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Old 02-10-2019, 01:03 PM   #111 (permalink)
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I think a person can get it easily by buying used. With us dying off more of that is available. I think too many fail to buy their track right away. Get tied up in buying cars/engines before they have something to run it on. I got my track early on, then worked on making my buildings. Was years I only had one engine and one McKeen car that I made. I am selling off some stuff as time goes on. I'll be 75 in a couple of weeks.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:19 PM   #112 (permalink)
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42 years old, started buying large scale stuff in 1997... but before that I was running HO since I was 2. My parent's say it's the worst mistake they ever made. ;]

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Old 02-15-2019, 09:34 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Just turned 60 in December, been into model railroading ever since my eldest brother set up his Lionel in the basement with a good percentage of automated accessories, I think I was 4 at the time.

My first railroad was in N scale that I built on a 5' x 9' ping pong table at 13.

After my wife and I were married, we worked on an HO layout on the same ping pong table, and the N scale stuff that I had saved in boxes, I built several 2' x 4' mini layouts that some were sold, and 2 were auctioned off for Benefits.

After my wife and I moved into our own home in 1993, I started purchasing G scale stuff. First layout was 2 loops around a 5' x 7' pond. Now it's an elevated layout that runs around our raised garden boxes, approximate size is 20' x 48'.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:11 PM   #114 (permalink)
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A few years back, was at one of those "Greatest Hobbies" shows and spoke with a guy there that was supposedly a Piko designer and he spoke of needing cheap entry level G model railroad stuff so parents would buy it for their kids and that would get them into the hobby. He spoke of G people being older and maybe literally being a dying market. And like the locomotive he was running costs like $550. My parents must have hated we kids as even with adjusting for inflation, they would have never bought something like that for us.

I can see model railroading losing popularity due to computers and video games and smaller homes and the desire for immediate satisfaction. I might see that G model railroading could tend to be more for the older kids as it can be expensive, take up expensive space, be used as a garden decoration, be something one can relax and watch.

Putting your info out on the Net is not really a good idea. I will say I am very experienced at being a kid. And I got into G in the 80s, can't remember when. Was a fan of G for a while and was a poor boy but then found a Bachmann set at some now long gone Pace club store and that was the beginning of wasting a bunch of money, time, and space.

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Old 08-14-2019, 05:05 PM   #115 (permalink)
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Well, I'm 48 (turning 49 in a few days).
I've been in model railroading since I was about 11.
Started in HO, then over to G.
Then I went back to HO. Nowadays I build in HOn3 and G.
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:46 PM   #116 (permalink)
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Currently 55. Started with model railroading when I was 5. O gauge then HO and added N scale in the mix. Got my own place Still building an N scale empire in the basement after 25+years but added a loop of LGB in a garden.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:24 AM   #117 (permalink)
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:15 AM   #118 (permalink)
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Like the song, another day older and deeper in debt

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You load sixteen tons, what do you get?

Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
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