hello peeps, new to model RR'ing.

sabbath_man Sep 19, 2011

  1. sabbath_man

    sabbath_man New Member

    hello all! just got into model RR due to a switch in careers. My background has been in law enforcement for 16 years followed by 5 years as a truancy officer at the local high school. I recently got laid off from that job do to budget issues. Now at the tender age of 51, I am training at the San Luis and Rio Grande Scenic Railroad to become a conductor. Have to admit the first time i stepped aboard a locomotive as we moved over the mountain at la veta pass I could not stop grinning from ear to ear! Man that was a blast! Anyways, I purchased a kato m2 oval/siding layout and have coming from ebay additional track/switches to expand and use as training aides. Have a very modest number of cars and engines. nothing really to write home about, but got to start some where right?. I should have got into the RR business years ago! No body wants to fight, spit, yell profanities or any of a number of other things that I use to have to deal with. Oh well, now I'm becoming a conductor and life is fun again! Look forward to meeting people in the know, making great friends and ask only that you please lend me your ears and all your wisdom for ideas and answers to lots of questions i will have. thanks
  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    Hi, Welcome to the Train Board, we're glad you've come on board. I'm sure one of us can answer questions about your layout, so ask away. Good Luck with your new career as a Conductor.
  3. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

    Welcome aboard sabbath_man. That's quite a career change! I'm sure I'd be grinning ear to ear too! :D :D

    Haha.. well.. as long as you stay at it with the #1 goal to HAVE FUN, then no one will do those things. :)
  4. PW&NJ

    PW&NJ TrainBoard Member

    Welcome aboard! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. :)
  5. sabbath_man

    sabbath_man New Member

    thanks a lot, looking forward 2 it.
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    Plenty of information and ideas available here. Answers to questions, hints and... Many very experienced N scalers to ask. So, ready when you are! :)
  7. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

    Welcome to Trainboard, and Big Congrats on your recent career change not easy at our age. But I've heard mostly good things about the Railroad Industry. Good Luck and have fun at both i would hope

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