Hello From La Pine Oregon

HowardSue

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Hello
From La Pine Oregon we moved from San Diego “Alpine” in September of 2017
Charter members of the San Diego Garden Society
Cochairs of the San Diego LGB convention in 1996 with Ron Gibson and the best crew ever.
Alpine we built a 600’ Garden RR
Here in La Pine I’m building a indoor RR in our 300 sq’ loft
Just getting in to LGB CDD
I may build a Point to Point next spring outdoor off our deck
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idlemarvel

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Welcome on board.
 

Paul M

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Welcome to the forum, I usually say there's plenty of advice to be had on here, but I think you might be one of the advice givers
 

JimmyB

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Hi and welcome, is that Howard Sue, or Howard and Sue :)
 

Madman

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Welcome aboard. Always happy to have another member to share our hobby with.
 

Gizzy

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Welcome to the forum Howard....
 

tac foley

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Hi there, tac and family here in East Anglia, but more often than not also to be found in Portland, in the hills south of Eugene, and down in Port Orford. Pull up a beer, take a sip of your favourite chair, and join in the general mayhem.

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Steve Seidensticker

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Hi Sue and Howard,

Good to hear from you again. It has been a while. Hope you are well. Let us know if you need any help in dealing with LGB DCC.

Steve
 

HowardSue

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Hi Sue and Howard,

Good to hear from you again. It has been a while. Hope you are well. Let us know if you need any help in dealing with LGB DCC.

Steve
Steve.
I will Thank You
I think I have to down.
Quick Story
i was pushing to get the outside of our home ready for winter
Got dizzy as all get out
Called my Doctor came in for a checkup my BP was way low.
She tells me go home sit or slow down read a book or something
I did I starting reading on line and the LGB manuals on DCC for the next two days
LGB manuals written by German engineers translated to English not American English
Good thing I understand and can read some German from being stationed in Germsny in the late 60’s and my Danish background
I’m building an indoor RR in our finished 300 sq foot loft
It has track all the way around the loft with passing siding on each side of the loft
I built all the brackets in our garage last winter
I can control the Locos and the four turnouts/switches
Now to try and reprogram the Locos from “3” by LGB to the numbers I want them
Next install some encoders in two of my older Locos
I’m also going to learn how to airbrush background on the walls behind the track.
All of my DCC is older LGB stuff
Not one G guste RR in the area that I know of
The local hobby shop is in to O and Z scale that and RC Army trucks.
Nice guy retied US Army very smart when it comes to RC stuff.
I was told about one privet garden RR in Bend and there’s a large G scale lay out down at Train Mountain about. 50 miles south of us
The Train Mountain layout is SS track powered by batteries backed up by Solar with RC controls 8FCEA136-0D54-4B6B-820B-B82339E09279.jpeg
Susie where at Train Mountain a year ago spent two days cleaning up pine needles in time for the Garden RR that was held in Portland showed to folks who came over for the open house
We did not rejoin TM this year
TMI sorry
We have an open Invitation you come and stay here in Central Oregon that goes for Bob Treet as well
Take Care
Howard
 

rentren

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Hello
From La Pine Oregon we moved from San Diego “Alpine” in September of 2017
Charter members of the San Diego Garden Society
Cochairs of the San Diego LGB convention in 1996 with Ron Gibson and the best crew ever.
Alpine we built a 600’ Garden RR
Here in La Pine I’m building a indoor RR in our 300 sq’ loft
Just getting in to LGB CDD
I may build a Point to Point next spring outdoor off our deck
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Hello Howard (& Sue, ...do I interpret correctly?),
for the time being I stay away from CDD. Fear the electronics (electric circuits are challenging enough) and the costs. For enlargements outdoors I might opt for battery power and radio control (very likely neither cheap nor simple).
It's possible here to run trains indoors to the downstairs. I'll have to change a wide door to standard width and use the gap for a train door. To overcome level differences from the outside below-deck-layout to indoors window sill level I will need an outdoor spiral. Bernina railway's Brusio spiral does furnish the idea.
I'm hooked to RhB, Rhätische Bahn = Retian Railway. RB as a short was already taken by 'Rorschach-Heiden' Bahn, a cogwheel climb from Lake of Constance up to Heiden in Appenzell Canton. Father's father a steam engine engineer with RhB a.o., mother's father thesis topic dealt with parts of Engadine to South Tirol connection (Zernez-Mals), ...never built due to outbreak of WW 1.