Hello-New to the Gauge, and starting back into R/R

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Hookups, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Hookups

    Hookups New Member

    Hello everyone,

    I am looking forward to spending time here at The Gauge. I have been on Hobby Talk for along time, for R/C, but have always been looking for a forum set up like HT, but for trains. Now I found it!

    I have been racing R/C cars now for almost 21 years. I love it, but at times it is more of a job, then a hobby. Once I picked up product sponsors, it was more a job.

    Model R/R was something I was into, just never really got into "it". Once I met my girlfriends Dad, that all changed. When she told me that her father had a layout, I was thinking 4X8, or something small. I was wrong! When I finally got over there to see it, I finally got to see one of the big layouts that I seen as a boy in "Model Railroader". That is where the ball started rolling again. Over time,(the last three years), I have be helping him work on it, as well as some run sessions. I am total hooked again.

    At the time, I didn't have the space for a layout, so her dad talked about me joining the local R/R club. A nice HUGE layout, that I can somewhat call home.

    I am now in the planning stages of a small switching layout for my house. I am looking forward to find info for this layout from the people here on The Gauge.

  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    :wave: welcome to the gauge Jerry :wave: there is a lot of info here just use the search.
  3. Hookups

    Hookups New Member

    Thanks Jim...I feel like a kid in a new candy store!

  4. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Be very careful with that girl friend stuff....that kinda thing can lead to marriage!....LOL
  5. Hookups

    Hookups New Member

    oldtanker-I think it all ready has! LOL! The plus side---her fater has a great layout!

  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Glad you could join us Jerry!
  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Welcome to The Gauge!
    A future father-in-law that has a layout...This could be fun!

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