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Title: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: CNW400 on May 30, 2011, 06:45:28 AM
Greetings all,

As you can see, I am an American, who models the Chicago & Northwestern Railway during its brief employee owned period.  The reason I chose this railway/era was because I grew up in Palatine, IL., with the C&NW's three track mainline practically running through my backyard.  ;D  So, I'm trying to recapture some fond memories of my lost youth.  ;)

I've always liked N-Gauge, my older brother; Kevin got me hooked on it at the tender age of six- thanks to his Aurora Postage Stamp trains.  I have come to learn that N-Scalers are TRUE model railroaders because they have to create so much of their layouts from scratch- compared to what is readily available to those who model HO.  (At least this is the case here in the US).  I am registered as C&NW at N-Scale.net- which is the American equivalent to this forum.  I joined here too because I thought it might be an enlightening experience to see the N-Gauge perspective from our neighbors from "across the pond."

I have been an avid model railroader all my life; either as an active participant or as an "armchair enthusiast."  Right now, I am working on a free-standing 3x6' layout.  (As soon as I learn how to use my brand new Canon digital camera; I'll post some pics of it). ;)

All the best,

Sean Colfer
 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: NTrain on May 30, 2011, 08:47:59 AM
Welcome.

I find I model what I like, as opposed to something specific. While mainly UK outline, I also haave Japanese, American, Canadian and European models.

I also fancy having a go a making an Australian train and one that is used in Denmark/Sweden.
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: Tank on May 30, 2011, 09:26:33 AM
Welcome aboard. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: lesmond on May 30, 2011, 09:40:35 AM
Hi Sean, hello & welcome to the friendliest forum on the internet  :wave:

Looking forward to seeing some pictures...

Les
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: CNW400 on May 30, 2011, 03:05:07 PM
Thank you all for the warm welcome.  :wave:

N-Train: Yes, I've read somewhere, (maybe it was here), that Australian trains have been sorely neglected by manufacturers and modelers in general; despite model railroading's popularity there.  Good luck with you endeavors.

All the best,

Sean C.
CNW400
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: longbridge on May 30, 2011, 09:38:11 PM
Welcome Sean nice to have another American N Gauger on the forum as its always nice to see and hear about railways from all over the world.

With regard to Aussie modellers, there is a very large range of quality locos and other stock in HO Australian outline on the market, being a small market it is quite expensive but has a huge following, N Scale has been a little slower in taking off with most N gaugers modelling American outline but there are now several manufacturers making inroads to the Aussie outline market.
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: Lawrence on May 30, 2011, 10:25:47 PM
Welcome aboard Sean, be interested to see what you are doing with your layout.  You have a couple of B&O modellers on here to keep you company   ;)
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: Alex on May 30, 2011, 11:03:41 PM
Hello  :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: jonclox on May 31, 2011, 09:22:30 AM
 :wave:
 Hiyas from me  and welcome
Title: Re: Hello from Southeast Ohio, USA
Post by: grumbeast on May 31, 2011, 03:12:12 PM
Hi! and welcome from the far north east of the continent!

Graham
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