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Michael J

New model railroader
Hello! I am from northeast Pennsylvania USA. Even though I am 53 years old, I am a beginner in model railroading. My cousin and her husband had been members of a club in another county, and recently started a club here, so I decided to join and have found it to be so much fun.

Mostly I work on the club layout, which is still in its infancy. I also just purchased my first locomotive: a New Haven F7 unit, found in a thrift shop for $5.

I look forward to learning from more experienced modelers, both in the club and here. I would also like to share information about our new club as it develops.
 

Burlington Bob

Well-Known Member
Welcome to the forums, Micheal. Better late, than never to start model railroading! This is a great site for model railroading..............lots of friendly, talented and knowledgeable folks who can help you get started. I'm sure you'll have a lot of questions, feel free to ask. There's nobody here that will bite your head off, unlike some other sites. Keep us posted on the club's progress.
 

Michael J

New model railroader
Thanks for the welcome.

In January, some members of the EMMRRC are planning to visit a couple of other clubs as they wrap up their holiday open house seasons. I am looking forward to getting some ideas, and perhaps purchasing some equipment.

Anyone have advice about buying equipment at a low price? At this point, I have no interest in purchasing high-end stuff. Quantity, not quality, is a greater priority. (Of course, I don't want junk, though. But I love my $5 F7!) It doesn't matter if it is mix-and-match.

I also have some artistic talent, so someday I may decide to re-work my stock to match. I will be looking for painting / detailing tips then. For now, I don't mind having a UP steamer pulling PRR coaches, a mixed freight consist and a BNSF caboose. I know some would object, but it's my train, right?

I am still browsing around the forums to see where everything is, so I might be putting these questions in the wrong place. If so, please re-direct me.

Thanks again.
 

Trussrod

Well-Known Member
Welcome to the forum Michael,
Glad to hear you've decided to get involved in the hobby, it is a great adventure and learning experience.

There are a lot of knowledgeable folks here so enjoy yourself.
 

Michael J

New model railroader
Thank you Trussrod.

Because of my tiny living space, having my own layout is impossible right now. So I am concentrating my efforts on working with the club, both with its modular layout that travels to shows, and eventually with its permanent layout. I think that I enjoy it more as a group activity than on my own.

Besides, being part of a brand-new club means there are no established designs or procedures, and my input is welcome (as is my labor).
 

Michael J

New model railroader
Thanks, Tomustang!

A group of us from the EMMRRC will be in your area on Jan 6 to visit the Lehigh & Keystone Valley open house. Maybe I will run into you.
 
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Photogdad

Guest
Hello and welcome from southern California. This is the best place to find information and share with others. Glad you found us and hope you have fun.
 




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