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 Posted: Tue Sep 17th, 2013 06:40 pm
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  Howdy. My name is Gene Clayton. A little about myself. I am in my 50's. I work as an electronics technician. I am married to a sweet gal, we have three grown children one son and two daughters and two wonderful granddaughters. I love the outdoors, but live in Minnesota, where the winters can be harsh. I need something to do in the winter. I camp, canoe and fish. I love to deer hunt. I retired from the Army as an E-8 about 10 years ago. I have been thinking about model railroading for awhile.
  I have built many plastic models mainly armor and planes. My son and I built several 027 layouts. I also do a little woodworking/home repairs.
 I thought about a WW1 009  narrow gauge railroad, but it is so small and my eyes are not what they use to be, guess that happens to all of us as we get better, I mean older. I did quite a bit of research on the American Army's narrow gauge in France. I love the work/small layouts that a couple of the members on your forum do. I really like Woodie Greene's, Joey Ricard's small layouts and one called Roaring Run done by a guy named Henry at the Railroad Line forum. Have dug through Carl Arendt's small railroad scrapbook several times. I have many questions. I am just looking for some help. I am thinking about ON30 on a 24 x 48 or a 36 x 60 size.I want to start simple, maybe layout around one called Quarry layout by Bernard Junk found at Arendt's site. I want to do a mine or timber layout. But leaning toward mine/quarry. Time period either 1900 or late 40's/early 50's. Want to have mainly steam motive power.  Thanks in advance.
 
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 Posted: Tue Sep 17th, 2013 11:01 pm
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Howdy Gene, welcome to Freerails. You sound like someone who has found a home here, don't be shy. Since you are familar with military scale (1:35), you might look at using On30 locos and running gear to model 2 footers. Of course, I am very biased but it works out fine. Check things out and ask questions...we love giving out advice whether wanted or not!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2013 12:19 pm
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Thank you, Woodie and Herb. Glad to be part of your forum.
I do not know where to start my topic posts, I guess I will start in the On30 area then move my questions/posts over to small layouts.
Gene

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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2013 06:54 pm
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Hi Gene we are pretty good about telling people where to go....right or off topic



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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2013 03:31 pm
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Hmmmmm A Fellow Minnesotan who loves the Outdoors... ( Dont we all?? )
WHERE in Minnesota?? It is Bigger than many countries after all... :)

If your Up North, than your in Luck. There are a cpl trainheads up here...Me and Dan Raitz r both up around Grand Rapids.....If your in the Twin cities and retired, What is Your MATTER....R U NUTZ...MOVE North!!! he he :)



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I am in my 50's and still working, just retired from the military. Live in a suburb of St. Paul, my wife is from the cities. I was raised in a service family, born in AL. moved all over. MS, FL, ND, Spain, back to MS, then back to AL. Same town Selma finished high school there, joined the military. Stationed in SC, GA, NC, Germany then CA, met my wife there ( she was also in the military). Got off active duty, did 13yrs as a Reservist, will get full bennys in about 5 years. I love it here, just do not like to drive in the winter, with some of the crazies on the road, too many folks who drive too slow or too fast. Thanks for the welcome!
Gene

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