It's good to be back

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Larry Parrish, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Larry Parrish

    Larry Parrish Frisco Supporter

    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
  2. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Welcome to the forums. You defiantly find a lot of info here (trust me, I found out a lot).
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

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

    Ken Wulfert

  4. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    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,
  5. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    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?

  6. Larry Parrish

    Larry Parrish Frisco Supporter

    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.

  7. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter

  8. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    Sorry I did not tell you about the website, I just assumed you know about it. Welcome back!
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