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Any of you here model railroaders? I was big in it until I gave it away when I went to the seminary a while back, and hopefully when I get a job I will be starting over with the hobby.
 

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Yes I am. Mine got taken down when I got married, and is in the attic. Plans are in the works to start putting it up within the next year.

We also have a "Trains" group if you are interested. It has not been very active for a little while, but you may just be the person to get it going again.

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As a kid, I had an American Flyer set, and I still have it, packed in boxes. When I was in high school, I started building an H. O layout. When we moved to where we now live, I put my H.O. trains up on an 8 x 4 piece of plywood. I had a block layout so I could run two trains at the same time. Eventually I needed the space so it had to come down. I'd have to move to a house with a full basement to do what I want to do, unfortunately.
 

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I have a small HO scale model RR.
I also have a wooden railroad which I pull out and set up every once in a while.
 

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Any of you use Digitrax for your operation DCC system. I have used it and love the system for it to allow you to expand with your layout.
 

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Any of you use Digitrax for your operation DCC system. I have used it and love the system for it to allow you to expand with your layout.

We got a set for our grandson and I had a ball setting it up and playing it with him.
 

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what do you think of fast track? I've been really interested in railroads lately
 

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Fast track depends on where you want to set up the railroad and what you want to do with it. I myself have gotten into hand laying and scratch building m turnouts. It is more time consuming, but cheaper for buying turnouts, and allows for greater flexibility especially when building a rail yard.
 

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I really wanted a model railway when I was a kid. I remember my friend's bedroom was in a loft conversion, and there was this huge board that folded down from the angled roof. On it was a massive train set with countryside, hills, valleys, farms, stations, tunnels, junction boxes, and so on. It was amazing!

Oh crikey! I just typed "model railway" into YouTube to see what would come up... And it's INSANE!!! You have to see this:

[video=youtube;ACkmg3Y64_s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmg3Y64_s[/video]
 

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Oh! At Wentworth Institute I was in the Model RR Club.
Wentworth Institute's Model RR Club had a huge HO scale layout under construction over a number of years.
 

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Where I live, there is a room dedicated to model trains and railroads since it's my friend's Dad's hobby. In fact, it's in the next room from where my computer is lol.
 

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From 13 to 30 I had quite a layout in my parents house but I sold it all off to help finance my own house. I'd like to do a 3/4" scale outdoor garden railroad in my retirement years as I have a great lot for it. For now I have to make do with the real thing as my home borders the tracks and some 70 or so trains pass every day.
 

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I really wanted a model railway when I was a kid. I remember my friend's bedroom was in a loft conversion, and there was this huge board that folded down from the angled roof. On it was a massive train set with countryside, hills, valleys, farms, stations, tunnels, junction boxes, and so on. It was amazing!

Oh crikey! I just typed "model railway" into YouTube to see what would come up... And it's INSANE!!! You have to see this:

[video=youtube;ACkmg3Y64_s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmg3Y64_s[/video]

Wow tiny. I've seen some really big commercial train layouts, but nothing like that. How amazing!
 

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Well on to something more interesting. If you could build your dream train set what would you model it after? I would model the layout after the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad in Chicago and Indiana in the time frame of the 50's and 60's. I would also run steam era and modern era equipment also.
 
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The one thing that would be unique with my dream railroad I would have prototype signals with a dispatcher panel from panel pro.
 

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I retired from that. But it doesn't mean I can't return, however I actully prefere scale 1:1 :D :D :D
 
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