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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by granpa, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. granpa

    granpa Member

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    Hello to all,..

    I thought I would inroduce myself.

    First off, I just ran across your site on the internet and thought I would give it a try. Please excuse me until I get a better feel navigating around. I'll indeed have a lot of questions.

    It has been a very long time since I was able to get into model trains and now that I am retired, you'll probaly see me here quite often. From a family that ALWAYS had Lionel and various HO sets, it's my time to carry on the traditon for my grand-children.

    My quest,..... I grew up in Western Pennslyvania in Fayette and Allegheny Counties. Therefore, I intend to create the old action of the Mon-Valley. Steel Mills, Slag Dumps and of course the coal trains heading for Pittsburgh. From the US Steel building, Homestead Works, J&L Steel to the coal mines. I will need some minature people to represent all of my past relatives.

    So,.. Get out the smoke,.. Granpa is going to show the kids the way it was.

    Respectfully,

    Granpa :wave:
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Welcome to the Gauge. You'll find a lot of friendly helpful people here. Right off, if you need a lot of people for your layout (aka-LPB's here on the Gauge), Preiser sells undecorated sets with probably about 120 people per set for around $20.00. It may be higher now, I paid $20.00 10 years ago. When you see the price of prepainted figures, you'll realise the savings you can have by painting your own.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hello and welcome! Looking forward to news of progress and pictures some day!
    Ralph
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge, Granpa...the tour bus is just 'bout ready:thumb:

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  5. forton

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    Granpa,
    I too am from Western Pennsylvania - Erie County, glad to hear from you!
  6. granpa

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    Thank you Gents,.. I will be checking in as I read more as to the way I should start my lay-outs and all the appropiate little toys I can get myself in trouble with,..
  7. prodigy2k7

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    a lot of people here are really experienced and know what they are doing, i am also a new comer (although im a lot younger; 18) lol..
    I am just barely dipping into HO now..