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Wallace
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/27/2002 :  3:47:51 PM  Show Profile
This responds to Mr. Bagley's suggestion:
I live near Glendale, California, and started modeling in 1940 with Lionel OO Gauge on a pingpong table, later building an open benchwork layout with scenery in 1946 after returning from WW2 service. I model the Southern Pacific steam era for running on the Glendale Model Railroad Club, which I joined in August, 1949. For my home layout, the Goldfield & Hangtown, I model the era from 1890 to 1915 in a room 20 x 25 feet exclusively for the layout, using DC through home-built throttles and controls based on Lynn Westcott's Cab Control articles in MR. Pictures of the G&HRR can be seen at "http://home.earthlink.net/~awwallace".
I have scratch-built 7 SP steam locos, with 1st place trophies for 4, and 1 Best-in-show, and 2 other places in contests. My current focus is on scenery for both home and Club layouts. The Glendale Club can be seen at "www.GMRRC.org", and it holds a free Open House on the first Monday every month, with 3-day Open Houses in the Spring and Fall each year. The Club is at 619 Hahn Ave., Glendale, Calif., and someone is there every Friday, also. Drop in when yu are in the area.



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MikeC
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 12/27/2002 :  8:24:04 PM  Show Profile
John, that's a wonderful family photo. So I'll resist the urge to make snide comments about the old guy with the specs on his forehead. hehe

Wallace, I enjoyed the photo "tour" of your layout. Thanks for providing the url of your website again. And please feel free to post "progress" photos and updates here on the forum. I know we would all like to see them.



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MikeC
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 12/27/2002 :  8:24:04 PM  Show Profile
John, that's a wonderful family photo. So I'll resist the urge to make snide comments about the old guy with the specs on his forehead. hehe

Wallace, I enjoyed the photo "tour" of your layout. Thanks for providing the url of your website again. And please feel free to post "progress" photos and updates here on the forum. I know we would all like to see them.



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Yellow signal
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/29/2002 :  10:27:57 AM  Show Profile
1) What State or Country and nearest City we live in
Netherlands, near Arnhem
2) How long modeling and how we got started
started some 16 years ago first time, second time 1,5 years ago
3) What lines we model
Ficticious freight line, no particular company (anything that looks good and runs...) Main part of the layout is a large switching/loading unloading yard with MOW area and small maintenance shop
4) years we model
1980-now
5) how large our layout is
2,5m x 3m, or 8ftx10ft
6) if we use DC, DCC or other
DCC
7) anything else you want to add
N scale rules!!
8) post your picture if you dare
dares arent'my cup of tea...

Erik


https://www.shapeways.com/shops/Ngineer

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Yellow signal
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/29/2002 :  10:27:57 AM  Show Profile
1) What State or Country and nearest City we live in
Netherlands, near Arnhem
2) How long modeling and how we got started
started some 16 years ago first time, second time 1,5 years ago
3) What lines we model
Ficticious freight line, no particular company (anything that looks good and runs...) Main part of the layout is a large switching/loading unloading yard with MOW area and small maintenance shop
4) years we model
1980-now
5) how large our layout is
2,5m x 3m, or 8ftx10ft
6) if we use DC, DCC or other
DCC
7) anything else you want to add
N scale rules!!
8) post your picture if you dare
dares arent'my cup of tea...

Erik


https://www.shapeways.com/shops/Ngineer

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Eddie Landreth
Fireman

Posted - 12/29/2002 :  12:38:05 PM  Show Profile
1) What State or Country and nearest City we live in

Benton, Arkansas (1/2 hour from Little Rock)

2) How long modeling and how we got started

About 4 years now. Bought the kids a train set for Christmas, and well...

3) What lines we model

Missouri Pacific and subsidiaries (Texas & Pacific, C&EI, etc.)

4) years we model

Roughly 1960-1980.

5) how large our layout is

11' x 20' (see pics of it at the link below in my sig)

6) if we use DC, DCC or other

DCC (Digitrax Super Chief)

7) anything else you want to add

Also modelling the local shortline, the Bauxite and Northern (BXN), which is a 14-mile line that uses 2 switchers to interchange with the mainline and serve the bauxite ore in the local ALCOA refining plant.

8) post your picture if you dare

Here's a pic of us on vacation this summer (I'm the ugly guy in back ).



Edited by - Eddie Landreth on 12/29/2002 12:39:15 PM

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Eddie Landreth
Fireman

Posted - 12/29/2002 :  12:38:05 PM  Show Profile
1) What State or Country and nearest City we live in

Benton, Arkansas (1/2 hour from Little Rock)

2) How long modeling and how we got started

About 4 years now. Bought the kids a train set for Christmas, and well...

3) What lines we model

Missouri Pacific and subsidiaries (Texas & Pacific, C&EI, etc.)

4) years we model

Roughly 1960-1980.

5) how large our layout is

11' x 20' (see pics of it at the link below in my sig)

6) if we use DC, DCC or other

DCC (Digitrax Super Chief)

7) anything else you want to add

Also modelling the local shortline, the Bauxite and Northern (BXN), which is a 14-mile line that uses 2 switchers to interchange with the mainline and serve the bauxite ore in the local ALCOA refining plant.

8) post your picture if you dare

Here's a pic of us on vacation this summer (I'm the ugly guy in back ).



