Hello from Italy

ardsuppi Mar 26, 2020

  1. ardsuppi

    ardsuppi TrainBoard Member

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    Hi there all.

    This is Ciro from Naples, Italy.

    Played with H0 model trains when I was kid in late '60, early '70, then in teen age I abandoned this stuff, but kept all models in a box.

    Now (5 years ago) I opened the box with my 7 years old son and from then we started building a layout and upgrade all the locos to DCC running them with a cheap Hornby Select controller. As it would be a "nowadays" game play for my son, I got the Hornby Railmaster/Elink system that allows running the layout using a PC and handheld satellite devices (smartphone), he likes this way more.

    Of course lot of money were spent to add "brand new" running materials (bullet trains...) to the "vintage" old trains.

    Now I'm into DCC++/Rocrail for testing and implementation of BOD (block occupancy detectors) on the layout.

    Greetings to all model railroaders here.
     
  2. minesweeper

    minesweeper TrainBoard Member

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    Ciao Ciro, welcome aboard.
    Nice to see more italians coming.
     
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  3. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Ciro! Sounds like a lot of fun for you and your son. Stay safe!
     
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  4. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Benvenuto!

    Thanks to model railroading, I know a couple of other Italian terms:

    Locomotiva a vapore

    and:

    Lampadina

    :D

    Doug
     
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  5. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Bonjourno Ciro. Welcome to TB. Have fun and stay well all.
     
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  6. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, Ciro.
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
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  8. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Welcome abaord, Ciro!
    Italy made a big impression on me the dozen or so times I visited, while on business or otherwise. I love the culture there. Food, wine and gelato!! Never found a bad vino rosso della casa...

    Stay safe and healthy out there!
     
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  9. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Ciro, welcome. Happy to have you aboard.
     
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  10. ardsuppi

    ardsuppi TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Maurizio, I'm the same Ciro of italian Trenoincasa forum. There my nickname is Pietrarsa.

    Greetings
     
  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard.
     
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  12. Dogwood

    Dogwood TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!!!
     
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  13. minesweeper

    minesweeper TrainBoard Member

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    Ciao Ciro and doubly welcome then....
     
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