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    Posted: 11 Jan 2012 at 10:20pm
Hi,
I am looking for std or narrow gaugers that model European  equipment in the Seattle/Portland area.
Chuck Walters
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Hi, I am doing a N scale German Layout and I live in Longview, Vancouver Wa. Area . Been at it from 1974 on.
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Hello,
I model HO scale , std, 2', and 3' gauge in the Kirkland, WA area. I get down to PDX, once in a while.
Chuck Walterrs
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HI, Although I model in HO, there are not many of us modeling European stuff in this area. I just finished settling my Mom's estate in Portland so won't get down there very often now. Will you be at the National Narrow gauge meet in Bellevue in September?
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I'm surprised to find so few European modellers in this area. 
I'm on the Canadian Gulf Islands (I can almost see Seattle), but only N. American and British trains run nearby.
I'm a newbie, starting a S. German branch line in 1920. Evidently solo.
Thanks to Reynauld's I now have easy access.
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Hello,
I am also in Longview! I am getting quite a collection of German and Swiss HO trains. I also have a fairly large layout.
 
Perhaps we could get together and share our fascination with these trains.
 
I would like to hear from you,
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Hi,
 
I am new to the forum.  My name is Mitch and I live in Kent, WA.  I always get excited about my trains this time of year and went to the Boeing Swap meet in Kent, and spent 2 full days at the Great Train Expo this past w/e.
 
Although I mostly have Marklin trains, some of my models are for 2 rail.  I do not have a layout at this time, but I am thinking about putting together a small layout with M track that I could take to a show.  I also have C track and plan to use that for a digital layout I will have set up someday.
 
I think it would be great to have fellow modelers that could help each other and I look forward to meeting up with some of you!  You can view some... and that is not all... of my collection under "new members"
 
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Hi Guys,

I recently joined a modular club in my area.  Of course they Model the Pacific NW trains, but there main focus is to RUN TRAINS and for everyone to help and have fun.

Here is a picture of the 'old' train station in my town of Kent, WA.  I thought that would be the start of the 'theme' for my module.


Here is a picture of 3 modules that is getting ready to set up.


On the second day of the show, I bought some used Marklin cars, with NEM coupler pockets, I replaced one coupler with a Kaddee knuckle coupler.  The wheel sets were insulated, so minutes later I was pulling my 2 new DB cream / blue cars around the track (with the clubs AMTRACK engine)


I had fun with the group, but my excitement level was much increased as I pulled my 2 Marklin DB cars around there track.  

NOW... I plan to make a modual of the town of Leavenworth (for those who do not know, It is a small town in the Pacific NW that has become a tourist attraction as the town took on a "bavarian" look.

I will need to buy some Fleishmann DCC engines and for now I am planning my modual.  I plan to have a small station and "Bavarian" town of Leavenworth.  I also bought some DCC coders at the show and plan to convert the 2 rail (roco, piko, liliput) engines I have to operate in DCC.

I suggest if you can not find a European Club, you might find a local club that you can still enjoy!

Mitch
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I model both German and US prototypes in HO and N scales and I have built a small N scale layout depicting a Bavarian branch line in era III(all steam). Also ,I enjoy collecting Fleischmann trains in both HO and N,as about 80% of my roster consists of their products.My favorite Fleischmann loco is the BR 70 2-4-0T and I own 4 versions of this loco in both HO and N.I live in Portland ,OR.
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I found the model you are talking about on ebay.  It looks very nice.  I do not see it in the current line up.  Most of my engines are Marklin, and the ones that are other mfg's are still for 3 rail. 

So I need to start to acquire 2 rail DCC engines.  I am looking at Roco, Flieshmann or Trix. 


I am concerned about how the small tank locos ie 0-6-0 or 0-4-0, run over switches.  My Marklin engines run fine but without the pickup shoe there is not much contact area...


What is your experience in that?


I plan to have my modules of "Leavenworth" built for the next show season. I hope to have one or two engines by that time also.  I have enough rolling stock with DC wheel sets.


I am working aboard ship now and building my "town" with Faller kits... Mitch


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