Just wanted to drop-in...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cod, May 21, 2004.

  1. Cod

    Cod New Member

    Hey everyone, I just found these forums this afternoon and registered the minute I found them. Looks like a wonderful place to learn about model railroading. I just recently got interested in the hobby and figured I could learn some things by reading these forums.

    So I just wanted to say "Hello" to all the modelers out there.
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :wave: :wave: :wave: Welcome to the-gauge!!! :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Good to have you here. Browse, enjoy, and ask anything you like. No question too small. You will find tons of helpful people here.
  3. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    You chose well

    Welcome to The Gauge family Cod.
    We all learn from each other in here. The range of experience within the minds of our members is quite staggering. It matters not to us if you think the subject of your questions are elementary, they warrant an answer and you will get it (usually more than one :) ) and the chances are you will be asking what some are shy asking.
    A good starting point in this hobby is one or two booklets on "Getting Started", your local hobby shop should have several such books which contain explanations of scale (differences in gauges), base construction, wiring, scenery and just about everything else.
    Soon you will have all the information to enable you to get stuck into building your very own empire.

    PS, you will also notice reading some of the posts that we enjoy good humour too :) :thumb: .

    Hope your membership leads you into a happy, long lived RR'ing hobby.

  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge...Coke's in the cooler...howdaya like yer burgers?

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  5. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: :wave: Welcome home Cod, glad you could make it. :wave: :wave:
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Welcome to The-Gauge. The best place on the internet. :thumb: FRED I love that picture shay, we should make that the unofficial gauge welcome. But we might scare off the women and children LOL
  7. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    A DERN Fine Forum-Type Place!

    A hearty welcome to you, Cod! This a wonderful forum, filled with friendly, helpful folks. As Errol mentioned, an informative, fun-loving bunch.

    Here at The Gauge, you don't have to slog through :curse: flame wars :curse: to find the useful stuff.

    Here at The Gauge, no question is stupid, trivial, or has been asked too many times.

    Here at The Gauge, the work of others is lauded and appreciated, rather than rivet-counted or nit-picked.

    Here at The Gauge, you're NOT an idiot if you don't choose to run (insert scale and/or gauge here).

    Now, you wonder, just how do I know this for sure?? (Heh, heh.) ;)

    The more you visit, the better this forum gets... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: so, welcome HOME!! :wave:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Welcome aboard Cod! I felt the same way when I joined here and still do! :)
    Glad you could join us.
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I did try to best represent the rather surly lookin' bunch I've come to know and respect...maybe shoulda had the LPBs wear their Sunday best. :rolleyes:
  10. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Welcome aboard. This is a great place to learn and from the best model railroaders in the world. No I'm not one of them but they do there best to help me anyway they can. Enjoy Ron ;thumb;
  11. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member


    Please let me add my welcome to the "greatest model RR forum on the internet"!

    The knowledge, and talent present on the GAUGE is awesome, but the friendliness and helpfulness found here is the real treasure. Thanks for joining in.....

    Iron Goat
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Welcome to the Gauge, Cod. I hope you have as much fun and inspiration here as I have! It's a great forum - the best on the net IMHO.

  13. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Cod, welcome aboard at the Gauge! :wave:

    As you surely have remarked, here are model railroaders from all over the world which are glad to have a place to ask questions - and who are happy to give answers to all those who have questions. (Wow - what a sentence!!! :rolleyes: :D)

    Join the fun! And keep in mind: There is no such thing like a silly question! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

  14. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    While RailRon says there's no such thing as a silly question, there is such a thing as a silly answer. Have a look a the thread on The Box.
    Welcome in.
  15. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Cod .......Glad you found us... boy are you in for a great train ride.
    A nicer ,helpful bunch of guys and gals you wont find anywhere,I am isolated at the tip of African and can call on a world wide Boiler full of know how....Enjoy :thumb: :thumb: :) :) :)
  16. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Hi cod & welcome!! :D :D Take some time to wander around & see all the great stuff there is here :) :)

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