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Hello From Orange, California
Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 12:49 am
1 st Post
Joined: Tue Jan 29th, 2019
I'm Dan Moran from Orange, California.
I've been an armchair model railroader for the past 30 years or so,
but early last year I finally started building my first layout.
It's a 5'x9' HO scale layout based loosely on the "Jerome and Southwestern" layout,
that John Olson described in Model Railroader in 1982-1983.
The layout is set in Arizona copper mining country,
and I've decided on 1945 as my time period so I could focus on steam with a few diesel switchers.
I'm glad to be joining this forum, and I'm looking forward to learning from all of you.
Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 04:27 am
2 nd Post
Joined: Wed Mar 8th, 2017
Location: Surf City USA
Good to hear from someone in the OC.
Fond memories of the J & SW and John Olson.
Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 07:08 pm
3 rd Post
W C Greene
Howdy Dan and welcome to Freerails.
You couldn't have picked a better inspiration for a layout than John Olson.
I met him many years ago and he was a super nice fellow besides being a great modeler.
His Muleshoe Meadows and other works were and still are at the top of this hobby.
____________________ It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Posted: Sat Feb 2nd, 2019 12:04 pm
4 th Post
Joined: Tue Jan 24th, 2006
Location: Warba, Minnesota USA
I agree with Woodie on John Olson and I remember the Jerome and Southwestern...
It was a really nice and ambitious little layout....
Good luck and remember, Rome wasn't built in a day,
it took quite a bit longer but your layout wont take nearly as long to build.
There once was a man from Nantucket
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