Edited by - Eddie Landreth on 12/29/2002 12:39:15 PM

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Bbags
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 12/29/2002 :  7:09:48 PM  Show Profile
Thanks to all that have responded to this thread. It is a pleasure to get to know all of you better.
Eddie that is one fine family picture and the beach looks mighty inviting also.
Oh to be that young again
My only question is "WHERES RUSTY'S PICTURE"



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Bbags
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 12/29/2002 :  7:09:48 PM  Show Profile
Thanks to all that have responded to this thread. It is a pleasure to get to know all of you better.
Eddie that is one fine family picture and the beach looks mighty inviting also.
Oh to be that young again
My only question is "WHERES RUSTY'S PICTURE"



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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John Smith
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/29/2002 :  9:20:02 PM  Show Profile
I havent been around lately due to workin on the layout which since this weekend has gone from a barely opertable layout to one that is opertable and scenary is getting close to the 100% covering.
1) I live in York, PA for most people the only thing that doesn't make our city disappear from the map is Harley factory.
2) Been modeling for 8 years when I got my G scale train set but switched to HO and got a perminate layout 2 years from planning.
3) I model the best railroad(to me) the PRR.
4) This sounds a lot like a competition but my layouts 10x10 with a 4x4 square cut out of it. Or its the area of 2 4x8's.
5) I use DC and have just about everything DCC has to offer.


Workin on the Pennsy

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John Smith
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/29/2002 :  9:20:02 PM  Show Profile
I havent been around lately due to workin on the layout which since this weekend has gone from a barely opertable layout to one that is opertable and scenary is getting close to the 100% covering.
1) I live in York, PA for most people the only thing that doesn't make our city disappear from the map is Harley factory.
2) Been modeling for 8 years when I got my G scale train set but switched to HO and got a perminate layout 2 years from planning.
3) I model the best railroad(to me) the PRR.
4) This sounds a lot like a competition but my layouts 10x10 with a 4x4 square cut out of it. Or its the area of 2 4x8's.
5) I use DC and have just about everything DCC has to offer.


Workin on the Pennsy

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Catt
Fireman

Posted - 12/30/2002 :  09:02:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Catt's Homepage
1) What State or Country and nearest City I live in?

I live in Grand Rapids Michigan

2) How long modeling and how I got started?

Since 1978 this time around,and I don't remember what got me restarted.

3) What lines I model?

I am a freelancer,but also model CSX,CPRail,and NS

4) years I model?

I model the present day

5) how large my layout is?

My layout is 10'8" x 27'8"

6) if I use DC, DCC or other?

I will be using the ATLAS DCC system

7) anything else I want to add?

I am modeling in Nscale,and will also be building a On30 layout.

My Grande Valley Railroad has existed since 1978.


Johnathan (Catt) Edwards
100% Michigan made

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Catt
Fireman

Posted - 12/30/2002 :  09:02:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Catt's Homepage
1) What State or Country and nearest City I live in?

I live in Grand Rapids Michigan

2) How long modeling and how I got started?

Since 1978 this time around,and I don't remember what got me restarted.

3) What lines I model?

I am a freelancer,but also model CSX,CPRail,and NS

4) years I model?

I model the present day

5) how large my layout is?

My layout is 10'8" x 27'8"

6) if I use DC, DCC or other?

I will be using the ATLAS DCC system

7) anything else I want to add?

I am modeling in Nscale,and will also be building a On30 layout.

My Grande Valley Railroad has existed since 1978.


Johnathan (Catt) Edwards
100% Michigan made

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wnanney
Crew Chief



Posted - 12/30/2002 :  2:45:25 PM  Show Profile
Well - We have done this a few times but here it is again:

1) What State or Country and nearest City we live in:
Ahwatukee/Phoenix, AZ USA

2) How long modeling and how we got started:
About 18 months this time. Drove a F3 in a switchyard many years ago, I was 7, and that did it. Have been in and out of modelling ever since - lets see - 17 years or so total time.

3) What lines we model:
BNSF, Santa Fe, UP and Acela.

4) years we model:
1990 through Present times but do have some F units on the layout because I like them.

5) how large our layout is:
6' X 12' and full of track for running trains.

6) if we use DC, DCC or other:
DCC for everything except a few turnouts which I like to throw myself.

7) anything else you want to add:
I will expand the layout in the near future and add some real scenery to it other than just more locomoitves.

Really - A picture?? OK - here it is:




Edited by - wnanney on 07/22/2003 11:57:49 AM

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wnanney
Crew Chief



Posted - 12/30/2002 :  2:45:25 PM  Show Profile
Well - We have done this a few times but here it is again:

1) What State or Country and nearest City we live in:
Ahwatukee/Phoenix, AZ USA

2) How long modeling and how we got started:
About 18 months this time. Drove a F3 in a switchyard many years ago, I was 7, and that did it. Have been in and out of modelling ever since - lets see - 17 years or so total time.

3) What lines we model:
BNSF, Santa Fe, UP and Acela.

4) years we model:
1990 through Present times but do have some F units on the layout because I like them.

5) how large our layout is:
6' X 12' and full of track for running trains.

6) if we use DC, DCC or other:
DCC for everything except a few turnouts which I like to throw myself.

7) anything else you want to add:
I will expand the layout in the near future and add some real scenery to it other than just more locomoitves.

Really - A picture?? OK - here it is:




Edited by - wnanney on 07/22/2003 11:57:49 AM

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