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« Reply #90 on: January 27, 2019, 07:32:46 PM »
Hello,
Thank you for the add to this forum. My name is Kevin W. and am living west of Phoenix, AZ. I am a former Army 13C TACFIRE operations specialist  as part of the 1st ID in Germany back in the '80s. Did my 4, then became a Firefighter Paramedic up until 2008 then worked at a prison.
The last model railroad i had was 30 years ago. Now I am looking to get back in. This will be a new build from scratch. I have nothing from the old layout. My layout will be based upon the Black River Junction in HO. Im thinking more modern but I am going to have fun and do what I want. I knew for a while about DCC but saw KPAC's video on RailPro and fell in love. So once funding is available I plan to start ...
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« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2019, 07:19:29 PM »
 Welcome, fellow Soldier. My last unit was the 212th FA Brigade at Fort Sill in the early nineties, just before my retirement from the Army.
 If you have any questions, this is the place to get truthful answers.
 Our website administrator, Bill Brillinger, is very able as well as knowledgeable and also carries Railpro in his hobbyshop. Check out his website at www.pdc.ca or select his Precision Design Co link on this site.
 
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« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2019, 08:01:24 PM »
Welcome Kevin!

Former 67U Det 1 G Co 149 AVN RGT.

And I second Billís shop. I have product enroute now.
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« Reply #93 on: January 29, 2019, 11:48:49 AM »
Its also interesting that there are several fellow Artillerymen here, as well as pilots. I hold a FAA mechanic cert as well, played communications tech ar the fire dept too. I look forward to interacting on this forum.
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« Reply #94 on: March 19, 2019, 04:09:58 PM »
Hi I'm David. Systems Engineer in Ohio. Recently move here from Florida. I know, moved the wrong direction at my age. Ran out of medication, so here I am. I got a Marklin HO train in my kid years for Christmas one year.  Also helps my Father and 2 Uncles worked for the Seaboard Airline Railroad in Wildwood Florida now part of CSX.. My wife said since our house has a basement finished with several rooms, I could turn one into a Train Room.  What a GAL!!! Getting ideas about the layout and control of such. Would like to do a layout incorporating the switch yard and shops at Wildwood. The shops are gone, but not the memories. Well maybe some. Here for info on the Rail Pro System.

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« Reply #95 on: March 19, 2019, 04:19:11 PM »
Welcome David!  Hope you find the information you are looking for.

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« Reply #96 on: March 19, 2019, 04:35:05 PM »
Welcome, David. I also live in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Columbus on I-71. I am also from the SunnySouth but came here to be close to family. You can glean much information from this site, so donít be shy about asking questions. I am still in the learning process myself.
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« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2019, 04:59:50 PM »
The shops are gone, but not the memories. Well maybe some.

Welcome to the group. I too am building my layout as a preservation of memories of a railroad as it was and my experiences there at a much younger age.
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When I was a kid... no wait, I still do that. HO, 28x32, double deck, 1969, RailPro

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« Reply #98 on: March 21, 2019, 04:49:52 PM »
I live just east of Columbus ATSFGuy. The train scene sure has changed in the time I last had a small layout of a figure 8 thru an oval with a Spirit of 76 train from Kelloggs Cereal to what I see now. I do have a question though. I have read that Tim Ring is not over happy with this site. My question is this, is he the only employee of Ring Pro? You call up and he answers the phone. The product looks light years of anything else I have seen surfing other websites.

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« Reply #99 on: March 21, 2019, 05:45:26 PM »
My question is this, is he the only employee of Ring Pro? You call up and he answers the phone.

22 employees per Zoominfo https://www.zoominfo.com/c/ring-engineering-inc/347184353
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« Reply #100 on: March 22, 2019, 01:22:36 PM »
Howdy Doodie fellows.   Nifty that there are a few others that had served in the military especially with artillery groups as I did in 1971-2. Although I was in weather research for the most part, I was assigned to 7/15th Arty in the Nam and not by choice but by my rank. Some might have heard of the Metro section? We provided weather for many military units.

Now back to having phun #####. The old fardt in Yuma 

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« Reply #101 on: March 26, 2019, 07:39:32 PM »
Les

Beginner Model Rail Road hobbyist.
Modelling HO scale, modern era, no particular line.
Interested in Dead Rail Rail Pro so I don't have to do all the wiring and learning of DCC.
My view of Model Trains is focused mainly on the automation and robotic aspects of the hobby.
I'm a retired Software Support Tech. with a beginners knowledge of electronics.

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