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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by C&S Maintainer, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. C&S Maintainer

    C&S Maintainer New Member

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    Hello...new guy here! :)

    Getting back into the hobby...it's been many years. My father got me into model railroading when I was about 8 or 9. I was into the hobby until I was about 25. Now 31, with an empty basement in the new house, I am in the planning stages for new benchwork. :D Hope to get great info from here and I look forward to talking with everyone.

    -Tommy
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    let me be the first to say,WELCOME!!!its always good to see new members and i must say you stumbled across the best MRRing source on the net. :D good luck and ask questions,somebodys always here.--josh
  3. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

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    Welcome!!
    Are you going to run O, S, HO, or N? With any of the smaller scales, a basement becomes an empire!!!
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    vey well put meiriongwril,couldnt have said it better.but if i were him id take HO scale since there more stuff and its one of the cheaper scales.either way its his choice,and to have fun!.--josh
  5. Thoroughbreed

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    Welcome aboard!!!
    Alright folks we know what to do. Heres a guy with an empty basement, lets see how long it takes to fill it full of trains!!!!!
    Keep us updated on your work, and show some pics!!!!:thumb:
  6. C&S Maintainer

    C&S Maintainer New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome!

    I plan on running HO. I have a 12' x 15' area available to me. Not sure what the layout will be but I thought about doing one of the local Amtrak passenger lines with an NS freight line.

    Just out of curiosity...anyone using those Atlas signals? I just saw them the other day...they look very good.
  7. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    12 by 15 WOW,theres no way you have a wife cause that would've never happened with my wife!all i got was 10 by 10!you lucky dog and unless your a millionaire ,ittl take FOREVER to fill it with trains!as for the atlas signals,i've seen um but nver used um--josh
  8. C&S Maintainer

    C&S Maintainer New Member

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    LOL, you are correct, no wife yet...but it's not far off. My basement is 15' wide x 45' long. (City Row Home) I am allowed to have the front part which is about 12'. :D
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Glad you could join us! I'm hoping to hear some reviews of those Atlas signals myself!
    Ralph
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    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Welcome, give us some givens and druthers of what you want so we can get to helping- before the wife comes!!!
  11. C&S Maintainer

    C&S Maintainer New Member

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    Thanks Ralph..those signals look really good. I seen a short video of them working on youtube the other day. They are a little pricey so I will wait for some feedback from here first.

    :D As far as track, I am thinking about using the simulated concrete tie track for my passenger lines but I haven't seen any turnouts using that type of tie. The rest will be code 83. I have used Atlas in the past so I will probably use them again.

    For DCC which will be my firsat time using it, I am looking at DigiTrax Zephyr & the Atlas Commander.

    For engines, new ones that I want to pick up (not all at once) would be Amtrak, NJ Transit, Norfolk Southern, and CSX diesels. And brand recommendations for DCC ready locos?

    I bought most of the wood that I will need for my bench work, now I just have to build it this weekend. (Got me a new DeWalt drill too!)
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    Welcome to The Gauge.:wave: I am sure you will find a lots of good information here, and make many friends.:thumb:
    With a big basement you will be busy for a time. Take lots of photos and keep us posted as you progress.