Railroad Line Refugees Say Hello

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TomPM, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    I hope I don’t over step the bounds here on my second post by posting this topic. When RR-Line went down I was actually on it in the middle of posting something, so was I surprised. I had feared all along this would happen. It figures; my luck I get to liking something and it ain’t around long. I was lost as to where I would feel comfortable posting once again. I have told my story of my bad experience on another forum so I was a little out of sorts.

    Then I remembered someone talking about another site that many RR-Liners frequented. I could not remember the name but thanks to Rusty Stumps’ website I found it. Once I logged on here I found some familiar names and some different names but I recognize the posters anyway. So I guess I may have found a comfortable place to talk about trains again.

    I guess this is my way of saying hello.
  2. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Welcome Tom,
    You will find that this is a GREAT group here.
    Have fun.
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Tom,I'm an oldtimer here. Believe me this place is full of real good people. Welcome to the Gauge.:D
  4. Welcome to the Gauge, Tom.

    You will find a fair number of the nicer RR-L folk here and a whole bunch of really nice "dyed-in-the-wool" Gaugers here.

    Some names you'll recognize are "refugees," as you have called them. Some were members here long before the first trouble began at RR-L earlier in the fall. All in all, I think you'll be pleased with the "atmosphere" here on the Gauge.

    Now if you can get ahold of Fassett and steer him this way.... :D :p :)
  5. Harley

    Harley New Member

    Welcome TomPM

    I found this place the first time the Lines went down...seems like a real nice bunch of folks. Welcome Tom
    Bye now
  6. msh

    msh Member

    I'm here to say hello to you as well, Tom. Not that you know me as well as the others from RRL, but I've spent time here over the last few months and can assure you this is a real good group of folks with plenty to share.

    This is no second banana site to act as a substitute for the RRL. It's a stand up and stand out forum for everyone - all are welcome here, and I know I've been made to feel that way more than once! :D
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Glad to have you aboard Tom!
  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hello to all the "refugees", & welcome aboard!
    If ya wanna make a home for yourselves here, we got plenty of room!
    I never had the pleasure of visiting RR-Line...sorry I missed it.
    This is just about the only place I spend any time on line...if I aint here, I'm probably playin' with trains! :D
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Welcome Tom! :) Make yourself at home!!!! :cool:
  10. Rusty Stumps

    Rusty Stumps Member

    Some of us have been around here for a while, others a good long while!

    Good evening one and all. :D
  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Thanks everyone for the welcome. I knew this place felt right. Am I the only former RR-Liner who didn’t know about this place? I guess I need to get out (on the Internet) more often. It is great to see all the familiar "faces". I had come to rely on a few of you for help when I needed it. There were several topics over there that I was involved in that I still had questions for example the paint topic.

    Casey Feedwater I liked your old username. It was short. Give me something long to type or remember and I’ll foul it up. MSH I always followed your posts over on RR-Line. You usually asked questions that I also had but just had not gotten around to asking.

    Ralph some else who likes the Penn Central. I can’t believe it. The last time I admitted that I was flamed and called a blasphemer.

    To the former RR-Liners is there a way to get out the word about here to some of the other posters who do not know about this place? I am thinking about folks like Power Engineer, Yellow Signal, mosslake, coaster1, and you can probably come up with others.

    I was also informed by a little birdie that the jug was rescued from the ruins.

    Again to all the RR-Liners who are already here and the old-time Guage folks thanks for the welcome.
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Welcome Tom, Nice to have another PA person on the board!! :) :) I'm just north of Chester!!! :D :D :D

  13. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Well - Rusty your just 60 miles north of me.
  14. Rusty Stumps

    Rusty Stumps Member

    Hi Marty,

    I've been a member here for a while but under a different name. I forgot my password and the Email address I had used is defunct so I thought I'd start over like a good boy!

    Actually I'm in Fishers so I'm about 70 to 80 miles North of you.

  15. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    N Guager

    A fellow Delaware Countian I can’t believe it. I thought I was the only model railroader/railfan from this area in cyberspace. It feels good to have neighbor.

    I see you are interested in the Baldwin plant. I was born and raised in Crum Lynne just down the pike from the plant. My grade school was across the street from the plant. Also my father, uncle, and many close family friends work there or at General Steel.
  16. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's sooo NeeeAT!!!!!! I grew up in Ridley Park - I e-mailed you :) :)

    I live across the street from the PECO building now!! LOL

    Have you seen my web page???? All about BLW in Eddyrock!!

    (click "WWW" button below)

    See Yaaaa! :) ~~ Mikey
  17. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Welcome Tom! Glad to have another Pennsylvanian on board... As everyone has stated, you can't find a better bunch of people than HERE. Just spend a few hours, if you have them available, reading thru old threads and you'll see what I mean!:) :D :D :cool: :)

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  18. tomfassett

    tomfassett Member

    Yo! Hello all!

    I be here now thanks to the good graces of Mr. Bonkyrail. Tom, you and me seem to be the only ones who didn't know this was here! Thanks to all of you for keeping it a secret (why you little... (he, he)...:rolleyes:
    Nice site! Wow, I would have been two timin' on the RR-Line if I had known about this one! Hope the locals don't mind if we join in as long as we promise to behave ourselves...:D

    Dang, Mike--I had just hit 300 on the other place. Now I gotta' start over to get congratulated. Fortunately, Dave and Wolv are here and a good deal of my posts were cheap shots at them so I should be able to pick up where I left off!:D


    Gotta' get used to this blasted blue screen...:D
  19. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    and tom are not that far from me and welcome we have a great bunch of guys and gals on here:D :D :D :D
  20. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Welcome to the gauge I will ask the powers that be about a logging forum for all you sawdust heads.:D


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