A new model railroader...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by nkp174, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    ...has arrived.

    I've started him off right with my favorite railroad picture: William Henry Jackson's 1884 masterpiece of the newly completed Georgetown Loop. In the foreground is the DSP&P Office Car...a close relative to my pay car...and seemingly a frequent visitor to the Colorado Central.

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    I've also started a blog regarding my model railroading activities....
    http://thesouthparkline.blogspot.com/

    (Wil)Liam already has a wooden railway set in his toy box, a pair of Thomas the Tank Engine express coaches (which are nicer models than IHC's coaches), and will be learning to love the letters LGB.

    Michael

    PS: No, I'm not a hippy...I just have long hair.
  2. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Congratulations! He's got his mother's nose! :p :D

    Seriously, that's terrific... mother looks like she did well, and is beautiful (as all new mothers are). Looking forward to the pic of his first time holding the throttle. ;)
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Congratulations and best wishes to young Wil and Mom!
    Ralph
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow, Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya got him started off right, and before he even gets home. That's real dedication.:thumb: :thumb:
  5. iis612

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    Congrats!!!!
    Where are the cigars?

    ps: Nothing wrong with long hair. Mine used to be.

    Matt
  6. Mountain Man

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    Best wishes to the three of you. :thumb:
  7. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    balloon6:

    :wave7::wave7:

    :woot1::woot1::woot1:

    Congrats on the new arrival!
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Congrats!!!

    bounce7balloon6bounce7balloon6bounce7balloon6
    :wave7::wave7::wave7::wave7:​
  9. Go Big1

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    Congrats to you and your wife NKP. If this is your first, have fun with the life changing exercise that is child rearing. It's a lot of work, but for all the work you will put into it, you will get tenfold in return.

    :thumb:
  10. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Q: Is his birthday today?
    I noticed you are from Cincinnati. I was born at good sam hospital in Cincinnnati exactly 33 years ago today!

    And congrats - I am sure he will be spoiled with lots of railroad goodies!

    Kevin
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Congrats to you all :) :) :)
  12. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    Yes. Christ Hospital (our second choice was Good Sam which is a stone's throw from our house...if he was high risk, he'd have been born there instead!).

    In that case, his birthday (today) comes with a nice pedigree for narrow gauge modeling! Happy Birthday!

    Thank you all for the congratulations! He watched his first railroad movie (or really, any tv/movie/video) this afternoon...the Colorado & Southern narrow gauge from around 1938-1941.

    Michael
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Congrats on the newest member of your family.
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    Congrats !! Rest up when you can, because now the hard part starts.
  15. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    That's wonderful news...Congratulations!:thumb:
  16. lester perry

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    Congratulations, Love him spend time with him. Enjoy him he will be an adult before you know it.
    Les
  17. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    I have a short list of museums that I absolutely have to take him to see:
    -the California Railroad Museum
    -The National Railway Museum (York, England)
    -the B&O Railroad Museum
    -Colorado Railroad Muesum

    The B&O museum is probably the best collection of old steam:
    http://steamlocomotive.info/state.cfm?state=Maryland
    CA: http://csrmf.org/default.asp
    NRM: http://www.nrm.org.uk/collections/locomotives.asp
    CRRM: www.crrm.org

    I'd also like to take him to Henry Ford's Museum, St. Louis, PA Museum, Green Bay, Mid-Continent, either Vienna's, Luzern's, or Bavaria's and a few others.

    Tourist railroads & non-museums, I'd like to take him to:
    #1 The Cumbras & Toltec
    #2 The Durango & Silverton
    #3 Alpine Tunnel
    #4 The Glacier Express: Loop & Landwasser
    #5 The Golden Pass
    #6 Severn Valley, Bluebell, or North Yorkshire Moors
    #7 The Georgetown Loop
    and may more!
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    :steamtrain:

    Congratulations to you & your wife...!!!!! May he bring as much joy & satisfaction to your lives as my children have brought to mine...!!!! :thumb:​
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    That's quite the list. Don't forget the Union Train Museum in IL.
    Enjoy fatherhood. The birth of all of my kids changed me, and my life would be empty without them.

    Matt
  20. Herc Driver

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