An Oldmann from the UK

Oldmann55 Apr 2, 2019

  1. Oldmann55

    Oldmann55 New Member

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    Hi all!
    I am a born again railway modeler, after a long break that started while I served my country back in the 1970's -1980's. (it wasn't cool to be a soldier and play with trains back then!).
    Due to ill health I decided on 0 scale as I can see the larger stuff better, and it's easier to put them on the rails! I became involved in 0 scale narrow gauge, 0:16.5 (0n30 to those across the pond from here!). I joined the 7mm NGA, and soon got seduced into other gauges, like 0:9 (0n15) and 0:14. So much for rails i can put my trains onto!
    After loosing my wife of 33 years I met someone new at a show I was exhibiting at, she was chaperoning her son who was one of the guest operators o the layout we were showing. Long story short, we found that railway modelling was not the only common ground we shared, we all 3, myself the lady and her son, play in Brass bands. Wedding bells followed, and at the reception we were surprised by the model railway club bringing the layout that we first met over! I joined the club that my stepson belongs to, Bognor Regis Model Railway Club where I started to become interested in G scale. I have some Gn15 as well as some 45mm gauge radio controlled stuff.
    As a retired electronics tech I am very interested in building my own DCC++ set up, and I already use Arduino to power servos for point (turnout or switch) control.
     
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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Olderman55, welcome, glad to have you on board. You certainly have had an interesting and rewarding recent history. I look forward to more of your modelling exploits.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    We'd love to see some pictures of your model railroading adventures. If you could possibly share, please hop over to one of our modeling Forums and do so. :)
     
  4. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!!!!!
     
  5. fordy744

    fordy744 TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome from another UK'er!
     
  6. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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    The best to Oldmann55!
     
  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard Trainboard.
     
  8. trainman-ho

    trainman-ho TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome!.....by the way I'm 73, and I consider 55 as middle age.....So....Welcome young fella!! LOL

    Take care

    Jim
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard Oldmann55 from Ancientman Fitz. Interesting story of the changes in your life. Always interesting, isn't it?
     

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