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Yea😄😄Herb accepted me! Just started dabbling in Model Trains again after a long long time away. Just retired from a Steel Plant and it's cold in the Great White North. So dug out some boxes that were packed away for decades and started rummaging. I have more than I thought. Narrow Gauge is my main interest On30 and HOn30 mostly, but I've gotten interested in Gn15 too. Room is still at a premium no matter how big the house. Influences are too many too name but I think the late Carl Arendt and his website on micro layouts is what piqued my interest again, so we'll see where I end up this time.:glad:

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Blast! First post and I forgot too sign my name


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Sault Ste Marie?  I love the SOO Line!

Carl's site, while fantastic (and I'm glad it was saved) hasn't been updated in a while.  Fortunately, the narrow gauge forums on Freerails are always bustling, so WELCOME!!!

(PS, you can always put your name in the signature where people typically put posts, that way you'll never forget to sign your name)

--James:thumb:

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G'day Phil,
Welcome aboard from another ex-steelworker - 22 years in coke ovens, blast furnaces, rolling mills, tinplate, steelmaking, production planning and computer systems.

Which areas of the steel plant were you involved with?

As far as Gn15 and heavy industry, have you seen Pender Street Mills http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_pender_street_mills.html

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oztrainz wrote:
G'day Phil,
Welcome aboard from another ex-steelworker - 22 years in coke ovens, blast furnaces, rolling mills, tinplate, steelmaking, production planning and computer systems.

Which areas of the steel plant were you involved with?

As far as Gn15 and heavy industry, have you seen Pender Street Mills http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_pender_street_mills.html

Trying to remember all the departments I was shuffled too! Blast face,sinter plant,masonry, rolling mill labour . Then finally slab handling and reheat furnaces. Cut the movement it'd be 20 years a crane operator and 20 years as heater and senior heater for maintenance and repairs on reheat fces. Cranes were most fun and furnaces most challenging but don't think I'd change a thing:old dude: I don't think I'm familiar with that layout, I'll have to take a look..

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Hey Phil--



Never looked at the Pender link before, but if the last place that I worked had a secretary that looked like that one in Pender, I might not have retired early.

We try to have fun here, so join in! Also don't worry about double posts. We can take care of that. We have POWER!


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Hey there, stranger here; and soon you'll see that here gets stranger yet!
Gn15 is a rare and quirky scale/gauge combination where lots of fun can be had.

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As of 1975 I think they allowed women to work in steelworks, needless to say the men were not impressed. The language was shall we say salty but they got used to it. Our biggest problem was when they were still working and pregnant. Boy o boy that was a problem, men being men most went out of there way to make it as easy as possible for them at our expense. The older guys were more like " they wanna work here do the job"

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Kitbash0n30 wrote:
Hey there, stranger here; and soon you'll see that here gets stranger yet!
Gn15 is a rare and quirky scale/gauge combination where lots of fun can be had.

I blame Carl A. for my interest in Gn15 and Ian Holmes. Didn't even know it existed. I just figured G scale was outdoor and that was that.

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Howdy Phil, welcome to Freerails. We do indeed have much to offer for the narrow gauger, tech types, layout builders, and just plain folks...like me. Check it out and don't be a stranger here. I'm strange enough for these guys.

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Welcome Phil,no strangers here,just friendly modellers:2t:.Ask any questions,you get intelligent answers(well most times)........cheers Peter.

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If you have an odd gauge in mind and an odder sense of humor, you'll love it here, I'd bet.
Of the numerous model train forums I've been on, this is my favorite. Not a lot of trolls hanging around here that I've noticed.
And a LOT of excellent modeling work being shown, too.

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Hi Phil :wave:

Watch out for the :moose: on the loose !!
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WELCOME :bg: !

:moose:

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Ian Holmes is a name I know too!  Got the chance to see his St. Cloud switching layout (built in a week, if I remember).  Everyone was watching the train do it's work on the little layout, probably because it was different from all the roundy-roundy show layouts people were used to.  Wonder what he's up to these days, lost track of his blogs.

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jtrain wrote:
Ian Holmes is a name I know too!  Got the chance to see his St. Cloud switching layout (built in a week, if I remember).  Everyone was watching the train do it's work on the little layout, probably because it was different from all the roundy-roundy show layouts people were used to.  Wonder what he's up to these days, lost track of his blogs.

--James

Ians website is still up last time I looked. I see his name on The Gnatterbox for Gn15 modellers and RMweb, both 🇬🇧 based I believe. Think I've seen his byline here too but I read so many forums it's hard to keep track!


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