Demographics

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, May 10, 2001.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Thought I'd start a thread on demographic, so we all know who is where/why/who etc.

    Country?
    Town?
    Nearest City?
    Age (approx)
    Usual supplier?
    Closest supplier?
    Layout(s)?
    Name of Layout?
    Layout theme or era?
    Layout Gauge?
    Layout Age?
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock?
    Club Membership?
    Which Club?
    How did I find "The Guage"?
    Into trains since?
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you working 24 hours a day on you layout or railfanning?

    Additional info?


    TOOT!

    [This message has been edited by Woodie (edited 05-10-2001).]
  2. jimnrose

    jimnrose Member

    Country - USA
    Town - Orleans Ma.
    Nearest City - Boston
    Age - 63yrs young
    Usual Supplier - random mail order
    Closest Supplier - Snow's Retail Store
    Layout Size - 34' x 26'
    Name of Layout - no name (yet)
    Layout Theme or Era: Steam 1930 - 1960
    Layout Gauge: HO
    Layout Age: 18 mo.
    Preferred Brand of rolling stock:immature
    Club Membership: Yes
    Which Clubs: Nauset RR Club; Palm Beach RR
    How did I find The Gauge: friend
    Into trains since 1999
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents me from working 24/7 - limited knowledge
  3. Country? USA
    Town? Anderson
    Nearest City? Indianapolis
    Age (approx) 61
    Usual supplier? Train Central - Indianapolis
    Closest supplier? Train Central - Indianapolis
    Layout(s)? Yes - One
    Name of Layout? East Central Indiana
    Layout theme or era? 1970s-80s Short Line
    Layout Gauge? HO
    Layout Age? 19 years
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock? Athearn - MDC
    Club Membership? No
    Which Club? N/A
    How did I find "The Guage"? Don't Remember
    Into trains since? 1949
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you working 24 hours a day on you layout or railfanning?
    Looking for Work
    Additional info? Active in the NMRA on local and national level

    Roger

    Roger Hensley - rhensley@anderson.cioe.com
    == http://cid.railfan.net/eci_new.html ==
    == East Central Indiana HO Scale Railroad ==
  4. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    Country - USA
    Town - Concord NH
    Nearest City - Boston
    Age - 31
    Usual Supplier - eBay or IHC
    Closest Supplier - Home Depot! (I get more there than at hobby shops...)
    Layout Size - 4x8
    Name of Layout - River City Road
    Layout Theme or Era: Steam, very early 20th century
    Layout Gauge: HO
    Layout Age: 3 mo.
    Preferred Brand of rolling stock: cheap, intact
    Club Membership: Not as yet
    Which Clubs:
    How did I find The Gauge: a posting on thathomesite.com directed me here. Shamus, Woodie (and of course Susan [​IMG] ) made me want to stay
    Into trains since 2001
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents me from working 24/7 - limited funding
    Pet peeve- I've yet to find a book that makes DCC comprehensible
    favorite moment of railroading- the first time an engine pulls a decently-long consist over new track and doesn't leave anything derailed.
  5. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Ok ,heres my turn

    Country? USA
    City? Grand Rapids, Mich.
    Age? 56
    Usuall Supplier? Rider's Hobbies,Ebay
    Closest Supplier? Rider's
    Layout(s)? Yes
    Name of Layout? Grande Valley RR
    Layout theme or era? Modern shortline
    Layout Guage N scale
    Layout age 2 years and newborn
    Preferred brand of rolling stock? None
    Club membership? Yes
    Which club? Riverbend Model Railroad Club
    How did I find The Gauge(Big Blue) Posting on Trainboard
    Into trains since? The beginning
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you working 24/7 on layout or railfanning? Family,Food,and sleep
    Addional info. I am founding member of IronRailz the only West Michigan NTRAK group. [​IMG]
    I am also the Nscale Forum mod here on Big Blue

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    Catt! NARA#1 & A freelancer for life

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  6. Shay2

    Shay2 Member

    Country? USA
    Town? Salem, Ohio
    Nearest City? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Age (approx) 50
    Usual supplier? Anyplace cheap!
    Closest supplier? 5 Hobby shops within 12 miles.
    Layout(s)? 2...one O Gauge, one HO
    Name of Layout? HO Rush Run River Logging Co.
    Layout theme or era? 1865-1920
    Layout Gauge?
    Layout Age? almost 1 yr, each
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock? humph!
    Club Membership? N/A
    Which Club? N/A
    How did I find "The Gauge"? Catt sent me...
    Into trains since? age 7
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you working 24 hours a day on you layout or railfanning? ...Banks

    Additional info? I started in O Gauge and ended up with these cute lil HO things...I now have about 45 pieces of rolling stock and 12 engines, mostly Logging type.

