1. coolengineer

    coolengineer New Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm coolengineer (or also Alex). I'm newbie to the hobby and I will be dealing with mostly HO and maybe some O Scale in the future. Right now I'm just looking for clubs to hang out at in the greater San Francisco area. Late steam era will be what I will be focusing on. Steam trains have always been my passion (really I'm fascinated by anything that is steam driven). I work as a maritime engineer (both steam and diesel) so I want something that eat up a lot of time when I'm home. So that is me, kinda sorta. So anyways, I will be looking forward to learning from you guys.
     
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  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard Alex. Thanks for joining up.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Alex, welcome. Happy to have you on board. By maritime steam, I assume you mean turbines, not recips. Though I imagine there may be a few recips still operating within museums, or I'd like to think so. :cool:

    Are there any live steam rail clubs in the Bay area? Years ago, I remember reading about some O Gauge live steam models.
     
  5. coolengineer

    coolengineer New Member

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    Ya, I do mean steam turbine, but I am qualified to work on recipes as well. Ya, the only one that I know that is in commercial operation is the SS Badger which is based out of Ludington, MI. It is a car ferry that used to work for the B & O Railroad. Other than that, all the other recipes that I know of are museums.

    Ya, there are a few live steam groups in the bay area. Can't name any of the top of my head, but I do know that are a few.
     
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  6. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, Alex. Enjoy the hobby and your time here!
     
  7. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, Alex, from a full size (4449, 3751, 261, more) steam nut. Nothing like steam.
     
  8. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard
     
  9. BNSF FAN

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Alex!
     

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