new to the group and to model trains

Thomas R Bolin Aug 22, 2021

  1. Thomas R Bolin

    Thomas R Bolin TrainBoard Member

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    Hello,
    My name is Tom. I am a 73 year old disabled Veteran. I served in Viet Nam in 1970. I have taken up model trains to fill my time and have an N scale layout about 35% complete. I am searching all areas for scenery ideals. So far I have an areas for a logging camp, Coal Mine, 4 cities A lake, A river out of the lake, and 3 streams feeding the lake. I am modelling in the 1850 to 1900 era. Any suggestions, comments and links to good scenery ideals are more than welcome.
     
  2. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to the hobby, you can get all kinds of assistance here!
     
  3. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to Train Board Thomas.
    Nice time frame to model.
    I like your choice of areas to model.
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Tom, welcome. Glad to help. Can you share photos of what you have so far?
     
  5. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thomas I started a conversation with you, ie; sent you a message. Click on your inbox and a little drop down should open. Then click on the message.
     
  6. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Thomas!
     
  7. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    welcome aboard, please feel free to share pictures
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  9. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard. You model my favorite era but locos and rolling stock can be hard to find.
     
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  10. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome aboard and thank you for your service to our country, Tom.
     
  11. Thomas R Bolin

    Thomas R Bolin TrainBoard Member

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    Thank You for the worm welcome! As for advice I will need all I can get!!!
     
  12. Thomas R Bolin

    Thomas R Bolin TrainBoard Member

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    You are very welcome and, it was my honor to serve this great nation and the people who live here.
     
  13. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Yes sir! Thank you for your service. Welcome to TrainBoard. As mentioned above, lots of help and ideas here. Your plan sounds fantastic. I agree that the era may be a bit challenging but also rewarding.
     

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