Hello - James H. Nicholson
- I'm just joining this group and I want to introduce myself. My name
is James H. Nicholson and I am a Bio-Medical Research Image
specialist at a major teaching hospital. I live in historic and
beautiful Charleston SC near the beach.
I'm not completely new to Z-scale as I had a "work-in-progress"
layout about 10 years ago. Before that I had a large (30') HO layout.
My hobby took a decade long hiatus since our home didn't really lend
itself to layout construction. I recently moved and once again have
the space to work in.
To start, I have a mint-condition Orient Express set with the three
extra cars and a basic "starter" freight set with some extra beer
cars (model what you know). I kind of lost my interest
in "authenticity" when I realized that the rather modest Charleston
passenger depot platform would be over seven feet long in HO scale.
Now I'm more interested in creating a fun and fantastic world out of
my own imagination. I plan to create some impossibly steep mountains
and populate them with David Winter buildings (another passion). For
those that haven't seen them, David Winter crafts whimsical old-world
cottages and castles in no particular scale although quite a few look
perfectly at home with Z-scale.
Since digital imaging is what-I-do I will be happy to share pictures
as my little kingdom develops. Right now I am busy catching up on all
the new techniques and goodies that greet someone who didn't pick up
a copy of Model Railroading for a decade. I'm sure I will have many
James H. Nicholson
- Hi James,
Welcome aboard, from another fan of vertical terrain! Since you Z locos
have been "resting" for a few years, just make sure they have a good
cleaning and oiling before you apply power to them. I look forward to
seeing your work in photos.