I'm 16 and I'm and HO scaler and an O-gauger. I am having a difficult time trying to decided between an O or HO layout. I am thinking O, because I can just buy some HO engines and run them on the club's layout or on some EZ-track on the floor.
I am also having a tough time deciding weather to go with TMCC or DCS for O.
Oh, I am a Southern RR fan btw. I have my own fictional shortline based in the Smoky Mountains called the Smoky Mountain & Southern Railroad.
I have decided on TMCC because I have heard it is easy to use, and thats good for me, because I think I am , pardon the expression, technologicaly retarded.
And, with the purchase of a TPC 300 or 400 you can run non-TMCC and also MTH protosound locos in conventional mode. I have 2 Postwar engines and I plan to add more, so TMCC with a TPC 300 seems to be the best way to go for me.
I have considered it, but from a different source, i.e. Train America Studios. I ordered a Lionel Lines 0-6-0 Docksider, and I plan to send it to them to have TMCC put in it and, if they can squeeze it in, Railsounds, but it shoudn't be that hard.
I have decided to put TMCC and railsounds in all my locos but MTH and Postwar engines. Even though I'm not one of those people who think that messing with the electronics of a postwar engine is a mortal sin, I'd still like to leave them alone.
Lionel collector, stuck in an N scaler's modelling space.
The Southern is one of the tops. I just pre-ordered an MTH Railking Ps4. Looking forward too it.
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everything went AWESOME today at the club meet. 11 people were there!
That is great. I just sealed an envelope with a member application and a $17 check for the South Carolina Railroad Museum and I am going to send it off tommorow.
For a time, a friend of mine and myself were unoffical members of the Grand Strand Model Railroad Club, which means we attended the Saturday and Monday operating nights. Well, after 4 weeks of doing so the president pulled us aside.
He said, "Look, some members have been asking who y'all are and are getting pretty annoyed with y'all. So, you're going to have to stop coming every running session and running trains." He then topped it off saying we couldn't join until we were 21, and since I am 16, I have to have parental supervision when I am there, and my friend (he is 18), well, he can come without his parents, but he can't do anything. He also said he had has trouble with a parent who had once dropped off his son for a monday night session and wasn't back until 10 PM, and the session ended at 8 PM. We tried to explain that I had a drivers license that allowed me to drive until 12 midnight, but he didn't listen,
We were pretty peaved. And to top it all of, I had just got my IHC mikado back from having a Soundtraxx decoder installed in it, and before I sent it off, it only ran around a loop or EZ track once, so really that night was it's first run.
But, we were polite and he allowed us to stay for the rest of the session. Needless to say we won't be going back, even when we are of joining age.
Guess I missed out on the introductions.
I'm 18 and model the BN in the mid-70s.
I would like to try to join the local MR club, but the only times they are open I'm usually at work or college. So I'm still thinking about making a club at the college I go too.
Wants: 1. high-quality, sound equipped, SD40-2s, C636s, C30-7s, and F-units in BN. As for ones that don't cost an arm and a leg, that's out of the question....
2. An end to the limited-production and other crap that makes models harder to get and more expensive.