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upguy Apr 30, 2000

  1. upguy

    upguy TrainBoard Member

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    I happened upon this site for the first time tonight (4-29-00). It is already 4-30-00 for everyone else, but I wanted to say how much I have been enjoying lurking in the shadows. This is a GREAT site! How long have you been going? Usually I surf through Railserve, but I never came across this until I happened upon someone's "me" page on eBay. Well, more about that later....

    I am posting this in the N-scale forum because I have recently gone into N in a big way. I am working on trying to get a group going in a small community--not an easy thing to do. I have a building about 20' X 40' that I am preparing for an N-scale layout that will roughly represent the Union Pacific from Hinkle, OR to Nampa, ID. I have a lot of questions that I will be wanting to ask all your experts, but I'll hold off until I have a chance to see how many get answered in some of the other threads.

    I'll be returning to check on the continuing flow of information that comes from a terrific forum. Thanks for making this a reality--whoever may have been responsible.


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  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    UPguy, WELCOME to TrainBoard!

    We have been going for just over a month - how time flies when you are having fun [​IMG]

    As you can see, I am in England, and we can usually only dream of SO much space for a model railroad [​IMG] Best of luck with your endeavours. Keep checking back here, but don't just lurk - post [​IMG] This is a very active forum, and we are all very friendly [​IMG]

    The folks to thank for this site are two very clever people known as 'E-8' and 'The Rocket'.




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    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

    www.ac-models.com
    http://Andersley.homestead.com
    http://galleryusarail_tehcaj.homestead.com
     
  3. upguy

    upguy TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry about the double post. (What an easy way to chalk up more posts.) I'll try not to use the "back" and "refresh" button to check activity. I didn't realize that I could double post that way.

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  4. Robin Matthysen

    Robin Matthysen Passed Away October 17, 2005 In Memoriam

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    Welcome Rett, I am a relatively new user of trainboard and I am delighted with the help and support I have received. This is a great bunch of guys.
    Robin http://members.xoom.com/Matthyro/index.html

    [This message has been edited by Robin Matthysen (edited 30 April 2000).]
     
  5. Hi Rett, (UPGuy)

    I model in N Scale but have been on
    this site for about a Month now. I model
    on the Ntrak System and am looking at the
    oNe Track and Bend Track Systems etc as
    well. Tell you what. E mail me at -
    grandtrunkent@RRmail.com and lets take it
    from there.

    Happy N Scaling.



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    Best Regards,

    Andrew,
    Calgay
     
  6. UnionPac2000

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    Welcome Rett!
    I too am new to this forum.
    No place better to hang out.
    And by the way, you have excellent taste in prototype railroads!
     
  7. guynn

    guynn New Member

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    I agree...this is a great forum and a bunch of nice guys posting on it. I also model the UP. How's everything in Cudahy? Lived
    in Milwaukee for 9 years...wonderful people
    in Wisconsin.

    Joe
     
  8. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    guynn(Joe),
    Everything in Cudahy is just fine, aina hey. Yes, there are a lot of nice people in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them.
    How are things in Indiana? Drove through Indiana once on my way to Florida(and I believe, once on the way back, if memory serves)...
    Tell us about your layout if you have time.
    Jeff
     
  10. guynn

    guynn New Member

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    Jeff, my layout is sorta in limbo! I got back
    in to the hobby a little over two years ago,
    and used the base from my old layout that I started in the early 70's when I lived in WI.
    My train room is a spare bedroom (no basement), and now my wife says I can build
    a shelf layout around the room...so I will
    soon be tearing up what I have and start over. The room is'nt that big (11'5" x 8'10"). I'm figuring on maybe a 21" shelf.
     

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