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MissingTheMEC
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Posted - 02/13/2016 :  3:44:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone. I am an expat Brit who has lived in Connecticut for 36 years. My first exposure to US railroading was seeing the Maine Central in the Brunswick area in the late 70s and taking some Athearn blue box equipment (an SW7 I think) home with me to marvel at how much better it ran than UK products of the time.
My interest stayed with the MEC and B&M, but I shifted my timescale back to the early 50s to include passenger trains and the end of steam. Since I live in a condo my layout is quite compact and represents (and you can see the British heritage here) the end of a branch line somewhere in the general area of Northern NH or VT. Progress tends to be pretty sporadic as I tend to work on whatever I find interesting at the time, leading to a lot of work in progress but not a lot of finished product. It is, after all, a hobby and not a job.
There appear to be a lot of prolific and skilled modelers here, I expect to learn a lot and will try to contribute where possible.
In warmer weather I tinker with old British cars (a 1979 MGB and a 1979 Triumph Spitfire) and referee youth and adult soccer matches.



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jbvb
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Posted - 02/13/2016 :  3:50:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Welcome, Derrick. I know many people say to avoid using DC and DCC side-by-side on the same layout, but I've been doing it for about 10 years with no problems - I just connected my MRC Prodigy Advance to one of my cab buses and continue to use my DC throttle on the other.


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George D
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Posted - 02/13/2016 :  4:20:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, Derrick and Neville.

Neville, many years ago I owned a bug eye Sprite and I pulled the engine and rebuilt it. Those old English cars are a heck of a lot easier to work on than modern cars.

George



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rbturner
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Posted - 02/17/2016 :  11:24:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone from central Ohio. I just joined the forum but I have been reading it for quite a long time. I joined so that I could reply to a poster in the HO gauge forum that is looking for some parts.

I have been a model railroader and train fan for as long as I can remember.

Thanks for such a warm welcome; it is rare these days on the Internet.



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George D
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Posted - 02/17/2016 :  3:17:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, glad you decided to join in the fun.

George



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CHAROST
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Posted - 02/27/2016 :  08:48:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello folks !
My name is Chris, I live in France (unfortunately it's a very dangerous country) and I'm very happy to be a new member of this great community.
I love model railroad but I'm a very very poor builder. Anyway, I'm happy with a train, an oval of rails on a sheet of plywood.
Many thanks by advance for your welcome.
Best regards,
Chris



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George D
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Posted - 02/27/2016 :  09:04:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard, Chris. If you're happy with "a train, an oval of rails on a sheet of plywood", you are at the right place.

George



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CHAROST
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Posted - 02/27/2016 :  11:45:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Welcome aboard, Chris. If you're happy with "a train, an oval of rails on a sheet of plywood", you are at the right place.
George


Thanks. And that's exactly what I do !

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46961




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JGDURAND
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  05:33:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello Chris, a young hello of France through the US, welcome among us




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If you can dream it,you can make it

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CHAROST
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  06:37:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Merci !


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vwrabbit
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Posted - 03/12/2016 :  1:39:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Howdy! Been lurking awhile. Time to post. Love the site!

Tim



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Harry O
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Posted - 03/28/2016 :  9:51:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welllllll...;
I am from California and graduated from Richmond Union High School in '66 Think of the movie "Coach Carter" that is my alma.
Dad was a sailer from La his dad retired from the Rock Island as a section foreman.
Mom a San Francisco young girl.
Joined the Army in '667 out in '70 as a Capt. of Arty.
went back ta school became first a machnest then a cop.
Moved to Colorado.
My in progress layout is set in the war years (WWII) And Is named Colorado to California rail lines thus C to C.
I am building or have built my rolling stock motive power and structures.
that is the part of the hobby I love that and watching the grand kids run the trains.
Well God Bless and I hope to catch up with you all
Harry O




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George D
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Posted - 03/29/2016 :  08:37:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad you're joining in, Tim.

Harry, thanks for taking time to introduce yourself. Since your were and artillery captain, you probably have a hearing problem like many of us old folks. At least it doesn't interfere with the hobby.

George



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/29/2016 :  09:03:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tim, Chris & Harry,

Welcome to the Forum. Thanks for checking in and providing us with some of your background info.



Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Jake istre
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Posted - 07/01/2016 :  2:08:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone my name is Jake. I am a lifetime model railroader. My love of trains began as a kid when i would walk to reeves market located across the street from the Sacramento northern yard in yuba city California with my grandpa. I started out with tyco trains then moving on to athearn blue box kits.i model in HO, N, and O-31. I used to stare at the earl small shaw tenement row photos as a kid wondering how do they do that. Now that i have worked my way up over the years id say my skill level is that of a beginner expert. I have building wood kits for over a year now, and i have learned so much from building them. I wanted to say hello and I will share what i am working on with my "tide water central " layout .southern pacific in the Bay Area of California .i hope to get to know fellow modlers and learn new things.


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