Hello from SW Connecticut

Paulct Sep 9, 2013

  1. Paulct

    Paulct TrainBoard Member

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    Hi folks.

    Perhaps doing another layout! I had built the old "granite gorge and northern" 16 years ago. Fully scenicked (well to the best of my ability) and controlled by DCC. Played with it for 10 years or so, and decided I was done for a while. So in the dumpster it went. Learned a lot! Still have the DCC system of course and my stock.

    Last year I got roped into helping to run our town annual holiday train show. It has a mix of gauges and is quite a nice show for a temporary setup.

    So of course this has gotten me back interested! I have a good sized basement, but this time looking to build something that runs along one longish wall. Not an "island". I'd like to have something that has at least one mainline that can run continously while I play switching in the middle somewhere. I really don't model a particular railroad, but generally prefer the diesel era of things.

    Nice to meet you all.

    Paul
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard! Please keep us updated on what you decide to do, and construction progress. :)
     
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Paul, Welcome to the TrainBoard. We're glad to have you back into model railroading, and looking forward to chatting and seeing photos. Curious as to your location in SW CT. I was born in Mt Kisco, NY, lived many years in Bedford Hills, had a close girlfriend in Ridgefield, CT (though she married someone else), and spent many hours drooling at NH Juice Jacks screaming through Stamford station in the early 1950s.
     
  4. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good to have you with us, Paul! Good luck on the new incarnation.
     
  5. Paulct

    Paulct TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Hytec, I am in Wilton, so a stone's throw from your old hunting grounds.
     
  6. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Welcome to Trainboard, Paul. Maybe you could provide us with some pics as you progress with your new 'empire'. :)
     

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