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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #3 by jbaakko
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I'm Josh. Model Railroad Tips has been my dream website for 20 years. 13 years ago it became real, 4/30/2006 I registered the domain. Model Railroad Tips is forever free (unlike other online sites with articles), and no matter what it costs me, you can always reach it free of charge.

For the last year we've been offline due to software issues. Some of our greatest authors went elsewhere. I'm looking for anyone who'll care to share their passion for the hobby. Sharing your passion and methods creates a greater shared knowledge database for people new to the hobby, or long term modelers who are looking to learn new techniques. Even if you've mastered the hobby, I'm sure you'll learn something new here. And if you're not, then YOU need to submit!

I've been an HO scale modeler since 1997. I got my first HO scale train in 1992, but graduated from toy train to layout in 1997, and between 1997 and 2001, bought what I thought was cool, from local, but long closed, hobby shops in Lake Linden MI, Marquette MI, and Iron Mountain MI. I recently (June of 2018) revisited the area, no signs of those shops.

In 2001 I found Yahoo auctions, and eBay. I bought an athearn BNSF SD40-2 and BNSF Dash 9, both of which I still have.

In 2004 I contacted the late, great, Jim Drennan to build me a BNSF SD9-3 & GP9u. I've since sold this unit's, and Jim passed away after.

Since that time I've learned much from hobby publications, and online. I've shared my passion with what I've learned since then, on this very website. Now that it's back online, the past articles will be back eventually.

Much new coming from me, and several of my freinds, Tom, Rob, and Patrick are all members (or will be here soon). Hopefully Adam (long time author) can be coaxed back. Someday Joseph may be convinced to share with us his graffiti techniques. I've contacted noted Lego modeler, @brickmodelrailroader on Instagram, to share his passion for prototype model railroading, but with Lego bricks. His website is awesome if you're interested!

Josh
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