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  • #16
    Welcome, Jeffrey! I hope I spelled that right.


    • #17
      Welcome to the RR-L!

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      "The Best Wood You Ever Saw!"


      • #18
        Welcome Aboard & Best Regards, Jeffery!


        Originally posted by Don Brimmer

        Welcome Jeffery, enjoy this great bunch!!

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        • #19
          Welcome Jeffery.
          <img src="" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.


          • #20
            Welcome aboard, Jeffery!


            • #21
              Welcome aboard!


              • #22
                Welcome to the Forum Jeffrey. Glad to have you with us.


                • #23
                  Welcome to the forum.,,,,Enjoy!


                  • #24
                    Well, this is certainly a surprise welcome. Thank you all. I have been an armchair railroader for 50 years or so. Actually my wife says my hobby is not trains, but buying trains! I enjoy the shows and was quite active up north in Massachusetts. There are less shows here in Florida but I have managed to go to Orlando fairgrounds when we lived there for a while.

                    Anyway, forced retirement has spirited some actual train modeling. I've converted my 2-car garage into a 1-car garage and benchwork. My Miata fits nicely but her Jeep doesn't. I have a collection of about 50 structures partially completed and a fleet of about 150 freight cars which I'm in the process of weathering. I've always had this problem of never completing projects. The layout will be mostly for display purposes and running once around the perimeter of the garage. Built a "bridge" to allow the car access.

                    Have been a big fan of George Sellios and visited the F&SM a few times. Incredible work. Cought the model railroading bug from John Allen in the early 60's when I was in school. Worked a bit on the Worcester Model Railroaders Club while an undergraduate at Worcester Polytechnic Institute studying engineering. Got a job after graduating in mainframe computer support of large IBM computers. Was one of the few kids on the block who had his own computer (IBM S/360-40) running primitive communications. Needless to say this took up all of my time and spare time as well.

                    Got married 10 years after graduating and bought a home with a train room, but never made much headway given work travel consulting ...

                    Now I'm in Florida and hoping for a new fresh start in model railroading.

                    Anyone have any tips for detached garage modeling in half the year heat and humidity? my dehumidifier seems to help.

                    Jeff Semmel


                    • #25
                      Welcome Jeff. Great to read your bio. Enjoy the forum! [:-apple] [:-apple]
                      Mike Hamer

                      Ottawa, Ontario, Canada