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    N Scale Passenger Trains especially Japanese Prototypes. Outdoor hobby is cycling and hiking.

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  1. Attended the Euro West Train Show hosted by European Train Enthusiasts of the Bay Area. A couple of different chapters had their modules set up and also had seller tables for their members. Not quite a swap meet but almost, lots of great stuff and really good prices. I had the intention of just going to check out the exhibits but couldn't help myself as they had some good deals. Got 2 Marklin Steam locos, a Roco Austrian electric loco and a Powerline Australian Diesel loco. Look at the size of the drivers on the 17 007 and I'm a sucker for spoked wheels. It was a good day!
  2. serotta1972

    JNS Forum World Tour 2018 - Discussion

    Who and where is the next destination? I will send to the next person next week.
  3. serotta1972

    JNS Forum World Tour 2018 - Travels

    I did my best to create an era appropriate set up for the World Tour Car. My Green Valley in the mid showa era according to Kiha66.
  4. serotta1972

    JNS Forum World Tour 2018 - Travels

    The JNS World Tour Car is currently in San Francisco, I hope to have it run at the Crocket Club and also on one of my super spectacular temporary setups in the coming week. πŸ™‚ It's now posing with my SF Giants Manny Pacquiao bobblehead who just happened to be boxing today or tonight, what a coincidence.
  5. serotta1972

    What did you do on your layout today?

    Love the old church with the new buildings. We have a similar scene in San Francisco with St. Patrick's Church in the shadows of tall new buildings. https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/photography-101-edge-saint-patricks-church-san-francisco/
  6. serotta1972

    Indoctrinating children

    Getting the roof done hopefully this year and will have to look at making the attic a usable living area for the kids so I can take back one of the rooms. It wouldn’t work for me going up there - safety issue but Im sure my son would love to climb up there. Hehe. πŸ˜€
  7. serotta1972

    Indoctrinating children

    It’s a dual guage track like they have in parts of Japan where they go from 3’6” to 4’8” track. Just kidding, Bill already answered it. And the VW Van is my daughters and she calls it her fire truck.
  8. serotta1972

    What's in Your Roster?

    Well said Brad, I was going to say something similar. I was going to add, a trusted friend that is also knowledgeable about trains would be a plus. I think that's where being a part of a Model Railroad club or group would be beneficial, a real club not just online. Not to say, you can't build strong relationships online. Brad and Paul have been so kind assisting families in these particular situations.
  9. serotta1972

    Indoctrinating children

    Either my daughter has shrunk or the trains got a lot bigger. I always wanted to try O Scale, oh man it is something else going from N Scale and even HO. πŸ™‚
  10. serotta1972

    Hello from Singapore

    Oh no, JR500 has lost his status as the only N Scale Model Railroader in Singapore. But at least now you can form a group, JRM Singapore. πŸ™‚ Welcome, Joel! Another source for N Scale Japanese Trains in Singapore is actually JR500. πŸ™‚
  11. serotta1972

    For Sale: Tomix HO-601Railbus

    After 4th of July Sale - $60 plus shipping! πŸ™‚
  12. serotta1972

    My Temporary Setups - Mostly Trains!

    Feeling Patriotic today so I took out some trains for the occasion.
  13. serotta1972

    What did you do on your layout today?

    That's what my van looked like this morning, ashes is getting blown out to the bay area from fires up north.
  14. serotta1972

    What did you do on your layout today?

    Wow, you're freight yard is coming along nicely and I love the International flavor.
  15. serotta1972

    Playing with 1:1 Scale

    Yeah, they have a nice collection of diesel locomotives and of historical significance too. This was my first time going there and they run trains every other Sunday and some other days during the summer. I'm going to see if they actually have a schedule of what diesel engines they will be running on a particular weekend so I can go ride particular one. I would love to see the SP9010 and also one of the last 4 Western Pacific F7's. At the end of train ride in Sunol, they actually let you take a tour of the cabs.