"Fan" of the Guage??

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by billk, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Hi Matt, I want to add my welcome too. Just a great bunch of folks having lots of fun ejoying these great hobbies of ours.
    Modelling, photography and trainfanning to say the least.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Hey Matt - glad to have you aboard!!! Remember you can't leave now that you are welcomed - Nobody's allowed to disembark from "The Gauge" until they post at least as many posts as Shamus :D

    -- If you believe that I have a bridge to sell... :) :D

    We welcome any decent input from everyone!! :D

    -~~ Mikey
  3. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Sincere thanks

    Thanks guys for all the welcoming!!! It's good to hear from you all and hope to learn alot from you. I'm not a newbie in the hobby but not that great at some aspects of it. (carpentry...wheeew.............Wiring and me get along about as well as me and my lawnmower...which is about never)

    Tyson: thanks for your honesty. I hope you didn't think I was slamming you personally. Just the whole nature of that thread was getting out of control.
    I did see that you registered with The Gauge in Sept. of 2001.
    Did that have anything to do with your remark??
    Just kidding!!!!!!!!!

    Again, thanks for the kind comments and you'll hear from me sometimes.. Maybe more...
    I do alot of listening and observing and try to learn things that way, but if I have a question, I'm sure it will get answered correctly, respectfully, and promptly. Not six weeks later like at the "slow" site.

    As The Tubes once sang......"I'll talk to ya later!!!"

    Matt---Chocolatetown, Pa. USA!!!
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    No Matt, I didn't think that! :D As far as being new to the hobby, no big deal, we all were at some point in time. And we are all still learning! :D
  5. CarlFidy

    CarlFidy Member

    Like several others, I had to put my 2 cents worth in at the other site. But not for that thread, who knows how long it would have been before I would have found this wonderful site. :)

    My compliments to this site designer(s) - very nicely done.:D

    I am looking forward to participating in this community of sharing, helping, and encouraging members.
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Hey Carl, welcome to the Gauge! :D
  7. billk

    billk Active Member

    Welcome, Carl. BTW, I grew up in Custer County, NE, the seat of which was Broken Bow. Maybe Boken Bow and Broken Arrow should get together and fix things.
  8. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hi Carl and welcome aboard:) Just jump right on in and join the fun:D :D
  9. mrgooch

    mrgooch Member

    New Member

    Welcome Carl. We look foeward to you and all new members as everyone one has something of interest to share.
  10. CarlFidy

    CarlFidy Member


    Thank you all for the warm welcome!!! This sites seems to have alot more comradiere between members than other sites I've visited.

    If ya'll (my Okie slips in every once in a while) are interested, a brief history of my experience in "The World's Greatest Hobby".
    Initially was involved with an HO modular group in Tulsa about 15 years ago(while I was in high school). Got as far as building two tables, but they never saw any scenery or track. Altough they have made nice sturdy temporary work tables for other projects.
    Interests and hobbies changed - got brainwashed by the RC car racing folks for several years.
    Started getting back into trains about 18 months ago by reading several magazines each month and surfing the web. My desire to get more involved was greatly increased after attending the NMRA convention in St. Louis and seeing all the incredible layouts during the numerous tours.
    Current modeling consists of helping the local N-Trak group with four new corner modules. Trying to get some on-the-job training before tackling any track laying or scenery work on my own. Not to mention my current space for modeling is serving several other purposes (entertainment center, computer desk, and general collection point for everything else).:( :( :(
    Working on an N-scale track plan involving the Terminal Railroad Association and Manufactures Railway in the St. Louis area. Will post some diagrams and ideas in Track Planning shortly.

    Again thanks for the welcome, hope to get to know ya'll much better in the future.:D :D
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Hi there.
    I first checked out The Gauge out of curiosity because of the Trains thread. I read both now and like seeing photos of other people's layouts. I've observed some bickering and challenging of others in the Trains threads and think it detracts from the purpose of these sites. Looking forward to seeing more of what other modelers are up to!
  12. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hi Ralph,welcome to the Gauge.About the only challenge you find here is one member challenging another to get some more done and photographed so we can enjoy their modeling.:D :D
  13. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Get the time

    I dunno how some of you guys get the time to go trotting off to other boards. This one's more than enough to keep me busy! :D :cool:
  14. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Hi Ralph, welcome to the Gauge! :D Like Woodie says, working on a layout and trying to keep up with all the great goings on here don't leave a person with much time for anything else! :eek: :D
  15. Vic

    Vic Active Member


    Hello Ralph and Welcome to The Gauge:) We have a lot of fun here so just jump right on in with the rest of us:D :D
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I will add my welcome to you too Ralph. This is a very friendly place to come and visit.
  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks for the welcome!
    I see what you mean about not having time for other sites. I've barely scratched the surface here! :)
  18. mrgooch

    mrgooch Member


    Welcome Ralph,
    I agree. This is a place to kick off your shoes sit back and relax. Alot of friends with something in common. Trains.

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