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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by BudM, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. BudM

    BudM OldGuy

    Greeting everyone;

    Thanks so much for a place where I can learn more about my newfound hobby of modelling in HO scale trains. I'm about to start a layout that hopefully will look a lot like the Fraser Canyon area of Hell's Gate Canyon in British Coumbia. I worked in that area as a young man and it was always one of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen.

    Anyway, I've just finished the benchwork and hope to get started on the track etc. right away.

    Thank you again, and I hope I can ask a few questions from time to time as I learn all about this fantastic new (to me) hobby.


    Bud M.
  2. hickstmj

    hickstmj Marcie

    Welcome Bud - there is a wealth of knowledge here & the members are glad to share it, I have learned so much.
  3. BudM

    BudM OldGuy


    Thank you Marcie, I appreciate your reply. I'm sure I'll find this to be a very helpful place indeed.

    Bud M.

  4. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    Welcome aboard! I've learned a lot of things here -- it's a great resource and great fellowship. Rob
  5. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Welcome to the Gauge Bud!
  6. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Welcome Bud
  7. cntown

    cntown Member

    Welcome Bud. I used to travel up and down the canyon hauling B-trains to Vancouver from Toronto and that area was amazing. Fast moving water and sheer cliffs and a TINY two lane highway. All the best with the layout.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Hi Bud, glad you found us!
  9. BudM

    BudM OldGuy

    Thanks everyone

    Wow, I'm glad I found this place. Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.

    Nice to hear you know the area, and you obviously know what it's like there. Can't wait ti get started.

    Bud M.

  10. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    Welcome aboard Bud
  11. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

    Welcome, Bud!
    This is a great place to visit, with a great bunch of guys! I have learned so much from everybody here! Just looking at the amazing photos inspires me so much!
  12. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Bud: Welcome to The Gauge. You picked a good spot to land. I sure hope that you have high ceilings in your house. Modeling the Frasier River Canyon in BC will require a lot of vertical space. Its a fabulous scenic area.
    To those of you who may not be familiar with the location that Bud is talking about, it is one of the big reasons that the Canadian transcontinental railroads were so difficult to build. Well worth seeing if you are ever in western BC.
    Just an additional thought for you, Bud. How about modeling the aerial tram that used to cross the canyon at Boston Bar?
  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Welcome Bud. We're getting a regular chapter now in Ontario.
    My uncle was driving through the Fraser Canyon, about at Hell's Gate, when he realized that his car had power steering, power brakes, power everything else, and if his engine quit he was helpless. He had to pull over (and there's almost no shoulder there) and shake until he recovered.
    For everyon else: the canyon is very step and very deep there, almost straight down. CP built on a ledge (that they cut) about halfway down, and changed sides partway along. CN built on the other side and so had to change sides at the same place.
  14. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Well, as usual, I can't find the photo for which I was searching, but this was taken somewhere in the same general neighbourhood.

    And, by the way, :welcome1: to the Gauge.

  15. Welcome Bud,I hope you enjoy your stay here at The Gauge,I really like the people and are very helpful.Look forward to seeing the progress on your layout.
  16. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    Welcome Bud !!:)
  17. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Welcome aboard, Bud. I can't add anything that hasn't already been said here.
  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Welcome to the Gauge.
  19. ed acosta

    ed acosta Member

    Glad to have you on board, Bud!

    Funny thing that you are far away in Ontario modeling the Fraser Valley. I live near the Fraser Valley and I am modeling far away Los Angeles, California.

    Keep us updated on your progress.

  20. iis612

    iis612 Member

    Glad to have you here Bud. You have landed in a great place to ask questions.
    Judging by the Pic that Wayne posted, that is going to be an amazing layout. Please say that you will share pics of your progress.

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