Greetings from Conecticut

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ed O, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Ed O

    Ed O Member

    I'm going to give this post a second try. I am a transplanted (or displaced) Mid-Westerner from the St. Louis/St. Charles area. I am interested in S scale (scale 1/64 modeling as opposed to American Flyer). I have discovered a shortage of Santa Fe equipment (my first love) in S and also came across a number of interesting articles in old NMRA Bulletins that I "inherited" regarding the Frisco, MoPac and Katy. Great!! This will allow me to cast a wider net for S scale cars and provide an excuse to by more railroad books. What's not to like? My first and current layout is still under construction and is 8' long by 18" wide, a simple switching "test" layout. Yes, at 68 I'm getting a late start, but better late than never. This is going to be fun. I might even be able to figure out this forum.

    Ed OBrien
  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Welcome Ed. S scale is certainly a scratch builder's scale. You've got your work cut out but it should be a fun endevour.
  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Ed, by all means Welcome Aboard. There was just an S scale convention in KC, and one of my local friends, Mike Fyten, is an S scaler, modeling the Kaw Valley Railroad. He says while he has gotten great enjoyment from his chosen scale, he wouldn't wish it on anyone. You will be challenged to come up with what you need to populate the rails. Good luck.

    You will find lots of interesting things here, including layout ideas. One of Frisco's best small layout possibilities is the Fairground Branch, commonly know as the Hill. It offers some neat things to include. Be sure to check out the forums by using the Search feature.
  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Welcome aboard Ed. We are glad to have you.

  5. Ed O

    Ed O Member

    I knew about the convention, but it is a little out of my range just now. I have seen a couple of articles on an S scale Kaw Valley MRR. not sure whose it was. But there can't be that many in S. I like S scale but I wouldn't wish it on anyone either. I am, however getting used to the limited equipment available.

    Thank you all for the welcome.

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