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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 09:46 pm
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My name is Ken Kneilsey. My primary interests are in the Sandy River and Rangekey Lakes Railroad during its peak in the mid20s. I am just getting back into modeling and am on a very limited budget with a disability pension from the VA. I have slowly acquired most of the standard reference books about the rail road and am also slowly accumulating tools and building supplies. I have chosen to do my modeling in S scale using HOn3 track standards and running gear. Following the posts on another forum site, I am using Tichy archbar trucks which I am modifying to use NWSL wheelsets. Most of my efforts will of necessity be scratch building. There are not a whole lot of kits or RTR products in S.

I was a member of the Knoxville Railmodel Society during my days attending the University of Tennessee. I graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. My emphasis was in digital design. I subsequently worked for several firms as a test engineer designing custom test equipment for testing computer products. I have developed these for various well known companies including Johnson & Johnson, IBM, DEC, and so on. My modeling interest include CNC products which can be used to develop actual models. I hope to be able to acquire a CNC lathe and milling machine, a 3D printer and one of the laser cutting machines. I am currently doing research about the various 3D CAD programs available. My computer network uses Linux Mint as its primary OS. I also have one machine which has Windows 7 installed on it.

I prefer systems which have the source code available and in the past I have written and developed device drivers and adjuncts for computers. I have use every version of DOS since the days of DOS 1.0. I have been a fan of the Linux OS since the mid90s.

My modeling background was greatly influenced by a friend when I was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, in the mid 70s. He suggested I read Linwood Moody's book titled "The Maine Two Footers". I did and subsequently found H. Temple Crittenden's "Maine Scenic Route". As a result of this I am captivated by the junction point at Strong, Maine, and hope to construct a few shelf type modules with a selectively compressed rendition of this area. Since I am currently living in a one bedroom downtown loft apartment in Kansas City, MO, I don't have a large space to construct a layout.

If there are other folks out there with common interests in these fields, I would be interested in conversations about them.

As the saying goes "that's my story and I'm sticking to it"

Kent K.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 10:24 pm
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W C Greene
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Howdy Kent and welcome to Freerails! Sn2 is a great scale/gauge to model Maine 2 Footers...more mass (and more correct gauge) than HOn30, not as outrageously expensive as On2...but, if I can, let me "lure" you to the "dark side". If you combine great running (and inexpensive) Bachmann On30 Forneys and other available On30 supplies and enarge the scale to 1:35 (military scale) then that On30 becomes 35n2. Yep, you have to scratchbuild structures and rolling stock but that's inexpensive and fun anyway.
Just my thoughts...actually Sn2 is just fine by me. I have a buddy who models in that also.
Good luck and have fun.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 11th, 2014 12:44 am
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Welcome to FR. :wave:



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 Posted: Thu Nov 20th, 2014 07:34 pm
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I am Bob Roegge from Papillion NE on the south side of Omaha. I retired a couple years ago and resumed model railroading after about a twenty year break. In the past I modeled in On2 and On3 with a few side trips in HO and O standard. When I decided to begin modeling again I thought On30 would be the best choice so built a small layout as a test. Surfing the net I came across the Gnatterbox website and became interested in Gn15 (1/24 scale using HO gauge). I scratch build almost everything. I have built four small display layouts which I have shown at many local events. Most recently I have been converting to dead rail radio control. I am looking forward to participating in Freerails.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 20th, 2014 11:11 pm
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 Posted: Fri Nov 28th, 2014 07:35 pm
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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 04:10 am
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Hi My name is Ron Lundy. I have been an HO scale modeler for about 7 or 8 years now and just got into On30 last year. I am modeling the Greater Winnipeg Water District railway in HO and also the English River logging and Mining company in On30. My interests lie mostly in scratch building and kitbashing projects and I hope to be able to learn from the members here as well as share some of my experience as well. I do not have a layout as yet, so have been building rolling stock and locomotives for both future layouts. I'm hoping to meet lots of new friends here. Take care everyone. Ron

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 08:45 am
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Welcome Ron,
This is a great forum plenty of inspiration, hlep and ideas here/

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 02:34 pm
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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 02:33 pm
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Thanks to Herb for letting me rejoin Freerails. I lost track of the site as I wound up my first career in Las Vegas and transitioned to retirement in Ocean View Delaware at the end of last June.

After all of our summer visitors left I got bored and got a real estate license last fall and now work 2 or 3 days a week helping people fulfill their dream of living at the shore. So far my hourly rate sucks but it is good to get out and about.

Joined the local model railroad club -- all are Lionel and American Flyer collectors and operators. Club got burned out of their club room at the Georgetown depot about 3 years ago so they have been schlepping kind of crappy portable layouts to local shows and libraries while raising funds to obtain new space. Not sure how long I will stay in the club as they have zero interest in scale model railroading but it will do for now.

I WILL get my railroad room built in the garage this spring so I can get back to O scale narrow gauge modeling.

Tom Sullivan, Steve Fisher, Reg Barron and others live a couple of hours away so I do get to hang with real model railroaders once in awhile. Trouble is my wife volunteers us for grandparent duty in Northern Virginia and Connecticut without looking at my calendar so the opportunities get screwed up all too often!

Any way, I have a lot of catching up to do so will sign off now.

Bill Uffelman
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