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  • Thank you Jerry and Rick

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    • The forum is growing and that is a good thing. Welcome to ALL new members. Looks like a bunch of talented modelers with lots to offer.

      John

      GULF COAST & WESTERN

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      • Hello All,
        I'm member of this forum since 2011, but was not active during all this time. As many new member here, I'm an old user of the Modelers forum.

        1) Where do you live?

        Québec city (apologize, my english is bad, I know it... )

        2) How long have you been a model railroader, and how did you get started in the hobby?

        I'm in model railroading, since I was 14, at begin, I was very impressed, as so many of us, by the work of John Allen. My first layout was a N scale copy of the «Gorre» section of the G&D. I've turn to HO scale in the last year of the past century. after what I've mad a break of the hobby from 2001 to 2009/2010. Since 2010, I've scratchbuild a lot of model, and build some kit too.

        3) Do you model a prototype railroad or freelance your layout?

        I plan to model a free lance layout : the Miskatonic Valley & Atlantic RR

        4) Do you model a certain era and/or geographic region?

        1920-1930 steam era in the H.P. Lovecraft New England.


        5) How large is your layout and what scale do you model?
        at this time I don't have layout, but I plan to begin to built a small layout in a 72" x 18" space.

        6) What's your favorite part of the hobby? And what do you enjoy least?

        Scratchbuilding, building Kit and Dio.

        7) How do you control your trains (DC, DCC, or something else)?
        N/A

        Eric.

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        • Welcome aboard. Eric. No problem with your English. A lot of us were inspired by John Allen, so you'll fit right in here.

          George
          Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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          • Welcome Eric!
            Carl

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            • Good to have you on board Eric.
              Jerry



              "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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              • Glad to have you with us, Eric.

                I look forward to following along on your incredible scratchbuilds!

                Cheers, Mark.

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                • Welcome Eric ! It will be great to see your models here. Keep posting pictures ! We love pictures..

                  Rich

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                  • Hello all,

                    My name is Tom Langford and I live in Orlando, Fl. I'm retired from the Orlando Police Department. I retired as a Police Lieutenant, Special Operations Commander. My last five years were spent at the Orlando International Airport where I worked closely with many Federal Agencies including the Secret Service. I was an active participant when POTUS or any dignitary came to Orlando. After retirement from OPD, I spent 7 years with the State Attorney's Office. I'm now fully retired and actively building my Atlantic and Southern RR empire.

                    I've been an active HO scale modeler for the past 65+ years. At one time I professionally painted brass for customers around the world. I only paint my own brass now as painting for others drastically cuts into my own modeling time.

                    My layout, (photos to follow later when I learn how to post photos) is the Atlantic and Southern Railroad. I built a separate out structure to house the layout. It is roughly in a 20 X 50 building behind the pool. I refer to the building as the train shed. The A&S RR is a tri-level layout with a bottom level, The Bottoms, a second level, The Midlands, and the third level, The Summit. The levels are accessed by way of an 8 X 12 Ovalix.

                    My main focus is building structures, both kits and scratch builds, as well as scenery. I can run trains but scenery and structures are my interest.

                    I'm very much looking forward to my participation here albeit limited, as I'm still an active member of another forum.

                    Tom
                    Last edited by ACL1504; 2 weeks ago.

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                    • Welcome aboard, Tom and thank you for your service. Your train shed sounds like something many of us would l like to have. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your layout.

                      George

                      Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                      • Welcome aboard, Tom! Enjoy the ride! Looking forward to the pictures....

                        Pete
                        in Michigan

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                        • Great to have you here, Tom. Looking forward to seeing some nice big pictures of the Atlantic and Southern Railroad.

                          Cheers, Mark.

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                          • Good to see you here Tom. Welcome aboard. Can't wait for the pictures.

                            Bernd
                            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                            • Originally posted by George_D View Post
                              Welcome aboard, Tom and thank you for your service. Your train shed sounds like something many of us would l like to have. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your layout.

                              George
                              George,

                              Thank you, much appreciated. I forgot to mention the train shed is 20X50 in an "L" shape. The structure interior is actually 12 ft. wide and 50 long with a 12 X 20 kick out. Below is a test picture.

                              Tom



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                              • Originally posted by Orionvp17 View Post
                                Welcome aboard, Tom! Enjoy the ride! Looking forward to the pictures....

                                Pete
                                in Michigan
                                Pete,

                                Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm still learning the site navigations.

                                Tom

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