Another Newbie

Synchrochuff Oct 30, 2000

  1. Synchrochuff

    Synchrochuff TrainBoard Member

    Whew! I just escaped from slow-speed AOL-land, and am looking for a similar forum to ones that I participated in there. I model mostly steam, soon after turn of the century, free-lanced New England railroad, named "Winthrop & Rangeley Lakes Railroad". (I live in Winthrop, MA and had a "camp" in Rangeley at one time). Looking forward to lively "conversations"

    Jeff in MA
  2. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

    Hello and welcome Jeff [​IMG] Its good to see someone else that is into steam ! I model the N&W in the late 40s early 50s and use DCC for control. I tried AOL once too but really couldnt stand the layout, and hated getting dropped by their server everytime I tried to go somewhere. [​IMG] Later....Mike

    Its only Money !!
  3. Harron

    Harron TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome Jeff!! Nice to see another Massachusetts resident on the board. Winthrop, eh? How do you deal with all the planes?!?! [​IMG] I'm further north, a little town called Georgetown, near Haverhill and Newburyport.

    Turn of the century steam in New England, must be a nice layout!! [​IMG] I'm interested in hearing more!

    I plan on modeling the North Shore in modern times, with the modeler's right to change (yes, the railroad will still run through my town!). Of course, this is in N scale due to my space restrictions, but I model HO at our club.

    Corey Lynch
    Pres - Rensselaer Model RR Society
    NEB&W RR - My Site - NEB&W
  4. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

    Hey welcome home Jeff! [​IMG] These Trainboard guys are a swell bunch! Take some time and wander through all the forums. I just lately started reading posts from 100 days ago, and its fastinating! We aren't the only steam hoggs here either. I'm an HO runner, I don't collect, but I have paid a LOT! HA!
    Tell us more about your empire.

    Jeff, go to the "Free Lancer's" site, and click on "Welcome to the Free lancers Board"
    and see some photos of where I am on my new layout, its HO.


    [This message has been edited by watash (edited 31 October 2000).]
  5. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk Staff Member

    <font color="336633">Welcome to trainboard Jeff, I hope you have more luck here than on AOL [​IMG], i have never used the forums on AOL.

    Do you have any photos of your railroad? as i would really like to see some of them.


    wheres all the C636's????
    Matts Photo gallery
  6. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

    Welcome, as watash has said, go to the Free-Lancers forum. You also may want to stop by the Inspection Pit. We talk about anything that doesn't apply to a specific scale there. Lot's of good general modeling tips. I'm an N-Scaler but used to model in HO so I come here to see what's happening every once in a while. This is a great site and I hope you enjoy it. We have had some techincal problems as of late, but the powers that be are aware of it and are going to get those things worked out. Give us some time if you have any surfing problems. Be sure to check out all the little gadgets offered here like these: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] They are found in the "Smiles Legend". You can also edit and reply with a quote from anothers post. If you go to the "profiles", you can add your own personal signature, just like mine below.
    Have Fun!

    Brent Tidaback, Member #234
    BNSF Railfan-to-the Max and a N-Scaler to boot!
    "Ship it on the Route of The Roadrunners!"
    The Aransas Odessa & Western, a division of the BNSF

    [This message has been edited by Maxwell Plant (edited 31 October 2000).]
  7. slsffriscokid

    slsffriscokid E-Mail Bounces

    Welcome Aboard!

    Im new too to this board and walked right into the odd couple with Art and Watash. Check out the battles between the King of the Roads, and the Wanna- "B's", and I is takin' about them thar GE's! [​IMG]

    Nice to see another brother in the STEAM fraternity. Even on the model layouts, steam rules the rails! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Have a nice day, dieselmen! [​IMG]

    Lay it on us about your pike. Sounds downright interesting! [​IMG]

    Get more coal down! [​IMG]

    God Bless!


    Tennessee Central R.R. 1958
    ( fictious family member of the FRISCO )


    By the way, the station agent keeps sending my orders AOL style. Ain't had a wreck yet, but there is always a first time! [​IMG]

    [This message has been edited by slsffriscokid (edited 31 October 2000).]
  8. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

    Well, so where is this lively conversation, Syncrochuff? Start Connin' and we'll reversin'. [​IMG]

    Watash [​IMG]
  9. ChrisDante

    ChrisDante TrainBoard Member

    Welcome aboard Jeff!

    Nice to have another steamer with us. I'm from Guilford Ct. Just a few miles down 91 from you.

    [​IMG] When in doubt, empty your magazine.
    Member #33
  10. Synchrochuff

    Synchrochuff TrainBoard Member

    Sorry, I don't get much of a chance to visit here (or anywhere for that matter -- things are getting very busy in preparation for the holidays -- you know, it has to be done by Dec. 20th or else...) I just discovered that one of my clients (I work in TV, non-broadcast) has the ability to scan slides so I can soon show some of my layout (I already had friends give me a web page address -- now all I have to do is fill it) -- so be patient and I will have pix somewhere...
    It's good to hear from so many steamers -- I've never been able to get into the powerful boxes that are diesels (altho' I do have a custom painted BL-2 on my layout -- it has great lines and doesn't look so box-like) It's all appearance for me -- I choose my steamers by the detail of their valve gearing -- more moving parts!!
    Finally got my track clean for the holidays (don't want any stalls while opening presents) and I added shims to the guard rails of my Peco switches (or turnouts...). I can't believe what a difference - no longer are my engines and cars picking the points and/or shorting out at the frog. They should warn people about these things (I learned about the problem through a post at my old AOL bulletin board)
    Got to go back down to the basement and work on my new caboose (horay for cabeese!)
  11. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

    Hello Jeff, and welcome to Trainboard!!
    Steam, diesel, electric, whatever- if it's got flanged wheels, it's OK in my book!

    I too would like to hear more about your layout.

    From one AOL board refugee to another (and happy to remove this flak jacket), welcome!

    Ship IT on the Frisco!
    Bob T.

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