Finally getting my feet wet

noob express Sep 11, 2019

  1. noob express

    noob express TrainBoard Member

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    Hello all! So after several years of reading, watching, browsing...I have finally pulled the trigger and started my first build! My name is Alex, I am 32, from Washington State, married with 4 kids. I have been in the Navy for 14 years so as you can tell, I don't have a lot of time to break away. Model railroading is the perfect fit for my small spurts of time away.

    I am going with a N scale layout mostly because of space. Eventually I want to move into HO...mayyybe O scale...

    Either way, I am really excited to finally be getting into this and I look forward to interacting with the community!
     

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  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard!! Your off to a good start!(y)
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard! There's a few military folks here, some active, some retired. I'm AD USAF, so I well understand the rare ability to have train play time!
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    I will guess you may be stationed in either Bremerton or Oak Harbor?
     
  5. noob express

    noob express TrainBoard Member

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    I was station in Oak Harbor for 3 years. I am originally from Walla Walla.


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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I was back home last year about this time, visiting my father in Bremerton. Fondly remember my youth when the Missouri was there, and walking her decks. I am originally from the Snoqualmie Valley.
     
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  7. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, noob, and especially on this date I thank you for your service to our country.
     
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  8. noob express

    noob express TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you everyone! I’ve watched so many videos and happy to finally be getting into the hobby...but if I knew how frustrating carving rocks into a one inch foam siding would be...haha!

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  9. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Alex. welcome. I like the photo of your layout, great operational possibilities.
     
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  10. noob express

    noob express TrainBoard Member

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    Would love to hear your thoughts, was thinking about a turn out before the bottom turn over to a small yard or a couple loco sheds?...


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  11. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard. Nice looking start you have going there.
     
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