mainline, structure building, getting ideas from the latest model railroad magazine, and operation. Casual operation to be sure, no timetable here, as befits the casual nature of the S & NW R & N. Least favorite but still enjoyable is the electrical side of things, with Ohm’s law and calculating resistor values still as challenging as alchemy to me. I do enjoy trying my hand at modeling different types of scenery, with the current effort being California gold country foothills and river.

Well, forgive the long intro. I’m looking forward to enjoying the forum, learning new skills and improving my modeling from the tips of the modelers here, and perhaps making a contribution or two when I can.

Thanks in advance!
Marc

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/29/2020 :  08:35:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, Marc. Sounds like you have a lot of fun with this hobby, which is as it should be. I like what I see in your photo and hope to see more.

Mike



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