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  • #16
    Originally posted by Philip View Post
    Sorry Joe, My question is directed about the forum. Did you start the railroad-line forum or just provide the server? Or both...confused


    Philip
    Philip. no worries! When my son was little i of course bought him tons of Thomas the Tank Engine trains. when he got a little bigger he discovered "fathers" trains in the garage ( my old atlas n scale trains ) " Daddy, can we run your choo doos ? " he asked. Finally i succumbed to his requests and dug out my old atlas stuff.. Well, from sitting in the boxes for 20 + years they really didn't run that well .. and of course parts were broken. i found atlas' website and they had a discussion board. so i posted to their board and asked how i could purchase replacement parts. Days later i went back to their website and their website was down. well after a couple weeks of this i sent them an email that i could do a much better job. Interestingly they replied and thats how it all started. I set up the original Atlas RR Forum and hosted it on my servers. eventually i took them on as a computer client and did all their computer work. As time progressed they asked for different forum features. Not wanting to test these features on their production forum i decided to create a second "test" forum. That is how the Railroad LIne Forums were born.

    Joe

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    • Philip
      Philip commented
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      Thanks!

  • #17
    Originally posted by Philip View Post


    Unrelated: I live near Louisville, Ky home of the street rod nationals and one or two radiator shops are in high demand with all the restorations going on. They average over 500 bucks to restore depending on condition. Hazardous occupation for sure.

    Philip
    Philip, I actually thought of re-opening the radiator shop to do custom radiators... Just too many irons in the fire !!!

    i dont really miss it.. dirty work .. lead fumes.. i have some breathing issues that i attribute to working with that stuff when i was a kid.

    Joe

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    • Philip
      Philip commented
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      Sounds like your very busy.

  • #18
    Well Joe it sounds like we all owe your son an great big thanks!!

    And thank you for doing such a great job for us!
    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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    • #19
      Being on the Atlas Forum is how I found RR-Line

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      • #20
        Wow, what an interesting story. Glad the Railroad Forum exists. Thanks Joe.

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

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        • #21
          Joe,

          This is all beyond my comprehension, computer/server info, that is, but like the others have said, a big THANK YOU !! to you and your son
          for keeping this Forum alive.

          Rich

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