Hello from a new N-Scaler!

CBQguy Dec 28, 2017

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  1. CBQguy

    CBQguy TrainBoard Member

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    Hello All!

    My name is Don Nymann, and I'm from Madison, WI. I'm getting back into the hobby after a very long time and I'm doing a lot of reading to catch up on current trends. I'm planning on a hollow core door layout with Kato Unitrack. I have a thread on the layout discussion that I hope to get some feedback on.

    My avatar is because my Maternal Grandfather worked for the CB & Q on the Creston Division in the 30's and 40's. He was a conductor on the Denver Zephyr for a time. My Paternal Grandfather alerted a Q train in SW Iowa to a burning trestle and managed to get them to stop. So, a bit of history there.

    So thanks for the add and I look forward to many interesting conversations.

    Cheers!
    Don Nymann
     
  2. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard, what era do you plan to model?
     
  3. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome! What a great history to bring to the hobby.
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard! You mention reading- a very smart idea. Read, ask questions. You will be glad for doing it this way!
     
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  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, Don!
     
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  6. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    Don, you have a lot of great N Scalers in your area down there. I’m envious.
     
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  7. LA Metro

    LA Metro TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome! Always good to see another N-scaler here!
     
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  8. CBQguy

    CBQguy TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks! Planning on early 50's, no later than 1955. I have an Atlas SD-7, an Intermountain F3 A/B set, a Kato E8 and finally an Atlas Baldwin VO-1000. Blackbird scheme. I would love to find an Atlas GP-7 in the Blackbird scheme, but those seem pretty rare nowadays.
     
  9. CBQguy

    CBQguy TrainBoard Member

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    That's good to know! Looking forward to the show in February here in Madison.
     
  10. WFOJeff

    WFOJeff TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Don and nice history!
     
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  11. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard! The backstory certainly provides a good reason for road choice.
     
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  12. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Don, Welcome. Once railroading is in your blood, it's there to stay even if it was only one or two family members. Enjoy your N-Scale journey. We're here to answer questions, chat, and most importantly enjoy what you create and share...with photos, of course. :cool:
     
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  13. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, Don. Your grandfathers undoubtedly had something to do with your interest in the hobby, as so many of our parents and grandparents did.
     
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  14. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member

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    I'll add my 'welcome to TrainBoard' too, Don. :)
     
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  15. wingnut1974

    wingnut1974 TrainBoard Member

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    welcome aboard don hope you get lots of enjoyment from the hobby.
     
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  16. CBQguy

    CBQguy TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks! I enjoyed it as a kid - looking forward to running trains again
     
  17. Burlington Bob

    Burlington Bob TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to a great model site. You've picked a great railroad with a long and interesting history that you've got a great connection to. Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what you want, now you just need to catch up on the latest and the greatest. Good luck!
     
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  18. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome aboard
     

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