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ironmaster15213 Jun 7, 2013

  1. ironmaster15213

    ironmaster15213 TrainBoard Member

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    Hello fellow train lovers, My name is Frank and I've been around trains since I was 8 years old (1963), and collecting ho trains since before that. I now have over 4100 train cars and engines in my collection and not even a layout at this time ( I had to take it down to make room for my sister). I know that I will enjoy all the members wealth of knowledge and may be able to help some myself.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Frank-

    Welcome to TrainBoard! With an accumulation of that size, I hope you can get a layout started before too much more time passes...
     
  3. ironmaster15213

    ironmaster15213 TrainBoard Member

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    I would need a layout the size of walmart to handle the trains. (ha,ha).
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, ironmaster15213. Any photos of your rolling stock to post?
    :question:
     
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    ironmaster15213 TrainBoard Member

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    Hello Fitz, Tell me what kind of car you would like me to take phone pictures of and I will post them. Right now they're all in boxes but everything is cataloged in note books and I just started putting them in a accel program, what a nightmare that's going to be but it may prove very useful for people to see and identify their train cars by road numbers and descriptions.
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Do you own a New York Central Pacemaker box car?
     
  7. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, you certainly won't have a problem putting together a couple of trains once you have some track! Glad you found us and good luck with the cataloging...
     
  8. Hytec

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    Hi Frank, Welcome on board. I'm amazed, you may have more rolling stock than a mid-sized 1:1 railroad company.
     
  9. ironmaster15213

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    I have lots of those cars including some metal ones, probably early varney and globe. Needless to say I have a lot of Athearn as well.
     
  10. Ironhorseman

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    Welcome to Trainboard, Frank. That's some collection you have! :)
     
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    Thank You, I do have a varied collection of cars and engines but one thing I have is a large collection of Tenshodo rolling stock and it's hard to even get any information about those cars. Most of my stuff is from the late 40's to the early 60's but I do have my share of intermountain, accurail,exactrail,tangent,atlas,etc......
     
  12. ironmaster15213

    ironmaster15213 TrainBoard Member

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    man I'm a sick puppy, I just added 52 diesels to my collection, please pray for me and my addiction!!
     
  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yikes. That is addiction!
     
  14. ironmaster15213

    ironmaster15213 TrainBoard Member

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    I'll try to add some pictures. 100_1419.jpg 100_1420.jpg 100_1421.jpg 100_1422.jpg
     
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    If anyone would like to see something in particular let me know and I'll look, I have a lot of weathering to do in my future. 100_1451.jpg 100_1453.jpg 100_1461.jpg 100_1464.jpg 100_1468.jpg 100_1470.jpg 100_1471.jpg
     
  16. paperkite

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    Pretty cool dude ! I Look forward to seeing them in action !!
     
  17. ironmaster15213

    ironmaster15213 TrainBoard Member

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    here's a few more 100_1472.jpg 100_1473.jpg 100_1474.jpg 100_1475.jpg
     
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    some more santa fe locomotives. 100_1440.jpg 100_1439.jpg 100_1438.jpg 100_1436.jpg 100_1435.jpg
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You may end up needing a roundhouse with a few thousand stalls.
     
  20. ironmaster15213

    ironmaster15213 TrainBoard Member

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    A few more to look at 100_1431.jpg 100_1430.jpg 100_1429.jpg 100_1427.jpg 100_1425.jpg 100_1423.jpg
     

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