Introduction - new here

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Bird Man, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Bird Man

    Bird Man N Scale - trying again

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    Hi all, I just found this forum and thought that I would introduce myself.

    I live in the SF Bay Area (Marin County) and have modeled on and off since I was 12 (U control custom built planes & HO) and have now started working in N scale (DCC and weathering) after a long hiatus (25 years) of being away from trains of any scale.

    My main interest is in weathering/scenery/realistic n scale layout planning. I hope to ask for guidance and critical opinions of what I am up to.

    Glad to be here :wave:
  2. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Welcome!!! You'll be glad you've found this place - there's plenty of great information, amazing layouts and some great layout picture-takers here.
  3. berraf

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    Welcome "Birdman"!
  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    You have now been assimilated into the train borg. This forum will now take up all your time and become a far worse obsession than mere model trains alone could ever become. Your wife will come to hate you. Your kids will start to ignore you. Your friends will forget all about you. No one will ever see or hear from you again. You have been sucked into....... THE GAUGE!

    :D

    Welcome to the forum! :wave:
  5. rhtastro

    rhtastro Member

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    Hey BM, you found a great treasure with this forum. Lot's of great people here and good info. I just found it last month. Even if you are from Marin, we won't hold that against you. (Local joke, guys). Good luck with your projects and as stated by one of the gurus on this forum "remember, it's just for fun", or something like that. Bob
  6. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Welcome Bird Man,
    You are at the right place here, plenty of friendly and helpfulmembers.
    Remember: It's just a hobby, enjoy it.
  7. engineshop

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    Welcome.
    I also live in Marin County, San Rafael and I am more into custom painting and have never really tried weathering. I hope you can give us some pointers.
    If your LHS Feather River Trains, it would be nice to meet once there.
  8. atticn

    atticn New Member

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    Welcome great place to get started again,great info,and tips
  9. umtrr-author

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    Welcome aboard!

    I second the motion about Feather River Trains. You have a great store right in your area.
  10. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Wow! I think that's a good candidate for a standardized welcome message to all new members.
  11. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    There is lots of good talent here, look around, and you will be sure to learn new stuff all the time.