Hello from michigan

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by general2852, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. general2852

    general2852 New Member

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    My is John Hainbecher
    I live inTrenton Michigan - Detriot area / downriver
    I started in this hobby last winter when a friend gave me 2 issues of Model Railroader March and April 1999 both of them have model steel mills in them.
    I really don't have a layout as of now,Just some structures on 4'x8'plywood in HO scale.
    I want to move down south but I have to wait until the market improves to sell my house.
    I don't want to build something just to tear it down.
    I worked 32 years at National Steel/ Great Lakes Steel.
    Over that time I worked in all parts of the plant and yes that includes Zug Island.I started off as production for 4 years and the rest of the time I was as a maintenance tradesman.

    John
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge, John:wave: Nothin says you have to have a layout. Lots of us are armchair modelers.

    Loren
  3. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    Welcome John: You should be a real benefit tothe steel industry modelers. There are quite a few of them here.
  4. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Welcome here John. Mid 90's I lived in Toledo, OH while my wife finished graduate school. My father in law was born and raised in Detroit. I sure love it back there. You can always count on it to get nice and cold in the winter and you most definitely have 4 very distinct seasons. Enjoy the comraderie you will find here.
  5. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Woohoo! Come on down to Texas! We need more model railroaders in these parts.:mrgreen:

    Welcome to The Gauge!
  6. Printer

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    I moved to Florida. Got sick of the single digit temps in the winter.

    So you're a Zug Island guy eh?
  7. general2852

    general2852 New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome guys. And yes I spent some time on
    "The Island".But the reason I want to move, its not the weather.
    Its the COST off living up here in the land of taxes.Rough on a fixed income.
  8. Printer

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    Then Florida isn't the palce for you. I'm just recently put on a fixed income and ACK!!!

    It's a rip-off-the-tourist state. The daily cost of existing (not living) here is outrageous. I'm seriously looking at leaving the USA for Central America, where a dollar goes a bit farther. Family has kept me from moving but if things don't change here, I don't see where I'll have much choice.

    Scoot
  9. general2852

    general2852 New Member

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    I here you their.I have a real good friend from the mill "that retired to florida" about 4 years ago. Both him and his wife now have to work to keep up with the bills.Not my idea of retirement!!!!
    I was thinking more like Kentucky,Tennessee, or Alabama.
    Cheaper cost of living.
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Glad you could join us John!
    Ralph