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Forum User Yearbook 2021

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Forum User Yearbook 2021
Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:22 AM

It has been four years since I joined this group. In that time, these are the forum users I have come to know.

I know this is not an exhaustive list, and compiling it has been quite the effort.

If I missed anyone that should be included, please respond, and I will add you in. Lurkers... I especially would like to know about people that follow our discussions, but rarely post... please raise your hand.

I hope people enjoy seeing us all in one place. I think this is an interesting yearbook page.

Click the image for a better view.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:27 AM

SeeYou190
I know this is not an exhaustive list, and compiling it has been quite the effort.

And a worthwhile effort it is, Kevin! Pretty neat!

Thanks, Ed

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Posted by PC101 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:35 AM

That is an Awesome Yearbook you have there.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:09 AM

I'm down there on the end, next to Mr Anonymous !  Laugh

You sure must have spent a lot of time on this.

Mike.

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Posted by Carolina Northern on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:53 AM

Quite a list and a lot of work. I think you missed me, but then I don't post a lot.

 

Don

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:11 AM

Carolina Northern
Quite a list and a lot of work. I think you missed me, but then I don't post a lot.

Your avatar has been added to the master.

Thank you for replying, you will be in the next edition of the yearbook.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:24 AM

Nice!

I appreciate your efforts KevinYes

It took me a while to find me.  I was very close to the end.  That's okay as my mom used to say "Save The Best For Last" Whistling

 

Just kiddingLaugh

 

 

TF

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:27 AM

Track fiddler
It took me a while to find me.  I was very close to the end.

All the weebles to the bottom!

If you want to move up, you need an avatar.

I think you had one at one time.

If you do not want to add it to the forum, you can post it and I will edit your entry.

EDIT: This looks cool! Cool

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:34 AM

Thanks KevinSmile

That would be cool because I don't know how to do that kind of stuff.

I may just go to the drawing board in between my bridge confusion when I get flustered and need a breakLaugh

My daughter is quite talented with her fantasy drawings she does on her computer program.  They are quite impressive.  Maybe she might want to help me out.

 

Thanks for the sample.  That is a really cool album coverYes

 

 

TF

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Posted by Water Level Route on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:36 AM

Neat idea Kevin!

I like your suggestion for Track Fiddler too.  Great locomotive, great band.  Win win.

Mike

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:44 AM

SeeYou190
All the weebles to the bottom!

I guess they do fall down.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:48 AM

Mike voted it inYes

Maybe you could set that one for my Avatar icon now and we can change it when my daughter comes up with a more personalized one.

 

ThanksSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

TF

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:50 AM

Track fiddler
Maybe you could set that one for my icon now and we can change it when my daughter comes up with a more personalized one

I won't post a new version of the yearbook until January, 2022, so your daughter has plenty of time.

Aren't daughters that can help their dads with tech stuff simply the best!

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:52 AM

SeeYou190
If you want to move up, you need an avatar. I think you had one at one time.

I recently tested the 'avatar-uploading' function, and it worked quite nicely on a very obsolescent browser and computer, apparently including the 'rescaling' and resizing functions.  If anyone needs help with de-weebling (or getting a real character instead of one of those default cartoons) we can help.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:54 AM

SeeYou190

 

Aren't daughters that can help their dads with tech stuff simply the best!

 

Yep!!!

I just adore those two  They are the bestYes

 

Thanks again KevinSmile

 

And Thank you Overmod.  I will definitely keep your kind offer in mindYes

 

 

TF

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Posted by Engi1487 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:49 AM

I didnt see my avater in the yearbook, and I would love to be included in it, as its nearly been a year since March 2020 when I first joined the forums.

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Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:52 AM

When the Forums were new and the whole idea of being able to chat with and learn from fellow modelers seemed so exciting, there was something of a craze for organizing Forum member get-togethers.  I attended them at Trainfest in Milwaukee (where folks from Kalmbach would join us for a group photo, a tradition that continued until just a couple of years ago), the Mad City show in Madison WI, and Galesburg Railroad Days in Galesburg IL.  I believe similar get togethers were held at other large train shows around the country. 

Eventually Kalmbach's moderator in charge of the Forums, Erik "Bergie" Bergstrom, arranged for the creation of "Forum Member" T shirts  with the idea that we'd wear them when railfanning or at train shows or railroad events and you were supposed to introduce yourself to your fellow Forum member.  It worked that way for a while and I did indeed meet a number of Forum members from all over while wearing that T shirt, which I still have.

I even went railfanning with Bergie a few times and that is how my back view and that of two railfan buddies ended up on the cover of a Trains magazine pamphlet that was a promotional offer for new subscribers for years and years: the three of us are standing in a photo line while an Amtrak train approaches at Duplianville WI.  It was a "proud" moment when Kathi Kube of the Trains staff asked for my autograph on her copy of that pamphlet, and specifically asked that I autograph it across my rear end. If the picture were retakn now there'd be even more space for the autograph that's for sure.  Jelly donuts being what they are and all.

Those were the days.

Dave Nelson 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:53 AM

Help!  I've got a bee on one side, a lion on the other, and a bear behind!

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:58 AM

Engi1487
I didnt see my avater in the yearbook,

You are there!

Go down to Tinplate Toddler on the left hand side, then go to the right almost all the way.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:02 AM

MisterBeasley

Help!  I've got a bee on one side, a lion on the other, and a bear behind!

 

 

That makes you safe.  Laugh

 

David

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:15 AM

MisterBeasley

Help!  I've got a bee on one side, a lion on the other, and a bear behind!

 

Please put on some pants and cover up your Bear behind, this is a family forum.

Kevin, you need a hobby, have you ever thought of taking up model railroading.Smile, Wink & Grin

All kidding aside the yearbook is really cool, it must have taken a lot of work, thanks for doing it.

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

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Posted by Ringo58 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:19 AM

Thanks for adding me. My year I've spent here has been very fun and informative. Looking forward to the future of this forum

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:34 AM

SeeYou190
Aren't daughters that can help their dads with tech stuff simply the best!

You betcha!!

For one, I've already done payback, and will do so for the other when the better weather returns.

Wayne

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Posted by maxman on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:37 PM

Anonymous claims they never heard of you. 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:53 PM

maxman
Anonymous claims they never heard of you.

And they posted more than anybody else here!

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:31 PM

Great idea and a lot of work, Kevin!  Thanks!

 

SeeYou190
Aren't daughters that can help their dads with tech stuff simply the best!

Agree completely!

York1 John       

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:52 PM

MisterBeasley
a bear behind!

Heck, I should put my kilt on!!!

Smile

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:05 PM

Nice work Wayne!  

What gets me,  Anonymous has over 300,000 post!  Laugh

Kevin, you better up the game my freind, no more sleeping, or doing anything else.  If you want to catch him, there won't be anytime for anything else but posting, posting, and posting some more.

Get those thread topics going!  Laugh

Mike.

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Posted by The Milwaukee Road Warrior on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:32 PM

Wow Kevin, what a neat idea.  Great job!  Love the Van Halen album cover too.  Great album.  RIP EVH.

Andy

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Posted by CapnCrunch on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:05 PM

Well done Kevin,

It would be great if the well-known weebles like Track Fiddler could come up with avatars.  Even as is, it would make an outstanding poster for a lot of train rooms! Thumbs Up

Tim 

          Late to the model railroad party but playing catch-up.....


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