Let me introduce myself....

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Clark A., Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Clark A.

    Clark A. Member

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    :) I just got here a few days ago, started posting so I might as well introduce myself. I am young (teens) and new train modeler, starteing wiht HO stuff. I want to start my layout this winter. Named Clarkesville after the song. IT will have a large city area and a residential area as well. MAinly a tourist town, the trian that brings folks into town is an old Steam Loco. They also export some raw material(coal) and things like that. Should be a pretty small layout to start, but should grow. A trolley will run around town. Houses and buildings lighted for night runs. I'm a certified boatnerd on http://boatnerd.com (different screen name there, Jeff G.) I enjoy modeling boats and and watching them. I am also into radio here and vacationing in Port Huron and Mackinac Island.:)

    Clark/Jeff:D
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Welcome Clark/Jeff. Maybe you should have a harbour on you layout so you could have some boats in the scene too
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Welcome aboard! "Last train to Clarksville" is now in my head. :) Your ideas for the layout sound like fun. Best wishes on the construction and do keep us up to date!
    Ralph
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, Ralph, now it's in mine.... :rolleyes: :p

    Welcome to The Gauge, Jeff :wave: :thumb:
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Welcome Aboard The-Gauge :wave: :wave: :wave:
  6. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Hey, from WAY South!
    You'll find lots of Great craftsmen (ladies included in that... we tend for non-PC here),
    Lots of friends to be made, Great help and info. to be found.
    Enjoy your ride. Talk with ya' sometime...
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Welcome to the Gauge!!!! Your layout sounds like it will have a little of everything - should be a lot of fun to build. I'm rather partial to city scenes and trolleys as well, so good for you!

    Val
  8. Tileguy

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    Welcome to the wonderful World of Model railroading and the Gauge.
    We dont consider each other fanatics here although the rest of the World may beg to differ ;)

    So i'll just bet youve got your eye on Walthers Cornerstone Clarksville station kit dont ya :D
  9. Clark A.

    Clark A. Member

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    Tileguy I just happen to have that kit! I just finished it yesterday! Thanks for your outpouring of affection and welcome..

    Clark
  10. SAL Comet

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    Ha Clark, welcome to the gauge, how does a teenager know about the monkeys/last train to clarksville? :eek:
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Sal Comet, someone re-did it :) I dont know who, but it's getting popular agian :)
  12. Clark A.

    Clark A. Member

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    I am not your typical 13 yr old you'll find. I hate rap and heavy stuff. More for lite rock and oldies so there you go
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    LOL - Then You and I have to have a talk :) :)

    I'm into Fleetwood Mac, The Monkees, most any "lite Rock" song from the 60's & 70's and I'm a huge Beatles & 60's TV geek LOL
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Don't think of it as "oldies", think of it as "time tested". Old fogies like me will be less likely to throw things at you. ;) :p Now...where'd I put that 45 of Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes"?
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    60's TV geek, Now your talkin' Mikey. Beverly Hillbillies, Andy Griffith, Gilligan's Island, don't get me started
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    W e l c o m e t o T h e G A U G E ! :wave:
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    Hey Clark :wave: Big G'days from the other side of the world. :cool: **high fives** That should be a real FAB layout like that. And yeah, a little harbour/beachfront would be real naff too, I reckon. :D :wave: :thumb:
  18. Bywaterrailroad

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    Welcome, Clark

    Welcome to the place where you are never to old or young to play with trains.

    Any one know where I can get a needle for my phonograph.....just kidding....remember those pink and white things that looked like a breifcase with a built-in speaker...... :wave:
  19. Clark A.

    Clark A. Member

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    Well tell 104.3 WOMC and 96 WHNN that! Lol. THats what they call it so thats what i'll call it. Lol. I actually dont know why they are called Oldies anyway. Those stations play 60s and 70s.
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    "Oldies" is kind of a relative term--first it's a hit, then it's passe', then it's classic rock, then it's oldies.

    I felt like an oldie the first time I heard a song that came out when I was in high school played on a "classic rock" station (some Van Halen song, I think, from "1984".)

    Liking old stuff is a definite plus in the world of model railroading.