Hi, I'm New Here

PatB Aug 22, 2018

  1. PatB

    PatB New Member

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    Hi everybody. I've just joined TrainBoard and hope that I might be able to make some positive contribution, as well as learning something myself.

    I'm a returning (I suppose) modeller, based in Perth, Western Australia, where modelling supplies are often a bit limited and/or expensive, so I have a strong interest in making stuff myself wherever possible. I'm a former mechanical engineer turned craft potter so my skills and interests are a pretty mixed bag and my hobby budget is, to say the least, variable (between tiny and non-existent mostly :D). My main modelling interests are UK based, but I have bursts of enthusiasm for European, US and Australian prototypes and different time periods. Time and space mean that I'm reluctant to commit to a full layout but I enjoy messing about with individual models, having built a few loco and rolling stock kits and the odd electronic gizmo.

    The thing that prompted me to join TB was my recent discovery of DCC++ and a desire to learn more about it. I've always fought shy of DCC on grounds of cost, but if it's possible to create a system using an Arduino clone and some open-source software, I'm in. Anyhow, I noticed that TB seemed to be the main support forum for DCC++ and so here I am. My permanently interested in everything mind, though, will ensure that it's not all I'm here for.
     
  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Pat, Welcome. Glad to have you on board. Even though I can't help you with DCC (I'm a DC Dinosaur), there are many here who are more than happy to.
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
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  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Welcome!!
     
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  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  6. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    PatB, welcome aboard. Good to see another member from Australia here.
     
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  7. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride!
     
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  8. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard
     
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  9. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    Now you went and did and signed up here. You don't know it but you joined the right group at the right time.
    Enjoy the fun here and welcome aboard.
     
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  10. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome, Pat.

    Years and years ago, I didn't have much interest in UK stuff and that actually continued for many years until I got some of the Treble-O-Lectric British stuff (Derby Sulzer, Baby Deltic, goods wagons, carriages) in a trade and I have loved it ever since.

    I have sometimes spent many hours on YouTube, observing British operations and discovering a lot of the diesels sound a lot like Alcos here, except for the Deltics, which have their own sound, not heard anywhere else..

    Doug
     
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