Hello from Western New York!

Robert Reed Jun 13, 2018

  1. Robert Reed

    Robert Reed TrainBoard Member

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    Been many years since I did anything with model trains. In fact it has been about 30 years. I picked up another hobby which some time I will tell you about. But lets just say I have the nose of an airplane in my basement..lol So coming back I though I would do some research and man have things changed. I have a lot of catching up to do before I start on the build of my HO shelf layout. Nice to have found this place and I look forward to learning.
     
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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Robert, Welcome, happy to have you on board.
     
  3. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hi Robert. Where in Western NY? My wife is from Westfield, about as far west as one can go in that state.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  5. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, Robert. Like Rick, I ask where in western NY are you located? I was born back there when dinosaurs still roamed. I am also interested in the airplane nose in your basement, as a 33 year aviation person.
     
  6. Robert Reed

    Robert Reed TrainBoard Member

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    Well thank you all for the warm welcome. Western NY... lol The armpit of the country. I live just about in between Rochester and Buffalo literally a 5 minute drive from the shore of lake Ontario. The nose of my airplane? [​IMG]
    Being away for so long I came back to some pretty big surprises. I just want a few pieces of track to test with while I mess with DCC. DCC is something as well. Wow has stuff gone up in price. I do live in the toolie sticks so there is nothing near me to buy hobby stuff from. So I went to Ebay and found if it has HO and train in the listing it must be gold. So my question is where does a guy go to get a few things without have to spend a ton and also not get ripped off?
     
  7. nscalestation

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    Robert in that 30 years you have been away from the hobby about 90% of retail hobby shops have closed. Most things are on line now. Some times you can find a deal at train shows so check for any that are close enough for you to get to.
     
  8. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Robert, check out our TrainBoard advertisers. Among them they carry just about everything one needs, at very competitive prices. There are quite a few other e-tailers out there, as well. EBay, unfortunately, is no longer a place where one can find good deals on trains (with rare exceptions). (Also, please refer to our retailer discussion policies)
     
  9. Robert Reed

    Robert Reed TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for the response! I will look it all over tonight.
     
  10. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm guessing that you have a flight simulator in your basement. I can't identify the type, but it's obviously a twin jet, lots of modern displays and probably a Flight Management System judging from those big controls on the left and right sides of the center console. Thanks for the photo.
     
  11. Robert Reed

    Robert Reed TrainBoard Member

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    Ding, ding ding.. You would be right! It is a 737-800. I have been building it for years.
     

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