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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rod46, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. rod46

    rod46 New Member

    Hello Everyone:

    My name is Rod, I'm a new member as of today. I live in Windsor, Ontario Canada with my wife and son. I am a HO fan. Nice to meet everyone.
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Welcome aboard the board, Ron. :wave:
    Enjoy your stay. Just don't put your feet on ezstep's coffee table. :D
  3. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Glad you finally got here! Hopefully you will find the Gauge to be as interesting and informative as I do.
  4. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Hello and welcome: Enjoy the journey.
  5. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Welcome "ay".

    How cold is it up there today, "ay"?
  6. iis612

    iis612 Member

    Welcome aboard Ron.
    This is one of the best MRR forums around.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Glad you could join us Rod!
  8. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Welcome to the nut hou- I mean, The Gauge, enjoy your stay:D
  9. slekjr

    slekjr Member

    Hi Rod
    I too am a new member as of yesterday. My name is Charlie.
    I found the site yesterday and enjoyed what I read as a guest so thought I'd Join in.
    I'm supervisor of a small short line in western Pa. (witch means I do most of the work too)
    I have a group of volunteers that model mostly in HO scale, as I do, and they enjoy modeling in 12in=1 ft scale too. They are a great bunch. One of them also has a 15 in live steam rr on his property.
    We operate an Alco S1 (7135) that Atlas has just released in its oridginal Army livery, and a chopped nose GP7.
    I'm glad I found this group.
    My wife and I also have a Samoyed dog named Taffy that helps out on the railroad too. He was the star of our Snowdog Express Christmas train this year.
    Charlie (guess what else the kids call me)
  10. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!


    Welcome to you as wel!

  11. Relic

    Relic Member

    Pardon me Gil, don't mean to be picky but it's "eh" not ay
  12. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Okay Charlie,

    Now we need the full details of the shortline you work for. Maps, industries, equipment, facilities, interchanges....
  13. rod46

    rod46 New Member

    Hi Charlie,
    That sounds like a pretty ihteresting job. (ie. short line). I like to model GP7'S/ GP9'S with a high hood, steamers, and F7's; generally stuff that you won't find working anymore. I'm a history buff when it comes to railroading. Most of my locomotives are Athearn stock but I have a Proto2000 GP7 that I really like. Right now I model Canadian National but as space allows I'll probably model others or create my own shortline.

    Nice meeting you, hope to hear from you again.
  14. rod46

    rod46 New Member

    Hi Ralph,

    Nice to meet you.
  15. rod46

    rod46 New Member

    Hi Cannonball:

    Nice to meet you; it's Rod not Ron by the way.

    Are you a steam person?
  16. rod46

    rod46 New Member

    Hey Gil:

    Nice to meet you. it's cold, very cold lately.
    Wish I were in a warmer climate some days.

    Talk to you soon.
  17. slekjr

    slekjr Member

  18. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Well, he WAS untill he discovered Beeps...sign1
  19. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

    Well, as I just joined as well, this seems as good a place as any to introduce myself. My name is David. I consider myself a farily accomplished modeler. Most of the structures on my layout are craftsman kits. I like to superdetail my locomotives and custom paint my rolling stock whenever possible. I model modern BNSF from about 1995-2005 in the Pacific Northwest. That means I also get to run CN and BC rail. My current project is a car for car recreation of the Amtrak cascades. I have the cars and the Athearn 59PHI locos, and have to come up with a way to make the "bat ears" on the power car and baggage car. I am also waiting on a Novatech plastics Turbotrain that I won on eBay to arrive, which is a bit early for my layout, but I just love that train. Freight wise I like to run modern intermodal, lumber, and cylindrical grain cars. I have one train just for well cars and another for Spine cars. My layout is about 11 x 12 with an intermodal yard on one side. It runs on DCC, but it's one of the older systems. I hope to upgrade that to a new Digitrax system soon.
  20. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    And welcome to you too David!

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