Greeting from Southeast Georgia!

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Pantherjon, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Pantherjon

    Pantherjon New Member

    Hello! My name is Jon..I used to do model railroading in my younger years(pre-teen to early teen) and have gotten interested in the hobby again..I am also heavily involved in another hobby I used to do from years ago and that is model rocketry! Got turned on to this forum by another member of TRF(The Rocketry Forum)..Lots of neat stuff over here! I am into 'N' Scale as I am limited on space(and budget) for a layout..Anyways, just wanted to say 'Howdy!':wave: Here are a couple of picture is of some stuff I got from a fellow member of TRF..2nd picture is evidence of my addiction to model rockets!sign1

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  2. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    :welcome1:Jon....Glad you joined us at The Gauge -THE mrr forum on the net! I too was really into rockets at one time, my favorite was the space shuttle that released the solid boosters at the apex and the shuttle flew back to earth in large circles, really cool :thumb:
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Welcome Jon. cant wait to see the two hobbies come together. Ummmm what size rocket to put on a N scale loco.
  4. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

    I see an N scale Rocket Train in your future!

    Welcome to The Gauge! Enjoy your stay.
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Welcome to the Gauge Jon :welcome1:
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Welcome abroad jon.. :) :) Did N gauge and Model rockets - always something neat going on!! Now I'm modeling in G 1:20.3 (Actually F gauge) :)

    Here's a pic of a working Rocket launching car I built in G :)
  7. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Glad you could join us Jon!
  8. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    that's a lot of rockets!

  9. Pantherjon

    Pantherjon New Member

    And that isn't ALL of them!:lol: Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! I have quite a bit of catching up to do I think! Just like model rockets I am sure there have been a ton of changes in the past 30 years!
  10. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    A big one is DCC. Model trains have become much more animated with the advent of DCC in the past 15 years. One can now control individual lights an sounds of locomotives, and the contol of trains is much more realistic.

    a second big one is the amount of detail on rolling stock. 30 years ago, most rolling stock was kits with cast-on details like grab irons and steps. Due to many factors (computers, global economy, etc), the detail level of today's ready to run offerings far exceeds the level 30 years ago.

  11. Pantherjon

    Pantherjon New Member

    Got some track laid

    Well, I got some track laid this evening! It isn't much to look at right now, just a funny shaped loop and a curving siding..I was feeling-and still am- under the weather, bleh! Was able to watch it do some laps!..And I guess I did my first switching exercise too! As the train was leaving the sidings the loco's disconnected from the cars, had to back up and re-hook to the cars!:rofl:

    Anyways here is a picture of the simple layout so far..Shot a video I will need to upload to photobucket if interested..;)

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