New Member from SLC UT

PapaG May 20, 2020 at 5:25 AM

  1. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    Just wanted to say hello to everyone...
    I'm new to model railroading, have only been doing it since Nov 2019. Got into it becuase my 9 year old grandson is obssessed by trains and I thought this would be something that he and I could do together.

    Well... that's what I tell people anyway...

    The truth is that I've always loved model railroads and wanted a layout of my own. The fact that my grandson loves it too is just a bonus! ;)
     
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  2. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard George! What Scale, road, location and era are you and your grandson going to be modeling?
     
  3. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you! It’s good to be here!

    We’re modeling in N Scale, and that’s about the extent of what we’ve defined for ourselves so far.

    We purchased a Kato EMD SD70ACE locomotive, so that puts us in a more contemporary era. Which, I’m discovering, is somewhat less supported in terms of structure model kits, automobiles, and the like, as the lion’s share of that stuff seems to be dated more to the 30’s-40’s.

    As for location, we’re creating our own with locations and features named after my grandkids. My grandson like the idea of those family touchstones on the layout.
     
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  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi George, Welcome. Glad to have you on board.
     
  5. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard PapaG!
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, George! We have an active N scale forum here, and plenty of talented modelers willing to help if you have questions.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Hi George. Welcome to TB. I live a bit East and South from you in Grand Junction.
     
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  9. gmorider

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    Welcome to TB, PapaG! I have relatives in SLC. I sometimes tease my cousin about the "Okra" mountains. :D
     
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  10. fitz

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    Welcome aboard, PapaG. Hope you enjoy the hobby.
     
  11. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you Hank! I appreciate the TB welcome!
     
  12. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you BF! It's good to be here! Looking forward to getting into the mix!
     
  13. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you! If the welcome is any indication of the activity here, I'm in the right place!
     
  14. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you BoxCab!
     
  15. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you Tom! I know GJ well! I ride into and out of CO with my brothers and sisters all the time!
     
  16. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    HAHAHA! The okra mountains :D They get slimy if you boil them!
     
  17. PapaG

    PapaG TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you Fitz! We are having a great time so far! I have some auto reversers that I'm trying to get wired up so we can lock the layout down, but we're making good progress and learning some skills along the way. So, so far, it's everything we hoped it would be.
     

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