Hello from Clearwater, FL, USA

Brian Boyer

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Been model railroading most of my life, have dabbled with HO, G, N and OO, a few breaks here and there for military service etc, etc, etc... Just purchased my 2nd set of LGB trains as a starter for a garden layout. Looking forward to all the advice and knowledge that this group has to offer. I'm also a mid-level 3D printer person. Seems like the 2 hobbies along with my electronics back ground will be a good mix of interests. Anyway, let the adventure begin!
 
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Welcome on board Brian. You're right, 3-D printing and electronics expertise will make model railways even more enjoyable! You've made the right start with purchasing starter set(s).
 

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Welcome to the Forum, Brian!
Lots of advice, if you need it, and some very dodgy jokes!

Enjoy!

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Welcome to the forum Brian. With your background there will be plenty of advice you can give
 

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Welcome Brian, lots of help in here already. Have a good trawl through the various build options and links (in blue) and vids below peoples posts.
 

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Welcome Brian, it would seem you could help us, so what is nice to see is lots of photos, dodgy jokes have already been mentioned, but you need to be aware of the humour in general :)
 

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Welcome aboard Brian.
 

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Hey welcome to the rr. Club. How is dolphin tail doing? I saw him in around 2014.
 

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Welcome from Mass.
How did you make out with that last storm that ran/plowed thru there ?
Light wind and rain. No damage worth mentioning.
 

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Welcome Brian, it would seem you could help us, so what is nice to see is lots of photos, dodgy jokes have already been mentioned, but you need to be aware of the humour in general :)
LOL no worries, I was on a submarine for 6 years, humor I can handle.. :rofl:
 

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Hey welcome to the rr. Club. How is dolphin tail doing? I saw him in around 2014.
Unfortunately he passed away last November... :( Winter the dolphin that is.
 

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Did some doodling today at work. Think this will be phase one of garden layout. Using R3 curves DC only at this time. All trains will have to be taken in at night until I feel secure leaving $1000's laying out in my front yard.

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How old are you?
Very ambitious .
You do have to start some were ..
52 years young, and ambitious? I was thinking it was too simple... lol
 
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Brian Boyer

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Hmmm have you thought of building a raised track ..no weeding etc. and as you collect them years your body might thanks you ...
It is a possibility, I drew a boarder around the layout, if you look real close. So I might raise it a bit, but the cost of getting rock/dirt hauled in is crazy where I'm at. And I'm trying to keep the city from taking too much notice of what I'm doing. :)
 

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So no back yard? I have an 8 foot studs cemented into the ground tunnel/garage on the main line. No need to bring it in at night. But my neighbourhood is so nice and safe I probably never even needed to build it. But if you are trying to hide it from the city they will see the garage .....unless you put it in the bushes or concrete. I made a utube video too under train smoke.
 

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TTaannggss

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If you use concrete at ballast you will not need weeding and have a true garden railway. Not a model railway outside. Just cut back plant growth hanging over the railway now and then. No biggie.
 

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So no back yard? I have an 8 foot studs cemented into the ground tunnel/garage on the main line. No need to bring it in at night. But my neighbourhood is so nice and safe I probably never even needed to build it. But if you are trying to hide it from the city they will see the garage .....unless you put it in the bushes or concrete. I made a utube video too under train smoke.
Oh I could use something like this on the side of the house...