Hello fellow Model Railroads a guy from another era

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by AmericanAirFan, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. AmericanAirFan

    AmericanAirFan New Member

    Hey I decided to join the forums to enhance my knowledge about model railroading I am 15 and I am wayyy more knowledgable about Aviation then trains but I surprisingly have racked up tons of HO trains since I was 11 and I have a treasured Bachman Spectrum 3 truck shay and I am a big fan of Logging trains espescially one up in the Santa Cruz mountains at Roaring camp where they have a heisler and 2 and 3 truck shays and I think a Climax. My other hobbies are Aviation and Planespotting (aviation photography)

  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge:wave:

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  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Welcome aboard the Gauge. It is a great bunch of people who gather here.
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Indeed Russ. So you know the difference between a Lockheed P-38J abd a P-38M, but not the difference between an Alco RS-2 ad an RSC-2, I see. I was HEAVILY into avation, but now focus on the trains. (PM me if you the answers to the two questions) Great to have another Avation biuff on thesite, as well as a logger! :) Welcome to the Gauge American Air Fan! :wave:
  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Hi American air: We have a lot of interests in common. I too am the proud owner of a couple of Bachman shays. One with DCC and sound and one without. Haven't had a chance to operate the sound equipped one yet since our club layout here doesn't have the DCC system operating during the summer months.
    Like you, I have a very strong interest in avaition. I was able to spend nearly 40 years in the avaition business and made it a hobby and profession.
  6. AmericanAirFan

    AmericanAirFan New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome here :) and Jim that sounds really cool about your background in aviation/modelroading.
  7. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Welcome AmericanAirFan...

    As my screen name implies - I fly the mighty Herc (long-time USAF pilot) as well as a civilian business jet (and a former airline guy). Glad to see another plane-nut here too...there is a ton of great information here on trains. You can spend days just getting caught up with all the information but it's well worth it. Plus, the people who post and visit are first rate...if you have a question, you've found the right place for answers.
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Welcome aboard!! :D :D
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Glad you could join us. Welcome to the rails! :)
  10. Pat McGroyn

    Pat McGroyn New Member

    I am new here myself and like you am a logging nut.

    I just recently bought a Backman Shay.
    Also a Climax and I have had that unfortunate little Roundhouse Shay for a few years.

    Nice to meet a young man with your interests.


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