Greetings from New Mexico

cbaker89 Dec 31, 2017

  1. cbaker89

    cbaker89 New Member

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    My fabulous wife got me a Kato starter set in N scale. I didn't think I would like N-scale only knowing HO, but I am really digging it. Reading up on converting to DCC and learning all about DCC, I am one of those type that is OCD about being realistic. I am going to start in the 1980's-90's as it's when I first fell in love with trains. Living next to a major AT&SF route growing up I got to see a bunch of trains, from rolling stock, military , some passenger (when their line was closed, locomotives from USA, Mexico, and Canada, as well as changes from all the mergers and attempted mergers. I appreciate all the tricks, tips, opinions and overall information I may find from this community.

    Christian
     
  2. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Oooohhhhh.....1980's ATSF! Kato and Micro-trains is making a set with a SD40PF
     
  3. cbaker89

    cbaker89 New Member

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    I am really liking the Kato line, yes I definitely saw that, and sighhhh retirement in April, and I now have this hobby, life is grand!!!
     
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  4. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, Christian. Your enthusiasm would indicate that we can all see some photos in the future as you progress in N.
     
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  5. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Christian, Welcome, and especially to N-Scale. Looking forward to seeing what you create.
     
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  6. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  7. WFOJeff

    WFOJeff TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome Aboard Christian, very nice beginning to N!
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  9. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Happy new year, Christian! Pleased to have you with us. Keep us up to date with your progress. :)
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard Christian. Glad to have you on board. The fact that you like Santa Fe will not be held against you. :)
     
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  11. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    There are some amazing Southwest based N Scale layouts out there. You have lots of inspiration to draw ideas from.
     
  12. cbaker89

    cbaker89 New Member

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    I can't wait to get going, I will be able to commit time to my venture around April. There is so much to research, to DCC right away or not, how to get sound in my loco, signaling, landscaping, etc.
     
  13. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to the TrainBoard website Christian and Happy New Year!!!

    Joe
     
  14. cbaker89

    cbaker89 New Member

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    Thank you Joe, and Happy New Year to you as well!
     

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