Newbie introduction

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by gjvk, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. gjvk

    gjvk New Member

    Stumbled upon this site this morning googling for some information. Suddenly notices I spent half the day reading through the wealth of knowledge collected here. I am new to the hobby and am just starting to develop a layout that (I hope) will capture the essence of all railroading activity in Jersey City, NJ in the 1940's or 50's. It's awesome to live in the middle of so much railroading history (downtown Jersey City) and there are endless possibilities to model all of this.

    Thanks - in advance - for all the tidbits of wisdom and experience....
  2. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    Welcome and yes ask questions, someone will answer.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Welcome to the Gauge... You are modeling an era and location that's somewhat familiar to me. I lived right across the meadow from Jersey City back in the 40's and 50's. I could see the Pulaski Skyway from the back of our house and I watched as they built the Jersey Turnpike through the meadows.
  4. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Welcome! (I had to laugh...I was reading your post so quickly that I thought you wrote that your trying to capture the essense of all "radio activity" in Jersey City...woops.)

    This is a great place to gain invaluable knowledge and share yours too. There's plenty of really great layouts, and ones in the beginning stages. So there's almost always a question asked that you end up learning something new from.
  5. scubadude

    scubadude Member

  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Hello and Welcome!! :D I live on the PA side of the Delaware River as a few other members do.

    You're right - there is a lot of history through here that can be modeled... Good Luck and don't be afraid to post pics and ask questions :D :D
  7. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Glad you could join us gjvk!

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