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Title: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: Jonathan Clapp on June 04, 2011, 10:43:47 PM
hello all, glad to make your acquaintance. I have lurked here a good many hours and harvested alot of great ideas (and the odd photo  ::) , so I hope to be able to contribute as well.
Ive been a rail buff since childhood, lest say more than 40 years now, my granddad worked as a grain merchant adjacent to a big freight yard, and Ive modelled mid 20th century New England ever since. My father gave me my first N scale trains in 1968.
Since the same time I have always had a great interest in British steam, particularly the early years, as  my sister  gave me a lovely little picture book by OS Nock with color plates called Steam Railways of Britain. Since then I have collected and a substantial library of books about British locomotives and railways.

Ive suddenly made the jump into modelling Victorian British railways. I'll share what I manage to accomplish.
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: Tank on June 04, 2011, 10:53:34 PM
Welcome to the forum.  I'm glad you've enjoyed the forum so far, and I look forward to seeing your Victorian railway in the future.  :)
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: Alex on June 05, 2011, 12:12:47 AM
Hello  :wave:

Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: port perran on June 05, 2011, 08:23:54 AM
I look forward to seeing your Victorian layouts.
I too am a book collector although my main interest is around the 1950s/1960s and mainly GWR.
My layout is set on a Cornish branch line around 1959.
If you are interested in Victorian railways, have you read the novels by Andrew Martin ?
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: longbridge on June 05, 2011, 09:06:48 AM
Hi There Jonathan and welcome to the forum, sounds like an interesting project you are about to embark on so looking forward to seeing the layout as it progresses.
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: Dock Shunter on June 05, 2011, 10:21:08 AM
Welcome to the forum Jonathan :thumbsup:
You got your first N gauge train in 1968...... :o.....i was knee high to a grasshopper back then.
Look forward to seeing your work. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: MacRat on June 05, 2011, 11:11:42 AM
Hello Jonathan
Looking forward to learn something about Victorian Railway and too see your layout develop.
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: m1racleman on June 05, 2011, 12:34:42 PM
Hello Jonathan
Looking forward to learn something about Victorian Railway and too see your layout develop.


 I think I'm gonna report you MacRat !! For being in possession of obscenely small text !! 
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: Jonathan Clapp on June 05, 2011, 11:59:18 PM
quote author=port perran link=topic=1095.msg9909#msg9909 date=1307258634]

I too am a book collector

 novels by Andrew Martin ?
[/quote]

we need to talk. Is there a book forum?


 1968...... :o.....i was knee high to a grasshopper back then.

I wasnt much taller, 8 years old


layouts - we'll see.
Ive got a corner filled with clutter at the moment, and a test track.
I want a two level shelf about 12 inches wide with ovals at the ends to make two dogbones, one on the surface and one underground.

Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: jonclox on June 06, 2011, 09:22:19 AM
Good morning :wave: A belated welcome from me.
Double height shelf layouts sound interesting. Please keep us updated  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: cudders on June 06, 2011, 06:43:21 PM
Hello  :wave:
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: poliss on June 06, 2011, 06:48:17 PM
What happens when you collect all the false teeth in the world and put them in Boston?
You get a Massachusetts.  ;D

Sorry, just couldn't resist any longer.
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: cudders on June 06, 2011, 06:54:01 PM
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: /N/ew member from Massachusetts
Post by: Jonathan Clapp on June 06, 2011, 10:45:59 PM
What happens when you collect all the false teeth in the world and put them in Boston?
You get a Massachusetts.  ;D

Sorry, just couldn't resist any longer.

I can use that.  ;)

We have one about the State of Maine - how can you be sure the tooth brush was invented in Maine ?


wait for it












if it had been invented anywhere else it would be called the "teeth brush"  :P
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