New in New York

Sam T Jul 21, 2019

  1. Sam T

    Sam T New Member

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    Hello everyone! This is an impressive board, glad you are here! I recently started back up rail modeling in N scale after near 50 years. As a young'un I had a 4x8 HO layout in the basement,read all the books, and Pop was an architect so I had a good start. Then I discovered girls.
    Now I'm 62, disabled, and in a small senior apartment thus N scale on the kitchen table and learning all over again via the internet. Not long ago I thought of John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid and sure enough there it was on Youtube and everywhere! It didn't take long to get started... First thing I learned was Beware of Bachmann then don't buy anything from China which I normally follow, but prices were so cheap. I have had good luck with Ebay however.

    Anyway, I'm off and running and hope to learn much here and meet some good people!

    Sam
     
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  2. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Sam! There is a great N scale community here that you will enjoy. Any ideas as to what road(s) and area you are going to model?
     
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  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Sam, welcome to the TrainBoard, glad to have you on board. I too grew up in NY, also in N. So join our N-Scale Forum, we're happy to share.
     
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  4. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome Sam, you're not alone. A lot of us here are in a similar boat. This is the best site on the web.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
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  6. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard! I’m also starting a very small Nn3 layout! N is a great scale for scenery in limited spaces. Don’t be too scared of Bachmann or Chinese stuff anymore as things have generally improved. Not saying there’s no junk out there.
     
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  7. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, Sam. Where in NY are you residing? I'm a displaced upstater from the Mohawk Valley.
     
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  8. Sam T

    Sam T New Member

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    Wow! Thanks for the replies!
    As to where and what road I intend to model, my only true goal is to stay with steam. I'd like to work with the West with maybe a mining and/or ranching theme. Or maybe the Northeast coast with harbors and ships and who am I kidding! I'm restrained by budget, disability, and a 4x6 layout on the kitchen table. I'm sure it will change much over time!
    I've lived in the same county in NY (Rockland) since 1961. It was a rural area then in the lower Hudson Valley but now we're part of the NYC Metropolitan Area (ick.) Not a hobby shop around and only two craft stores.
    Thanks again, all!
     
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