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Posted by stratmastersteve on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:26 PM



Hoping I am posting in the correct spot of the forum but just wanted to say hi since I just made an account. Hoping for some great advice and friendly conversation as I continue on my journey of collecting Lionel and MTH 0 gauge trains. I have quite a collection and it all started back when I was about 10 years old (now 30) and my Uncle gave me an 1862 Lionel General Set (which I still have to this day along with the LCCA 2004 halloween general set.)

I was out of the hobby for a number of years but have picked it back up with in the last year or so and am full force in it. I have a nice little 4X8 lay out going, with some switch tracks, some decorations, a bridge, etc.. a couple of steam locos and diesels with plenty of MTH and Lionel cars. I have slowly started to add more MTH trains to my collection as I an extremely impressed with their proto sound system and quality! I really like them! 

Thanks for having me :) 


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Posted by Jim Hornaday on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:35 AM

Howdy Steve, welcome!!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:19 PM

Welcome aboard m'lad, we have a lot of fun here and really learn from each other!

So you're thirty years old?  That's great, I'm tired of being "The Kid" at 64!

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Posted by stratmastersteve on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:20 PM

Thanks! That is great definitely still have some learning to do yet haha so I am glad I ran into this site :)


That is the beautiful thing about trains! You can be 30 or you can be 64 yet still enjoy them :) 




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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:23 PM

Welcome aboard!


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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:24 PM


Regards, Roy


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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:43 AM

Welcome, stop by the Coffee Pot

Banks, Proud member of the OTTS  TCA 12-67310

I may not have every thing I desire but the LORD has come through with what I need


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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:19 AM

Welcome Steve! 

Doug Murphy 'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...' Henry V.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:07 PM


Welcome to the madness --- or the sickness, depending on your mental!

Rich in Jersey

Unleash the fury, free the beast.  You must heed the story told by the priests.

Ring the doomsday bells, raising hell!!! - Yngwie Malmsteen

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:19 PM

Welcome Steve!!!

Joined 1-21-2011    TCA 13-68614

Kev, From The North Bluff Above Marseilles IL. Whistling


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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:57 PM

Welcome. Were here to help each other, so ask away any questions you have. 

Life's hard, even harder if your stupid  John Wayne


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