An Introduction

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Climax1880, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Climax1880

    Climax1880 Member

    I think that now is the time for introducing myself to the crew over here.

    My name is John Lauch (Climax 1880) and I live in Charlotte NC. I am a retired Marine and am going on 70 in July.

    I model a very obscure mining and logging line that existed from 1880-1920 in Northern Va. The mine and most of its artifacts are inside of a federal park and is one of the favorite attractions in the park. Of course there is very little left now save for crumbling foundations, a barely visible track through the park and a small amount of written material. I have a story in the works to be sent to Bob Brown at Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette if he doesn't shoot me first (I've promised this thing to him for a while now).

    As I said, all is in ruins now so there is lots of scratchbuilding that has been done with a lot more to come!!! (Pray that I retain my sanity until this is finished) If it gets finished and is in good condition I plan to donate it to the Natl Park Svc for use at park hqtrs to show visitors what was done there.

    As you can see by my post to Vic about his "air raid" I love good humor.

    As Arnold would say: "I'll be back!"

    Have a great day

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Sounds like a great project!

    Welcome to The Gauge! :D

  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I had welcomed you in that other thread, but welcome once again. :wave: :wave: Looking forward to seeing some of your stuff. This is a great place to show what you can do.
  4. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Welcome Home

    Would luv to see some pictures of your layout!
    And again welcome, this is a great place.
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Thanks for the introduction JR.
    That sounds very intresting, and for a young chicken like you should be done right quick:D :D :D :D :D :D
    Welcome and we are now very KEEN to see your progress;)
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Welcome to the Gauge JR
  7. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Welcome JR, it is always good to hear that someone else models the same era I do. :wave:

    My (soon to be) layout is an 1880s short line from Southern Ontario called the Credit Valley Railway.

    Can't wait to see your pictures.
    Of course, as soon as I start a layout (May/June) I will hve to buy a camera :D .
  8. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    And a warm HOWDY from the hills. FRED
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Welcome to the Gauge JR - I have to agree with the others - Pics would be great if / when you can. :)

    If you have any questions to ask - please feel free to do so. :D

    Of course, we may ask Questions you can answer, so please keep an eye out. :) :)
  10. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Glad to have you join us! Your layout project sounds terrific! I wish you the best with it!
  11. Climax1880

    Climax1880 Member

    Thank you one and all

    Hey gang:
    Thanks for the words of welcome. Happy to be here. As soon as we can decide whether to buy a digital camera or a scanner, I'll be able to send some photos. Don't have much in the way of scenery or track yet because of all the time it takes to scratchbuild everything they say on this space for future developments.

    Talk at ya later.

  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Welcome and best of luck with your project! Looking forward to some pics. :wave: :)
  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Welcome John. I'm sure the logging guys are already drooling at the thought of your layout - it sounds totally cool. And what a great idea to donate it to the park.

  14. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Welcome to the gauge JR, you have 3 years on me old friend.
    Very glad to see another logging nut.
  15. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Welcome JR from the deep South and I mean deep....wish I lived on the edge of the woods..spent some time in the woods in Virginia and loved every minute of it woods consists of two very tall pine trees in my garden

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