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tphmike Mar 19, 2010

  1. tphmike

    tphmike TrainBoard Member

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    Hi All,

    I am a brand spanking new member. I was born and raised in Tonopah, Nevada and I model the Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad in central Nevada. My great grandfather (mother's side) worked for the railroad as Chief Auditor and later Traffic Manager. My father and his father worked for the SP Lucin Division in Montello, Nevada. My grandfather retired from the SP and my father worked for the SP until being drafted in WW II. After the war my father moved to Tonopah.

    I also belong to the Galveston County Model RR Club in Texas City. We have a large 30' X 60' permanent N layout and a traveling N layout which is 4' X 30'. The club also has a large HO layout, Lionel, Z and a G layout.

    I am retired USCG and living in League City, Texas, just south of Houston. I found the site by asking a question on google about wiring the Model Power Vandy tender to the Bachmann Spectrum 2-8-0. Good ideas and I'm off to the races. I also am a member of other n scale message boards.
     
  2. davidone

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    Welcome Mike, plenty of people here are ready to help. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Somebody always seems to have the answers. Thats what makes this place so great.

    Dave
     
  3. Bob Morris

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    Nice to have you on board!
     
  4. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome Mike! Lots of good info here
     
  5. css29

    css29 TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome.. lots of great information can be found here!
     
  6. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome and ask away.
     
  7. tphmike

    tphmike TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks all for your replies.
     
  8. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!!!!!!!

    :tb-cool: :tb-cool: :tb-cool: :tb-cool:
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard!

    Charlie
     
  10. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Welcome to Train Board Mike. Glad to have you aboard.
     
  11. Seated Viper

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    Mike,

    As others have said, "WELCOME ABOARD!". Whatever your question, in whatever scale, you'll get plenty of answers on here.

    Regards,

    Pete
     
  12. tphmike

    tphmike TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Bob, Charlie, Darren and Bob. It's great to be here.
     
  13. stevechurch2222

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    Welcome to the Train Board,Mike hope you enjoy your stay.Glad to have you aboard.
     
  14. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Hm.. Déjà vu. :p
     
  15. tphmike

    tphmike TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, Mark and Steve.
     
  16. Train Kid

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    Welcome. Not sure there is much else to say right now! :D
     
  17. 282mike

    282mike TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome aboard Mike:pcool:
     
  18. JSL

    JSL TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard

    JSL
     
  19. oldrk

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    We were expecting you. All I can say is its about time you got here!! Welcome aboard.
     
  20. brokemoto

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    Welcome to Trainboard.


    MT sold a fifty five ton hopper letter for Tonopah and Goldfield. I have no idea if T&G ever had anything like it, but it is there. I think that there is a wood boxcar, too, but I forget; and I might even have it, too. I do have the hopper, somewhere.

    If you could make a Vanderbilt that small, and change the cab a little, you could make #50 out of an Athearn/MDC 2-8-0. You would need to figure out how to get a motor into that Vanderbilt, though. You could probably put an oil bunker into the tender of the Atlas/MicroAce 2-6-0, if T&G ran anything like those after it was formed. I would expect that the predecessor roads would have converted most of the wood burners to oil by 1905, but I could be mistaken.

    Someone did sell a doodlebug shell that looked much like a T&G motor car. I had one that I sent off to a fellow forumer so that he could duplicate it. I have yet to get it back, but I am not pressed for it right now.

    Interesting roads, the Nevada roads, but there is not much out there lettered for them. Most of what is out there in N for the Nevada roads is V&T. Atlas sold its MicroAce 2-6-0 with three different V&T names.

    Anyhow, welcome. I will always look at photographs of Nevada road models.


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