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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TN_Trainman, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. TN_Trainman

    TN_Trainman Member

    Hello All, just wanted to say hello and intorduce my self, after a long absence from MRR (1978) it seems that the bug has bit me hard and I am now in the stages of planning a new HO layout in my garage.

    I reside in the Middle Tennessee area and am the proud father of eight wonderful children (ages from 23 to 10) I look forward to reading and learning as much as I can about the new items in the hobby. So if I ask a bunch of off the wall questions please just look over me..:) as I am thinking there will be a lot of diffrent items that I may be lost on.

    Here is a funny note: When I told my wife that I was planning on starting a MRR her response was " Well trains just dont intrest me at all" now this coming from a woman who plays Warhammer, terrain making, painting and Airsoft Milsim with me, it sorta struck me off (we tend to do a lot together) but I thought well she cant like everything I do, so last night I was looking at diffrent buildings on the web and on EBAY and she was watching me surf, I looked at some of the lower end building and then some of the crafsmen type buildings, and she pipes up and says " Well I tell you one thing we are not going to have Lego looking buildings on the RR, if we buy buildings we are going to put the crafsmen type on it!! I looked at her and said I thought you didnt like trains...she says "if we are gonna do it we are gonna do it right" Geeze I love my wife:)

    Anyway I just wanted to say hello to all and thanks for letting me on the forum.

    TN Trainman
  2. Illus

    Illus Member

    Thats great! My wife wasn't all that interested until I started designing a town, then she saw that there could be layout and design improvements, now she is in on the decisions. Welcome!
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Welcome to the Gauge and welcome back into modeling. Lots of knowedgable and friendly folks here so we're looking to see more of you.:wave: :wave:

    My wife, well, she happy as long as I'm happy but has no interest in MRR other than that.:D :D
  4. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Does your wife have any sisters?:D
  5. TN_Trainman

    TN_Trainman Member

    You know I get that all the time from the guys, I will admit I feel pretty luck that I have a wife that can act like "One of the guys" and the really funny thing is when we first met we could not stand each other....its weird for sure. And thanks for the welcome guys

    TN Trainman
  6. Alan Bickley

    Alan Bickley Member

    I got my girlfriend into model making and now she keeps asking me when are we going to the hobby shop again?!
    Definately nothing like getting the missus involved!!!
  7. Twiget

    Twiget Member

    Welcome aboard.:wave: :wave: :wave:
    Isn’t it the truth. My wife paints all the backgrounds and does most of the landscaping. We always go to the hobby shop together. This is a hobby that we both enjoy.:D :D
  8. oldshutterbug

    oldshutterbug New Member

    Welcome, as for the Wife, as I was walking out the door on my way to a Train Show at the weekend, she stuck an extra $100 in my hand, gave me a kiss and said you may see something you need for the layout, a bit extra will help, Ahhhhh thats my Girl, XXXXXXX:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    I want to know where you found these women.

    Guess I can't complain too much. My girlfriend pretends to be interested, and doesn't complain about me spending money on my hobby, but she hasn't gotten involved in anything.
  10. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    north middle, south middle, or middle middle???:D :D
    (I'm in Clarksville)
  11. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    A "Welcome to The Gauge" to both you and your wife. Enjoy the hobby.
  12. stripes

    stripes Member

    Welcome Trainman!! With 8 children, how do you find time for anything??? LOL
    Enjoy your re-found hobby!
  13. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hi TN Trainman. Nice to see another Tennessean that is into trains. I live South of Knoxville about 60 miles. I am fairly new to the state. I miss my hobby store in Wisconsin. Any good ones by you?

  14. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Hello and welcome to our little nuthouse :D
    My sweetie had no interest either until I started. :)

    My suggestion is to go to the library and read what is there [even older books will help].
    Also try out websites like mine with a ton of links and all free info and tutorials. Really no need to spend good money on information.
    There are so many here willing to help, all you have to do is ask. :D
    So enjoy yourself and have fun. :)
  15. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge:wave:

    It is good when your beloved is also your regular modeling companion:thumb:
  16. ejen34

    ejen34 Member

    Welcome aboard The Gauge:wave:
  17. TN_Trainman

    TN_Trainman Member

    Sorry for the delay in replying to everyone, first off let me say Thank you for the warm welcome, now to answer a couple questions,

    Cidchase, Middle Middle Tennessee, Tullahoma to be exact

    Kf47gd/andy, There is a couple one in Nashville and one in Murfreesboro, the one in Nashvill is pretty good size, the one in Murfreesboro is a Hobby Town and it has a limited selection.

    Anyway thanks again for the welcome,

  18. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Hey George!

    I've been off line for a few days and am just catching up now. Glad you could joins us!

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