    The detail got me hooked and I'm in HO to stay.

    I still maintain my O Gauge layout, but haven't done much to finish it for the last 7 months.

    I buy and sell on Ebay a lot as well as Hobby Shops locally and I am fortunate to live in an area that has several "Train Estate Auctions" every year.

    Rich




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    Rush Run River Logging Co.
  7. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Country? - Australia
    Town? - Sydney
    Nearest City? - Sydney
    Age (approx) 45
    Usual supplier? TOm's Discount Hobby Store (Nth Ryde) 45 mins drive.
    Closest supplier? - As above
    Layout(s)? - Yes
    Name of Layout? - Garahbara Railway
    Layout theme or era? - Australian/Victorian/New South Wales of 60's * 70's.
    Layout Gauge? - HO
    Layout Age? - 3 months
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock? Steam Era models, Austrains, Lima.
    Club Membership? - No
    Which Club? -
    How did I find "The Guage"? - Internet Search for "train chat"
    Into trains since? - day dot.
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you working 24 hours a day on you layout or railfanning? - Need for sleep.

    Additional info?
    WIll be combining electronics with modelling for as much automation as I can.

    TOOT!
  8. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Country? USA
    Town? Port Charlotte, FL
    Nearest City? Tampa, St. Petersburg(100mi N), Fort Myers (40 S) & Sarasota (40 N)
    Age? 31
    Usual supplier? Who ever has what I want.
    Closest supplier? Gulf Coast Model Railroad
    Layout(s)? 1
    Name of Layout? Ohio & Florida (overview)
    Layout theme or era? Present, but freelance
    (Bring it, Run it, Enjoy it)
    Layout Gauge? N
    Layout Age? 5 months(in brain), 1 month into
    building it.
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock? Whatever rolls good, and interests me.
    Club Membership? Just joined.
    Which Club? Sunshine Model Railroad Club
    (Largo, FL)
    How did I find "The Guage"? Trainweb Search
    Into trains since? Since knee high (After seeing a Steamer and a derail in the same place; not same time; in Lodi, OH).
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you
    working 24 hours a day on you layout or
    railfanning? Working to support it.
    Additional info? In it for the detailing [​IMG], craftsmenship and keeps my mind off being single. [​IMG]
    Also, good for keeping me busy after Spinal Surgery(Now Cleveland, OH has a piece of my heart and back, literally). [​IMG]
  9. Steamnut

    Steamnut New Member

    Country? US
    Town? Ernest (really)
    Nearest City? Indiana (Pa) Pittsburgh
    Age (approx)30something
    Usual supplier? E-bay, Greenburg Vendors, Sulphur Springs
    Closest supplier? Catfish Hollow Toys [​IMG]
    Layout(s)?yes
    Name of Layout? Allegheny Valley
    Layout theme or era? steam shortline in the early '70s
    Layout Gauge? N G and 15"
    Layout Age?
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock? Bachmann
    Club Membership? Sorta
    Which Club? Northwest Pa Steam Engine and old Equipment assn (wher the 15" ga is)
    How did I find "The Guage"? Stumbled over it by accident
    Into trains since? a little tyke
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you working 24 hours a day on youR layout or railfanning? M-O-N-E-Y
    OTHER: I got a rather fun "job", I sell live steam lokeys in gauges from 32mm to 7-1/2"
  10. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Country?USA
    Town? Santa Rosa, Ca.
    Nearest City?San Francisco, about 50 miles south of here
    Age?51
    Usual supplier?Fulton Station
    Closest supplier? about 20 minutes drive, during light trafic times.
    Layout? yep..but just gettin' started layin' track at present
    Name of Layout? Bill Kesling Memorial Railroad
    VGN and N&W, 195O-1967...Virginia and West Virginia
    Layout gauge? N
    Layout age? jes a baby!!
    ..Rolling stock? Micro Trains, so far..(.all micro trains couplers, whatever the manufacturer).
    Club membership? Yep
    Which club? Sonoma County Model Railroad Society (HO)..for photos and info., see web site : http://www.scmrrs.org
    ...find "The Gauge"? surfing the web for train and model train info....a link, but I don't remember where...but what a lucky find it was [​IMG]
    Into trains since? As long as I can
    remember.
    Most annoying hinderance...? the gauge [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I think 'History', for me, is one of the best parts of this hobby...I love researching the locos, rolling stock, lines, operating history, etc. of "my" rairoads. And of course,looking at old photos of my home town and state, and learning about railroads in other parts of the US and the world.
    Thanks Woodie
    VGN [​IMG]

