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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Goattee, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Goattee

    Goattee Member

    Hi Gang!
    I am Goat and my wife is Dingbat. (Before you ladies get on your ear this has been here nickname for years and I think she is proud of it. She is far from a real dingbat. Every thing I am or have I owe to her, she is the brains of the outfit). I am a machinist for the CN/IC, and my wife is a machinist for Memphis Light Gas and Water (She is a real machinist, while am only a railroad machinist). For the last 10-12 years I have been running a wheel-truing machine. Memphis shop is one of the few remaining roundhouses left. You guys into scratch building might need some detail pictures of the way it is built. There are massive beams in the bracing of the roof and posts, some 18” in diameter. I have about 6 month to retirement and Dingbat said I need something to do. So….… We were into model railroading in the early 70s when the kids were small and she and I decided to take it up again. In the picture You can see part of our layout, or what’s left of it after being in the garage for these many years. I take lots of pictures and have quite a collection of trains and airplanes. I publish a monthly union newsletter, and I am the local lodge secretary. Also I am putting a picture of Dingbat and I taken while we were touring Woodcrest shop.
    I happened on this Great sight by accident about 4 or 5 days ago and I have read about all the entries. My favorites list is jammed with links you guys have recommended.
  2. pttom

    pttom Member

    Hi Goatee, Welcome to the guage. If there is anything you need to know, You will find the answer right here.:wave:
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Welcome to the Gauge Goat and Dingbat. glad you stumbled on here. It is the friendlyest and best run forum on the net.

    If you are having trouble posting pictures, as you state in another post, look at the top of this forum for a link to what you need to do. It outlines to size and pixel requirments. If you're still having problems, let us know.
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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

    The "Adding Images" Link at hte top of the page may help you to get your photo's up. The Photography forum is usually the best place to post pictures, unless they fit better in another forum.

    Looking forward to seeing your pictures!
  5. Goattee

    Goattee Member

    One more time


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  6. Goattee

    Goattee Member

    and again

    I'll figer it out yet!

  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Welcome Goatee and Dingbat!

    I am looking forward to more info on the roundhouse. I hope to add one to my layout at some point!

  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Nice pics! Looks like the layout was abandoned before the Harley :D
  9. fifer

    fifer Active Member


    Welcome Goat and Dingbat Good to have you here.
    I too was wondering about that Harley?
    Above all congratulations on your retirement !!


    :) :) :) :) :) :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi Goat!

    You are right down the road from me!!:) :)

    Congrats on the retirement!:thumb: :thumb:
  11. Goattee

    Goattee Member

    Thanks all!
    I can't get Dingbat off her end long enough to get the bike back on the road. No, realy she said she wanted to fix it up and I am going to let her. Its a 1976 Super Glide, and no it was put in storage after the layout.
    Cidchase; we have lived here 33 years.

    I think we are going with HO. We have a lot of rolling stock, buildings and stuff. We went to the local train show a while back and she didn't like the N because we have a hard enough time seeing HO.
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Welcome Goat and Dingbat .
    It's good to see your photo.
    Welcome back to the world of model railroading
  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Welcome to the gauge, you picked a great forum to start off in.
    Have a lot of fun
  14. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Welcome to the Gauge...and back to model railroading.
    Stop in the chat some night, meet the rest of the Nighthawks, we'll be glad to see you.
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Welcome aboard Goattee and Dingbat! I think you're going to like it here. I sure hope you have lots of photos of that roundhouse interior because we can sure use them.

    Good luck with your layout!

  16. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Glad you two could join us!
  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Welcome aboard Goattee and Dingbat, Hope you find all the information you need here !! :) :) If you have a chance - we are in "Live Chat" every night between 9 & 11 PM EST :) Hope to see you there! :) :) Link is at the top of the page. :D
  18. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    Welcome aboard!
  19. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    And a HI from me to, welcome abord Goatee and Dingbat.
    So glad you are going H O !!
  20. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to the Blue fer keepin' us HOers in the comfortable majority:p ;) :D

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