|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 11/04/2010 : 2:46:22 PM
Our last thread of introductions grew to a whopping 100 pages. I guess itís time to start a new thread.
Mike C provided the original guidance for this thread which works pretty well.
It's really great getting to know one another. If you're a new member (or even an old one who never replied to the original thread), please take a few moments and introduce yourself to us here.
1) Where do you live?
2) How long have you been a model railroader, and how did you get started in the hobby?
3) Do you model a prototype railroad or freelance your layout?
4) Do you model a certain era and/or geographic region?
5) How large is your layout and what scale do you model?
6) What's your favorite part of the hobby? And what do you enjoy least?
7) How do you control your trains (DC, DCC, or something else)?
8) Tell us anything else about yourself you'd like us to know.
9) Post your picture - if you dare.
If you want to see how others answered the questions, the last thread is here: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8297&whichpage=1
|15 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
||Posted - 06/10/2013 : 9:32:06 PM
1) I live in Austin, TX.
2) I've been a model railroader for 40 years ever since my older brother built an N scale switching shelf layout and got me hooked.
3) I'm a prototype modeler.
4) My modeling interests are currently the late 1950s around New York Harbor.
5) Layout size about 500sf, and I model HO scale (mostly).
6) Most favorite part of the hobby: operating and designing layouts. Least favorite: wiring.
7) I use DCC.
8) I'm an architect and professor.
9) My mug shot.
||Posted - 06/06/2013 : 10:04:23 AM
Hi. I'm new to the forum - thanks for allowing me to join.
1) I live in Leeds, UK.
2) I've been a model railroader for about 12-15 years - I got started in RR modelling again after my brother-in-law introduced me to it, and then to US RRs after seeing the comparative quality of the models at that time.
3) I freelance my layout, but see 4 below.
4) My layout's very loosely based on the OR-WA border area.
5) I model in HO - the layout goes round the walls of a roughly 20 by 15 double garage. Very much a work in progress.
6) My favorite two parts of the hobby are structure building, and operation. My least favourite is ballasting - isn't it everybody's??
7) DCC control (NCE Powerhouse Pro).
8) I do the design and typesetting for the NMRA British Region's bi-monthly magazine, Roundhouse.
9) "Post your picture - if you dare." Maybe not!
||Posted - 06/06/2013 : 07:20:13 AM
Welcome to the forum, Mike & Old Dog; I'm a closet Live Steamer, get the magazine, have the lathe & mill, won't have time to build anything until I retire.
||Posted - 06/06/2013 : 01:14:28 AM
1. I live in Phoenix, AZ...
2. Been involved in model RR off and on since as a kid got my first Lionel...
3. Just have fun, she who cooks the meals is the builder and positioning of buildings ect...
4. kinda Southwest, just what strikes our fancy...
5. 4x8 Ho 1ea, N scale 4X5 2ea and a 7 1/2 gauge Midway switcher at Maricopa Live steamers, wife has a Clishay same gauge...
6. Sitting and running trains, I am in a powerchair, can't easily stand for any period of time...
7. Dc and DCC both for home layouts...
8. Just an Old Dog 82 years watching my trains go by...
I am just a chalk line on the side walk waiting for the next rain to wash me off, until that time I am what I am :)
||Posted - 05/12/2013 : 10:15:40 AM
Hello, I am Mike from Sandusky, Ohio. My father had an HO train layout when I was young and I have always had an interest. Then when my first son was born he had an obsession with trains, and so started mine again. I model the Pennsylvania RR and Baltimore and Ohio in the 1940's to 1957. I do not model to a strict protype, but I do try to stay prototypical. I took a break of a few years and have just gottten back into it with my kids, my son is 15 now, and he has been helping me clear out fo trains that do not fit. We have also been making purchases that suit him, lol! I use a Digitrax Zephyr set to control everything with a mix of MTH, Soundtraxx, LokSound, and QSI sound. I also use JMRI Decoder Pro to program everything. We just have a 4x8 sheet of plywood that we are going to finish before starting our larger layout. My son has decided that the 4x8 will have half of it has a logging railroad. I will get my steel mill when we start the next layout :)
I am looking forward to catching up on everything I missed in modelrailroading during my break! Mike Schock
||Posted - 05/11/2013 : 7:13:35 PM
Sim (real name?) and Steve, welcome to the forums.
||Posted - 05/11/2013 : 6:35:29 PM
Thank you for the kind welcome George. I am looking forward to a lot of fun and good times. Steve
||Posted - 05/11/2013 : 6:15:43 PM
Welcome aboard, Sim and Steve. Glad to see more narrow gaugers joining the crew.
||Posted - 05/11/2013 : 5:36:55 PM
Good afternoon,my name is Steve and i live in Wildwood Florida. I have been interested in model railroading since i was a kid so its been about 40 yrs.I was into n scale but do to age constraints i am now going into on/30.I have yet to build my layout but i am going to freelance it. I am going to model a Florida narrow gauge logging railroad so i am still in the research stage. seeing as i am retired contractor my favorite aspect of the hobby is scratch building structures. My least favorite is making trees. So i do not know why i am doing a logging layout lol. My lay out will be dcc. As to the size i do not know yet as i will be building my train room as a seperate building as soon as i finish building my house. But when i get started i will post my progress in a thread. On a last note i would like to say i am glad to be a member of such a great group of talented and informative people. I would post a picture but i do not want scare the young ones lol. Have safe and happy evening Steve.
||Posted - 05/10/2013 : 10:39:21 PM
I live in Sask Canada and have been modeling on and off for over 30 years . Main interest would be narrow guage I am currently working on a small layout in Hon3
I enjoy most asspects of the hobby scenery seems to be the most fun. My railroad is fictitious in nature and is pre 1936 . I look forward to participating with this group .
I look forward to learning much , thanks for having me
||Posted - 05/10/2013 : 06:01:52 AM
Welcome to the forums JC.
||Posted - 05/09/2013 : 9:12:39 PM
Welcome aboard, Bede, Dave and J-C. You are going to enjoy being part of this group of model railroaders.
||Posted - 05/09/2013 : 6:53:53 PM
hi im J-C ive been a model railroader since i was 5, im 16 now and i have a freelanced ho scale dc layout in my basement, im happy i found out about this forum at the train expo in ottawa last week. im looking foward to contributing to this forum.
||Posted - 04/13/2013 : 12:44:50 PM
Paul, Dave, Bede and Dave, welcome to the RR-Line forums.
|David J Buchholz
||Posted - 04/13/2013 : 11:41:45 AM
A long time coach potato returning to the hobby. I've been collecting boxes for many years and have gotten the nesting urge to actually do something and open a box or two after stumbling across this forum.
I'm into HOn3. Logging and harbors seem to catch my interest best. Thus a stable of five Shays has found my home over the years, including a 2cyl two truck,(A2) 3cyl two truck,(B2) Westside #'s 8 and 10(C3) and a four truck monster (D4)
The other engines are Forney/Bogie types, a tiny Joe works Miniland Bogie,(2-6-4) Forney (2-4-4) and a true Mason Bogie (2-6-4)
Been lurking here for a while, enjoying the magnificent craftsmanship and stealing lots of ideas.
My railroad will likely be Adirondack and Great Lakes themed, giving both harbor and mountain relationships to work with.
I've started on "Buck's Cove" a small 2x4 module to get the skills tunes up again.