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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 12:49 am
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Hello, Freerailers!

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.

Best,

Dan


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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 04:27 am
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Hi Dan!


Welcome.


Good to hear from someone in the OC.


Fond memories of the J & SW and John Olson.



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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.

Woodie




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Welcome aboard....

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.




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