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    Welcome Kevin!
    Yours,

    Gene

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    Default Newbie here

    Been in N scale since the early 80's, collecting is possibly, maybe, approaching being out of hand (964 pieces of rolling stock so far) but our small yet detailed scale allows me to have 76% on display so I can enjoy them all around the house (no basement in Florida homes).

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    @56Pontiac

    Moose bid you hearty welcome to the greatest wee n-scale forum on the interweb!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Welcome, '56 (or whatever we should call you). Sounds like you have a heck of a start! What sorts of stuff are you collecting?
    Cheers!
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    Good to have you onboard. That sounds like quite a collection. I like that it is on display You have to tell us more about what you have and after a few posts put up some photos. Any steam ???
    Thanks, Tom

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    @56Pontiac
    Welcome Aboard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Welcome, '56 (or whatever we should call you). Sounds like you have a heck of a start! What sorts of stuff are you collecting?
    "a start"

    OK, so here we go ...

    Before Christmas, one year, not too long after I married my lovely wife, I asked her "What would you like for Christmas?"

    And she said, "A model train, because when I grew up my brother always got model trains and all I got was dolls and I always wanted a model train."

    So, of course, being a Good Husband, I set out to buy her the model train she always wanted. Of course, when I grew up (born 1945) model trains were either Lionel or (pfft!) American Flyer, and I was aware of HO of course, but did not want to devote the room to any of them (having just moved to Florida, no basements down here eh?). So, stumbled upon N scale, and problem solved!

    Bought a cheap (probably Bachmann) ATSF small set on a prefab layout and it was a HIT!

    But, of course, one thing led to another and we took a trip to a nearby MR shop and they had a beautiful Milwaukee Road 4-6-2 + 3 or 4 hvwt passenger cars in the orange and maroon, and, so ...

    Thus began our journey.

    Not too long after, I bought (looooooooooong story, I will not bore you with) a table that made into a coffee table, and built her (us) a nice little layout:

    TrainTable 001.jpgTrainTable 002.jpg

    Run 2 trains at a time, electric switches and reversing loop, not up to the real operating systems like many guys like, but fun for us.

    And then ...

    Geeze, my list of what I like and what I have gathered would go on for another 4 pages.

    Anyhow, thanks y'all for welcoming me, looking forward to learning more here.

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    Welcome 56Pontiac from a fellow newbie to Nscale.net. The folks here will keep you busy learning new things, I spend a lot of time just being amazed at the new techs and tricks I spot while lurking in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Pontiac View Post
    Milwaukee Road 4-6-2 + 3 or 4 hvwt passenger cars in the orange and maroon
    Can we see a photo ?

    Thanks for your background info.
    Thanks, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    Can we see a photo ?

    Thanks for your background info.
    Sure!

    Here's the Pacific (and since then, I've added a few more Milwaukee Road passenger trains):

    MILW 1.jpg

    And on the second from the bottom shelf, you can see all the Milwaukee Road passenger trains - as well as some of my other interests = C&O coal, B&O coal, and Illinois Central (wife born in Illinois, I am from Wisconsin, and - don't ask my why - I just like big steam and coal hoppers ):

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Pontiac View Post
    I just like big steam and coal hoppers
    Nothin' wrong with big steam and as for the coal hoppers, with out coal, you don't have steam! ... ... ... Unless you run on oil, buuut, well, ummm, look over there!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Pontiac View Post
    Here's the Pacific (and since then, I've added a few more Milwaukee Road passenger trains):
    Wow, you've got a Fox Valley 4-4-2. That is one beautiful loco and the one that inspired my CP Jubilee build. Does it run well ? I've herd mixt reports ! I would still love one though.
    Thanks, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Nothin' wrong with big steam and as for the coal hoppers, with out coal, you don't have steam! ... ... ... Unless you run on oil, buuut, well, ummm, look over there!
    Or wood.

    Welcome Pontiac to this wonderful forum have an enjoyable journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpgale View Post
    Or wood.
    True dat, but not as easy to justify the long strings of coal hoppers with wood or oil!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Hi All -

    Just dropping a line to say "hello". I'm a new member and interested in knowing more about the hobby. I don't actually own any train stuff (yet). But, I'm certainly interested in the N-scale side of things because of space limitations.

    Anyway, I hope to participate more as I gain more experience and decide on where to start (any suggestions?).

    Also, I happen to live in the US, East Coast. I've got kids and a family so hobby time is hard to fine nowadays.

    Andrew

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    @Tangible Day

    Andrew, Moose bid you hearty welcome to the greatest wee n-scale forum on the interweb!

    Ask any and all questions -- there's an abundance of knowledge [and crazy opinions] to be shared here!

    Is this your first foray into model railroads?

    Moose recommend reading John Armstrong's "Track Planning for Realistic Operation."

    Perhaps you can get the kids interested in the wee trains?

    There are plenty of online model railroad retailers. A few of Moose's favorites are modeltrainstuff.com trainworld.com and hattons.co.uk (if you like British stuff)...

    Please also check fellow nScale.net member Mark's spookshow.net/trainstuff.html for one human's reviews of locomotives and other model train items...

    And, please remember, when at all possible, post photos and post often! Lest you be moose stampeded into the stone age (a.k.a. HO scale train world)...
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    @Tangible Day ... Welcome to the forums!!

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    Hello Andrew, Welcome and 'oh boy' you've landed on your feet finding us lot here

    Now, for starters we will want a few more details: Space available, Any road name preferences and most importantly, Steam or err, that other type of motive power !!

    Keep us all informed of any progress. By all means heed the advice of that Moosie chap and all will be well and happy.

    Go well,
    Thanks, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    Steam or err, that other type of motive power
    There's another type of motive power? Moose think not!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Hello everyone, new member here. Had n-scale trains as a young kid, just recently got back into the hobby. Things have changed a lot in 40 years. Currently running a DC settup but plan on switching to DCC in the near future. Look forward to picking some of your brains about the new technology.

    Marc

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