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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2019 02:18 pm
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Dan Spencer
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Hi all,

My name is Dan Spencer and I'm a Model Railroader!

I started this journey at the age of 13, helping my Dad with his HO scale layout
(Mad River Navigation Railway) Mining & Logging of the Pacific Northwest.

After his passing in 1983, I was able to conceal some of his engines,
and a few pieces of rolling stock, from the greedy hands of others.

Sadly those items never saw the light of day until recently,
when I unearthed a treasure trove of these detailed engines,
and (now damaged) rolling stock.

I spoke to the wife and she offered a 10" deep x 7' long shelf,
in our home office, to display the engines on.

I then started research into Model Railroads and in my many searches,
I discovered an unknown little forum called ... Freerails.
The heavens opened and the angelic choir sounded!
I am now addicted!

That little shelf has started to get track and trees...
but its too small for the trains (2-6-4's) and now I've discovered HOn30.
HO trains that run on N gauge track!?!?
WHO would have ever thought of such a thing!?!?!

Well, the engines have gone back in their boxes,
to be displayed in a nice glass display case,
and the shelf will be a new HOn30 train layout.

I have old Atlas track, with only two switches.
No budget and limited time.

This forum has been WAY more inspiring than any other site out there
(well, except for carendt.com)

I am thrilled to be here.

-Dan



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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2019 03:42 pm
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Ken C
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Dan


Welcome to Freerails,

certain you will find it informative.


Good luck on your layout,

and will be looking forward to photos in the HO narrow gauge section.




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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2019 08:31 pm
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W C Greene
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Howdy Dan,
We're glad that your journey brought you here.
HOn30, I modeled in that scale/gauge back in the early 70's (I'm in my early 70's now!) and loved it.
Matter of fact, I still have some ancient trucks and maybe a loco mechanism.
Tell us what you're doing, don't be shy because we're all pushy and want to know the story.
Welcome and have fun.

Woodie




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" This forum has been WAY more inspiring than any other site out there "


Hi Dan  :wave:



I thought it was just me, who found all the rusty ol' riveted Members here entertaining !  ;)

We aim to please ... If we can aim straight that is !!  :mex:



Sometimes new Members intro Threads, are a nice start to a larger project Thread ...  L:

... they sometimes just   g   r   o   w   ...  :shocked:

... so we can move them into 'HO Narrow Gauge', or wherever wanted ... just ask !  :)



It sounds like you have an adventure ahead ...  :thumb:

... you are sure to find inspiration in all the many Forums here ...

... & our helpful experienced Members, are always only too pleased to answer questions.  :cool:


HO trains on N-gauge track ? ... What ever next !  :old dude:



:moose:



Si.




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