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You Bet ... Red Dog & Camel's Hump
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 Posted: Fri Oct 9th, 2020 11:12 pm
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John Teall

Joined: Sat Aug 1st, 2020
Location: Reno, Nevada USA
Posts: 16
Been meaning to get around to this, and I've kept forgetting for far too long. 

First of course thanks for letting me in.

My history with trains and models of worlds in which they're the dominant infrastructure
began about the time I was first able to walk, before I ever said my first word,
which was unfortunately "car".

I have very few pictures going back quite that far. 

My latest is in the Gallery, along with the earliest I could find in digital form to Post.
Those include an experiment in garden railroading on the cheap,
and my own roadname in standard HO gauge; Sierra Midland.

Somewhere in between,
was a standard gauge N-scale dresser top and closet door branch of again Sierra Midland. 
Then came a portable module version I managed to take to one railfaire in the early 1990s. 

That was when my Wife was alive and the garden was going on,
standard gauge HO in the garage and N-scale in the bedroom. 

Then I moved up to Reno, after the Wife died,
and for a couple of years had a nice big room to start an On30 in. 
But that turned out to not be as long term as I had hoped, so now in a very modest bed-sit,
it's On18, or whatever gauge N-scale track scales out to in 1/4" to the foot. 

My interests are not in steam, nothing against, just not my focus, nor entirely nostalgia,
though I grew up on and around railroads, my Dad having been most of my life telegrapher,
towerman, clerk, or what the railroad called train order operator, or operator for short. 

Goodness only knows what E.E.D. calls it. 

Even worked for the railroad myself for about a year or so,
apprentice to heavy equipment in M.W. Dept. 

Even at my age I dream of more rational worlds, building them in my mind,
where transportation is dominated by rail and other technologies resembling rail,
to tread more lightly on environment while serving everyone,
regardless of social or economic status. 

So it's odd little things that move under their own power,
on some sort of rails for me.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2020 01:04 am
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Steven B

Joined: Thu Aug 13th, 2015
Location: Virginia USA
Posts: 558
Wow, Norden, how cool is that? 

My Dad was modeling Norden before he passed.

Welcome aboard.

Steven B.
Humboldt & Toiyabe Rwy
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