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Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by MP3CNLettalierSub, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    Thought I'd introduce myself on the forum here, kinda stumbled upon it while looking for railroad forums, seems like a great place.

    I currently do not do any physical modeling, so far in the apartment I'm confined to simulators. Hopefully in the future when I finally get a house I can get started on modeling as I have wanted to do for many a year.

    I live in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, my main interest if you haven't already guessed is Railroads, have been pretty much obsessed since I was a wee lad in the 80s.

    Recently I have found an interest in Railroad photography, on a professional level my pictures aren't very good, but they make me happy, so in the end that's all that matters :mrgreen:


    Well that's about it for now, any questions let me know!

    Cheers!
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Hey MP, welcome aboard:wave:. Photographer, The magic word. We love pictures here. Please post some when you can.

    Loren
  3. rlundy90

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    Hi good to have another Manitoban aboard. I live 30 miles east near Anola, Manitoba. I am modelling the GWWD that has its yard in St. Boniface.Hope to see some of your pictures soon. Ron
  4. nachoman

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    Don't let being in an apartment stop you from trying modeling. Modeling and weathering rolling stock, dioramas, or small shelf layouts can be quite portable :) My current layout is 3x6 feet and has survived several moves!

    Kevin
  5. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    I second Kevin's motion. A small switching layout on a shelf is exactly the solution. There are some good sites on the web with info and track plans for smaller layouts. And a smaller shelf layout could be incorporated into a larger layout once you get the space.

    Welcome to The Gauge.
  6. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    Thanks for the welcomes!!!!!

    I forgot to mention the other thing stopping me....the girlfriend said nosign1 Although I get to when we get a house :thumb::cool:
  7. nachoman

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    well then, I think that means you are entitled to say "no" to one of her requests :)

    Kevin
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    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    I think I just decided to start purchasing rolling stock & locomotives, maybe start working on modeling buildings and such as well, something to keep me occupied until I can actually get the layout.

    The only problem I have now is...N or HO!
  10. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Welcome to the Gauge!:wave: Ah yes, the age old question. Whichever you choose is related to a number of things. HO is for people who wan more space than O, plus is the cheapest of all the scales I think. N scale is if you want the longest possible trains and more track in less space, but the engines and cars for N aren't cheap.
  11. rlundy90

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    I agree with CNWman about HO being the cheapest. Also it has by far the biggest selection of everything. Locos,rolling stock, structures, you name it.Ron
  12. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    Hmmmmm I think I may be leaning towards HO now, cheapest always sounds good to me lol.
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Welcome! Go buy that house and build a layout! :) Just kidding. Glad you found us.
    Ralph
  14. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Welcome, I've also started by just stockpiling everything. I'm now finishing off a portable layout.

    Enjoy your stay.....