Thought I'd join the party.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by MadModeler, May 21, 2006.

  1. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

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    Hi there. Just joined this forum and thought I would say 'Hello'.:wave:

    Been out of the modeling for a while but I am brushing off my tools and starting with a whole slew of ideas I've got for a train set. I've made a few HO models already (some camping equipment and an outhouse) and I look forward to expanding and challenging my skills. About 15 years ago, I helped a buddy wire up a N scale set for his Christmas tree and it looked great! The easy part was the street and building lights. :) The difficult challenge was wiring the Christmas lights on the tree in front of his post office which took almost 4 hours to get it just right! (N Scale tree with grain of sand bulbs. I had to use a transformer to decrease the voltage even more as the lights' scale brightness was too much.) My preference is HO but I'm going to try my hand at other scales. I got started with the plastic car and ship kits (20th Century warships and passenger liners) when I was 10 and expanded into train models.
    Looking forward to sharing ideas and info with you folks.
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    :wave: welcome to the gauge :wave: there is a wealth of info here :)
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Welcome to the "madhouse", MadModeler. :wave: :wave: We're all nuts here: nuts about trains, anyway.

    Wayne
  4. MadModeler

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    Thank you!:) I see I am gonna fit in here! :thumb:
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge:wave:
  6. Kitbashed

    Kitbashed New Member

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    welcome aboard, I been a member of the gauge for about a month....you can't find a better group of people, very helpful and informative........great sight
  7. N Y C Nut

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    Thanks "Kitbashed", I am newer and far greener than you. It is good to see all of the shared info.

    N Y C Nut
  8. MadModeler

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    Thanks folks! I'm already getting some really neat ideas and my wife is very impressed with this site.
  9. farmer ron

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    Welcome to the Guage, been here a while myself and you will not find a friendlier group of people with such a wealth of information, if you can't find out what your after just ask and someone will always step forward and help you out.this is a great site and again welcome ..Ron..