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  • Hi everyone. I've been posting here for a few months now but have been negligent about posting to this thread.

    1) What State or Country and nearest City we live in:

    I live in Hamilton, NJ, which is a suburb of Trenton.

    2) How long modeling and how we got started:

    I’ve been RR modeling two years now. I had a Tyco set when I was a kid and like everyone

    else out grew them when cars, girls and college became more important. I picked up a copy of Model Railroader in a bookstore two years ago and that rekindled my interest in the hobby.

    3) What lines we model:

    I have a little of everything on my layout. I have CNJ, Reading and PRR. I’m not into recreating a prototype; my main interest in the hobby is building craftsman kits and scenery. The trains are just an excess to do the other two.

    4) Years we model:

    Transition era. Late 50’s early- mid 60’s.

    5) How large is your layout and what scale do you model:

    My current layout is 4x8 with an extension of another 2x8 cut in half length ways and joined at 90 degrees.

    6) If we use DC, DCC or other:

    I currently use my old Tyco DC power supply. I will upgrade to DCC when I start building my new layout.

    7) Anything else you want to add:

    I just want to say thank you to Joe for hosting such a great forum and to all the moderators for taking the time to make sure everything runs smoothly. Also a big thank you to all the regulars that post here. The amount of quality information I have learned here is second to none.

    8) Post your picture if you dare:

    OK, you asked for it:



    This is me with my two daughters. Nicole, age 13 and Jacklynn, age 14.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
    FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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    • Hi Rick

      Great looking family you have there.

      Also thanks for taking the time to fill out this little biography and thank you for the very informative posts you have made to this group.
      <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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      • Rick

        Nice looking family you have got there. It looks like we are getting quite few Mid Atlantic folk on here now. You are just up I-95 from me. I am in Drexel Hill, just west of Philadelphia.

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        • Thanks for taking to the time to post to this thread, Rick, and thanks for the photo. I remember when my girls were that young.

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          • Great picture of the family, Rick!

            Chuck

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            • Hi Rick, It's great to see your photo. I was only the other day thinking perhaps this thread should be revived again to get photos of newer forum members.

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              • Rick,

                That is a great picture. Now it is time for some of the other members to take the "picture plunge"!

                Bruce
                Bruce

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                • Greetings to all. My name is Steve Lambert and this seems like as good a place as any for my first post on this forum...

                  1) What State or Country and nearest City we live in

                  About 8 months each year are spent in Lee's Summit, Missouri- a Kansas City suburb. The other 4 months are spent at our lake home in Ludington, Michigan.

                  2) How long modeling and how we got started

                  Started with a 4'X 8' Lionel layout in the mid 50's as a boy. Since then I've gone through off-and-on seasons and every scale from N thru Fn3 at one time or another.

                  3) What lines we model

                  Freelance lumber/mining narrow gauge mostly- but a little D&RGW as well. Over the years I've also done Rock Island, UP and more.

                  4) years we model

                  1930's thru 1960's

                  5) how large is your layout and what scale do you model.

                  At the moment I am building an around-the-corner shelf layout about 2' X 16' in On30 and I'm trying to decide whether to go outdoor or indoor with some Fn3/G scale acquisitions.

                  6) if we use DC, DCC or other

                  Both. I have a new Digitrax Zephyr system I haven't even attempted to hook up yet in addition to DC.

                  7) anything else you want to add?

                  Happily married for nearly 33 years to my high school sweetheart. We have two grown, married daughters and two delightful grandchildren. My wife and I work together as authors and owners of a publishing company which produces a line of children's educational curriculum used primarily in the homeschool market.

                  8) post your picture if you dare

                  [:-shake] Always a scary proposition - but here is a pohto of my wife and I.


                  I never met a train I didn\'t like.

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                  • Welcome to RR-L, Steve!

                    Glad to have another guy from the K.C. area on the forum. I divide my time between a home in Liberty and one at "the Lake," so I drive back and forth through Lee's Summit (291) all the time.

                    Feel free to jump into the discussions here on the forum. We've got at least a couple of guys who are currently building in On30 and several others who are thinking about switching to it. Walt (aka "Rusty") has been working at producing an On30 logging disconnect kit. I have a set of the disconnects, and they're very nicely done.

                    Thanks for taking the time to fill out our little "interview" and posting a photo. Again, welcome to the forum.

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                    • Welcome Steve. Thanks for posting your picture and some information about yourself. I look forward to more of your postings in the future and maybe progress pictures of your layout.
                      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
                      FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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                      • Steve,

                        Welcome to the fourm! Since I have a son and several cousins living in Michigan, I have visted Ludington on a number of occasions. If I recall, it is the location of a ferry to Wisconsin.

                        Bruce
                        Bruce

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                          Originally posted by Dutchman


                          I have visted Ludington on a number of occasions. If I recall, it is the location of a ferry to Wisconsin.


                          Bruce,

                          You're right. The S.S. Badger is now an automobile ferry traveling between Ludington and Manitowoc, WI across Lake Michigan. For 50 years or so it was owned by the C&O and ferried railroad cars along with it's two sister ships. It's steam-powered and puffs clouds of black, sooty smoke reminiscent of steam-powered locomotives.

                          Thanks to all for the greetings and well-wishes,

                          Steve
                          I never met a train I didn\'t like.

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                          • Yep, looks like you are happily married! Welcome to the forum, Steve! Didn't I see a different picture earlier?

                            Chuck

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                              Originally posted by wvrr


                              Didn't I see a different picture earlier?

                              Chuck


                              Chuck,

                              You caught me! I came across this one last night and decided it was more "appropriate" for the forum than the individual photo I had posted earlier.

                              Thanks for the welcome,

                              Steve
                              I never met a train I didn\'t like.

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                              • Hi Folks! I guess I don't fit in to well with most of you. Read on and you'll see why.

                                1. I'm about 40 miles from Binghamton , NY

                                2. I think you can say I started when I was in my high-chair and crawling around watching my father.

                                3.I freelance the northeast.

                                4.Late 40's - early 50's

                                5.It's 250sq. ft. and I work with hi rail, mostly Lionel, some Weaver, K=line, MTH. As you can see no loyalty. Don't hit me...I do help my son with n guage when I can see 'em.

                                6.Nope...good old zw's but am considering it.

                                7.The connection I do have is that my scenery is based on what you guys do as opposed to the usual toy train look. Da difference...da track, however I use Gargraves and Ross along with a few 022's.

                                8.Last time I tried having a picture taken the camera broke. However in short time I will post a pic of a semi finished area, just need to complete one thing so I don't get shot by anyone.

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