New Member in Markham, Ontario, Canada

EchoTango Feb 25, 2021

  1. EchoTango

    EchoTango New Member

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    Just getting into trains after more than 40 years ago. My first set died after Christmas and never did learn how to fix it. Was too young to know how. So it's long gone. I do recall it being a Hornby set.

    With Covid ongoing, I was watching James May on Prime about Hornby and trains, so I picked up a President Choice train set before Christmas and am now addicted.

    I have bought a few more used locos to fix up and slowly learning more about cleaning and repairing trains. As I already had a Raspberry PI 3+, I acquired an Arduino Mega and motor shield and am now playing with DCC++. So this leads into buying a few more locos with DCC and figuring how to plan a larger layout to run several trains at once. This all feeds into my desire to learn new things and fixing things.

    It's also unfortunately another hobby to feed my acquisition disorder: fountain pens, wargame miniatures, board games...

    Cheers All!!!

    Patrick
     
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  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard Patrick.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Patrick, welcome to TrainBoard and welcome back to the hobby.
     
  4. Chris Hall

    Chris Hall TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome Patrick,

    The R-pi DCC++ set up is certainly addictive, You will definitely learn tons!
     
  5. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome Patric

    Your not alone!

    With me along with model & toy trains it's Pennsylvania history, double edge razors, cast iron cookware, 19th century kitchen items, old hand tools and garden tools, 19th century hunting and camp items and some 19th century cast iron toys plus modern fishing gear.

    Keep us posted on your DCC progress.
     
  6. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Patrick, welcome. Gad to have you aboard.
     
  7. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Patrick!
     
  8. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to the darkside, er! Welcome to TrainBoard! :rolleyes:
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     

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