Hi there, from Chicagoland (home of the world champion Cubs!)

Doorgunnerjgs Nov 5, 2016

  1. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

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    I'm an old guy (73) with many years of repeat experiences. I have dabbled with model railroading with little to show for it. I currently have a 6' x 2' (approx) layout loosely based on the "Time Saver" plan. It is HO, DCC, Homasote on hollow door with cork roadbed, code 83 nickel silver rail, and manual turnout controls.

    Here is the plan with estimated buildings to be added after being built.

     
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  2. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Welcome to TrainBoard, Doorgunner.
    That should be an interesting switching puzzle. They are always fun! :)
     
  3. Hytec

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    Hi Doorgunnerjgs, Welcome, glad you've come aboard. Do you have any photos you'd like to share?
     
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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  5. fitz

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    Welcome aboard, doorgunnerjg, from someone older than you, especially today on my birthday. Congratulations to your Cubs, after a 108 year wait!
     
  6. Eagle2

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    Hmmm..."doorgunner" has me thinking old Huey guy?

    Welcome aboard from a slightly disgruntled Cardinals fan (aw, what the heck, the Cubbies needed a break)

    Enjoy the time here!
     
  7. FriscoCharlie

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    Welcome aboard but I have to admit, I was hoping for another 108 years.

    Go Cardinals.

    Charlie
     
  8. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

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    Eagle2, yep, doorgunner 65-66. Been my internet id for 20 years.
     
  9. Eagle2

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    Good on ya, sir. I recall rides on Hueys as a PVT that made any roller coaster seem tame, can hardly imagine trying to hang on and shoot at the same time. Would have loved to try, though...
     
  10. Doorgunnerjgs

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    I was lucky, 9 months of flying, only got shot at twice and never had to shoot anyone. The ride was a trip and a half though, over 100 mph below tree top level, lifting over rice paddy dikes, flying in canyons of clouds at 9000 ft and freezing your a** off only to drop through a hole in the clouds to monsoon weather and temps in 90's. Everyday something new and loved it all.
     
  11. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Thank you ... and to all who served in Nam, (and elsewhere)!

    A belated happy birthday to you, Fitz! You have me wondering who the oldest member is in here ... I'll be 79 on the 13th. Never thought I'd live this long! :)
     
  12. Hytec

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    Youngster...I'm 81 (and a half).
    Also Happy (belated) BD to you Jim.

    However, most importantly...a Warm Thankful Salute to all Veterans.

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  13. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you all, it's nice to be among so many mature individuals unlike the ones I find when I play Destiny or Halo on my Xbox One!
     
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    Trying out my new avatar. More fitting for this illustrious group!!!
     
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