T.H.E.R.R. Reborn!

mtntrainman Jul 9, 2012

  1. RedRiverRR4433

    RedRiverRR4433 TrainBoard Member

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    George:

    One of TB's advertisers has copies of N Scale Magazine.

    Top Hobby Trains

    http://www.tophobbytrains.com/search.aspx?find=n+scale+magazine

    Staying cool and having fun with it.......:cool::cool:

    Shades
     
  2. mtntrainman

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    Thanks Shades....I'll keep that link and look for the March/April issue :)(y)
     
  3. Jim Reising

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    Got my copy and read the story - Great job, George. Well written and photographed. A good read!
     
  4. mtntrainman

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    Thanks Jim...:)

    Doing our first magazine article was a fun project. Walt Huston actually walked me through the do's and donts which was great. I talked to Pam yesterday and she would welcome N Scale articles from anyone. I plan to do another soon. Like I said...it was great fun...and educational. (y)

    BTW...thank you again for the tip to contact Walt from the get go (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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  5. Rich_S

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    Hi George, I just received my March / April N scale magazine in the mail today and saw a familiar railroad name. Congratulations on the article and the photo's look great (y) Reading through your biography side bar, I see we have a couple of things in common. First and foremost, N scale model railroading and Like you, I drove tractor trailer trucks over the road when I got out of the USAF in 1983. I spent 10 years over the road and another 12 years driving local. After 22 years, I had enough and was lucky to land a job on the railroad. That USAF training paid off with my current position :) I do maintain my CDL, just in case of cut backs, but I'm hoping I'll never have to use it again. What the heck, I've had my tractor trailer license for 34 years now, what's a few more years :ROFLMAO:
     
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  6. mtntrainman

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    Thanks Rich....

    THERR RV has been a lot of work....but to be honest...its been more fun for us in the long run !!

    I hear ya on the driving. I drove in every state but Alaska and Hawaii !! Disablity forced me to give up my CDL 12 years ago :(. I still have it in my desk drawer ! I told DMV I had lost it ! ;)
     
  7. badlandnp

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    George, Just recieved my issue yesterday. Had a chance to glance at the article last night before snooze time. It looks like it came out really well, and I am looking forward to reading it!

    Now, if we could just get you running a steam excursion........:LOL:
     
  8. mtntrainman

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    Thanks Alan....:D

    THE Wife would love steam for her excursion train. The 4-8-4 I got form Backmann in exchange for one that was DOA and is now at THE Train Museum was supposed to be just that. A couple problems. First: IT sparked so bad up by the pilot wheels when running on DC...I thought it was going to set fire to the weeds alongside the tracks !!;) Second: from everything I read...it is/would be a bear to convert to DCC !! So it sets outside at THE Museum where the kids can climb all over it while their parents look on in total fear of them falling off ! ;):p
     
  9. Mike C

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    George , I believe that someone out east has the Bman J on sale for 99.99 now .......

    Edit ...Trainworld had them for the same price aa few weeks ago with the aux tender . I bit on one of these , it's getting sound now ....
     
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  10. badlandnp

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    And the K4s or the M1 are both excellent right out of the box! Pennsy, but hey, rule #1 applies! :)
     
  11. kmcsjr

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    George, I'm sure it's in here, but I can't find it in Tapatalk. Can you repost a recent picture, and your track plan? Thanks


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. mtntrainman

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    Marty...

    I dont really have a track plan. At least no drawn one. I should do one one of these days....lol.

    Here is the most recent picture...the led rope lights I installed...

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    And the Turntable area that is just out of the first picture frame on the right...

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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Love that top picture. You have really come a long, long ways. It is looking very nice!
     
  14. mtntrainman

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    Thanxs Ken...

    The priority from the start was to get track laid and trains running. Scenery is getting done when I feel like it...lol.
     
  15. bremner

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    Is The Wife proud of The Magazine article about The Layout?
     
  16. mtntrainman

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    Oh Yea ! She even got extra copies and sent them to the kids. They are more then happy too ! :D:D:D
     
  17. Calzephyr

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    Great work George and Jean... I just read the article on N Scale magazine and was impressed with your layout and it's 'mobile' home.
     
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  18. mtntrainman

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    Thanks :D

    It's been an adventure for sure. (y)
     
  19. BarstowRick

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    Wow!

    Very nice presentation.
     
  20. mtntrainman

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    Thanks Rick ... :D
     

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