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 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2016 12:00 am
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Richard H
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Hello to all,
Here's my intro.......age 78, been an HO gauge modeler since about 1980, born in Philadelpia, PA, lived in MA, CT, VA & VT, enlisted in USAF. Am now retired after spending 30 odd years in the automotive business, mostly as a service manage. I have always been interested in trains ever since my grandmother gave me my first Lionel for Christmas when I was three but never really got into model trains until joining a club around 1984. That really hooked me. I now belong to my second club in Lebanon, NH that meets every Weds. night. I prefer steam but tolerate 1st generation diesel. Up until eleven years old I was fortunate to live between the Pennsy and the B&O. That all ended when my Dad moved us from PA to MA in 1949.

Since retiring, I find the new models don't fit my budget very well but that's no problem because the thing I like most about the hobby is making an old loco run as nice as new one. Thanks to eBay I can find an old timer to kit bash or re-power and that gives me plenty to do. I've be going to the Northeast Proto Modellers Meet for five years now and that's where I became interested in BPRC and I hope to go again in 2017.
Richard in Vermont



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 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2016 03:35 am
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Hi Richard welcome aboard



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 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2016 06:08 am
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Howdy Richard, welcome to Freerails. Like you, I am on anti-social security but even if I had a bunch of cash, I would still prefer to mess with older stuff & make it work. On the subject of BPRC, there's plenty here to interest you. Check it out.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2016 09:52 pm
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Richard--

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Between the Pennsy and the B&O huh?

Might that be in SW Philthydelphia? An area that I terrorized during my first 25 years--

The good ole days!

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 Posted: Thu Dec 1st, 2016 02:13 am
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Welcome, Richard!

Lots of good folks here, and I am sure you are going to find all the BPRC info you could ever need here... I am still going through it all. :)

Enjoy your stay here!

Rick



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