Re:newbie oldie (long)
- Hi Pattie,
First let me say that you don't know the meaning of long ;-)
I really enjoyed your intro. BTW you have been officially immortalized in the 'WhoAreWe' folder of the 'Files' link. You seem to have answered a question I asked hypothetically recently about why Z scalers are such nice people. The answer that seems to be immerging is that they have so many other passtimes, hobbies, life experiences, jobs, etc. Z is only part of a rich fabric of interests that our members explore.
It's good to have you aboard, Pattie.
Cheers from sunny snow covered Toronto,
--- In email@example.com, Pattie Brixen <pb1947@e...> wrote:
> Hi All!
> I am one of the original Marklin z gauge owners from the 70's. Due to a
> theft, most of my collection walked out during the early 80's and since
> my train time had become limited then due to other factors, I never
> quite got round to restarting...well, all that has once again changed
> and I am actively re pushing my dream.
> I grew up on Lionel standard gauge and was allowed to tinker with and
> run my dad's layout. I always said "when I grow up, I am going to
> have...." but with hobbies such as being a SCUBA dive master and
> traveling and living my wild and woolly youth, the train went low on the
> priority list. Z gauge fit perfectly into my life and now will do so
> again some 20 years later!!
> My DH is also a train buff and we will hop the Capitol express or the
> Cal Train commuter just to spend a few hours on a train! We have
> traveled most of the main Amtrak routes over our 24 year marriage, but
> due to my spine problems, travel to other countries is impossible. He is
> thinking of getting involved with garden railway, but living where we we
> do in San Francisco, gardens are too small here. Maybe when we buy our
> dream retirement house...we also have 9 cats, a large dog, 4 parrots and
> numerous other small things that find their way home with me from the
> veterinary E.R.
> So, moms' train will stay hidden from sight...they already chase the N
> gauge so there is no hope that if they got hold of a piece of z rolling
> stock, I would never see it again!
> Sorry this ran so long. Looking forward to meeting you all and hearing
> all about your layouts!
> Pattie in chilly San Francisco