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    Bullet It's good to be back

    I stumbled onto the Frisco Library Site while I was surfing the web. I didn't know it existed!

    I used to be a part of the old FMIG and cut back on my Frisco modeling, first to do N scale modeling with one of my young sons, then got caught up in the time crunch of work as a pastor and Kansas Army National Guard chaplain. I continued to "Remember the Frisco," and have been acquiring locomotives and rolling stock and structures all of these years.

    I "semi-retired" (is there really such a thing?) in 2008 after a three year active duty tour --in country-- with the Kansas Guard.

    I now have some of my life back, and am beginning to open boxes and see the possibility of getting a layout started again. This time I am planning something with modest dimensions, but still enacting my dream of 20 years ago to model the Beaumont, KS, facilities featuring branch line steam.

    This is a cool site, and its good to be back! --Larry Parrish

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    Default Re: It's good to be back

    Welcome to the forums. You defiantly find a lot of info here (trust me, I found out a lot).
    Ethan Lawrence
    Founder and CEO of the Iantha Branch.

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    Default Re: It's good to be back

    Larry - Welcome back! Good to hear from you again.

    Ken Wulfert


    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Parrish View Post
    I stumbled onto the Frisco Library Site while I was surfing the web. I didn't know it existed!

    I used to be a part of the old FMIG and cut back on my Frisco modeling, first to do N scale modeling with one of my young sons, then got caught up in the time crunch of work as a pastor and Kansas Army National Guard chaplain. I continued to "Remember the Frisco," and have been acquiring locomotives and rolling stock and structures all of these years.

    I "semi-retired" (is there really such a thing?) in 2008 after a three year active duty tour --in country-- with the Kansas Guard.

    I now have some of my life back, and am beginning to open boxes and see the possibility of getting a layout started again. This time I am planning something with modest dimensions, but still enacting my dream of 20 years ago to model the Beaumont, KS, facilities featuring branch line steam.

    This is a cool site, and its good to be back! --Larry Parrish

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    Engineer Re: It's good to be back

    Howdy Larry,

    I remember you well. I think I was a young captain when I first read your articles in the FMIG Lines. They are all here on FRISCO.org, so you can remember the good ole' days if you don't have them.

    Many of the FMIGers are still around. Sure glad you found us.

    Best regards,
    mike
    Retired Website Manager
    Ship it on the Frisco
    FRISCO.org

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    Default Re: It's good to be back

    Larry, welcome "home".

    Have you found that box with the Hallmark 180-series 4-4-0 yet?

    I know where mine is - down in the basement.

    I moved to Ann Arbor four years ago and still haven't derived a track plan for the new basement.

    Still have your bike?

    doug

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    Bullet Re: It's good to be back

    It feels great to be welcomed back by those of you who were part of the FMIG! And even better to be remembered!

    Yes, I kept the box with the Hallmark 180 series in a special container with my Hallmark 1306 series 2-8-0's. I even looked in the box a month ago to confirm that it was still there!

    I quit riding motorcycles in 1987 thinking my young sons needed me more than I needed my passion, but in 2002, with a change of topography that brought great riding roads and an empty nest, I bought another bike (actually, Mary financed it for me so she ride with me--what a wife!) and "re-discovered" my joy in it. I upgraded to a larger bike in 2008, keeping the previous one. I'm still riding BMW's.

    --Larry

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    Default Re: It's good to be back

    Larry:

    Please email me at FriscoFriend@cox.net as soon as you can. I also sent you a PM.
    Bob Hoover
    FriscoFriend
    Modeling a small segment of the Wichita Sub-Division, circa. 1980, in HO called the
    "River City Railroad & Amusement Co."

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    Default Re: It's good to be back

    Larry,
    Sorry I did not tell you about the website, I just assumed you know about it. Welcome back!
    Last edited by renapper; 04-21-2012 at 10:21 AM.
    Richard E. Napper
    Frisco Northern Model Railroad
    Modeling the Northern Division and Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, MO and Coal Mines in Missouri

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