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  11. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    Country? USA
    Town? Santa Ana
    Nearest City? Los Angeles
    Age? 33
    Usual supplier? Train Crossing
    Closest supplier? Train Crossing
    Layout(s)? Yes
    Name of Layout? Parker's Train
    Layout theme or era? Thomas the Tank Engine
    Layout Gauge? Brio
    Layout Age? 6 mos
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock? Kato
    Club Membership? No
    Which Club?
    How did I find "The Guage"? internet search
    Into trains since? age 8
    Most annoying hinderance? Hunny-dew list
    Additional info? Parker is my 3 yo son and his train is somehow more important than mine. :0
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Okay, here my two penny worth

    Country? England
    Town? Near Wellington
    Nearest City? Litchfield
    Age (approx) 65
    Usual supplier? Walthers
    Closest supplier? Local Model Shop
    Layout(s)? YES
    Name of Layout? Badger Creek Lumber Company
    Layout theme or era? Logging
    Layout Gauge? HO standard Gauge
    Layout Age? 2+ years
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock? Scratchbuilt
    Club Membership? Was NMRA (Not now)
    Which Club?
    How did I find "The Guage"? Can't remember
    Into trains since? Aged 7
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you working 24 hours a day on you layout or railfanning? Don't have that problem, now retired, sleep between the tracks.

    Additional info?

    Built too many I think.
    http://www.index.mrmag.com/tm.exe?opt=S&sort=D&output=5&cmdtext=%22TEMPLAR%2C+PAUL%22

    Just started to tear down part of it to re-build for the better


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  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Country? USA
    Town? Eddystone, PA
    Nearest City? Philadelphia
    Age (approx)42
    Usual supplier? Nicholas Smith Trains (I should just forward my Paycheck) [​IMG]
    Closest supplier? Same
    Layout(s)? 1 N (Coffee Table) 1 HO (5" below Dining Room Ceiling) 1 12' X 9' G (in Basement)2 other Shelf units 1 in Office at work (N) 1 in Living Room (HO)
    Name of Layout? JGBSMF&W RR
    (Janine, George, Bart, Steve, Mike (Me), Fred, Wayne, Rhonda (My very understanding Wife) [​IMG] -- Also stands for: Just a Great Big Super Mother F'n Waste RR - My Mother actually helped name it!!
    Layout theme or era? - G is steam - N are Diesel - HO has the Acela on it now - but I have a SP Steam I run around the Ceiling also.
    Layout Gauge? See above
    Layout Age? all are approx 12 Yrs
    Preferred brand for Rolling Stock? Aristo
    Club Membership? Just our "Club"
    Which Club? See Above
    How did I find "The Guage"? Link from another page
    Into trains since? A kid watching "Dad's" O gauge going around the tree
    Most annoying hinderance that prevents you working 24 hours a day on you layout or
    railfanning? Sleep - Work (but I need to work, so I can buy MORE TRAINS!!!!) LOL

    Additional info? I have had 8 layouts from 1984 to Present, The biggest & Best was an N Gauge (Hence my moniker) based on the DM & IR with 140 Ft of track, 3 levels, and 3 yards. We had to dismantle it in 1988 when I decided to get married & move out of my Mother's house.... I also am an Assistant Teacher at the Railroad Museum of PA During the Winter - During the Summer I show my 72 Catalina at car shows.


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    My wife says if I buy One more Train, she'll leave me...
    Gee I'll miss HER!!!! [​IMG] -- N Gauger


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