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Old 06-08-2015, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just for the fun of it, let's see where the ages of MLSers now fall.

OK. Let's keep it simple.

1. How old are you and when did you start in large scale (or how many years have you been in large scale)?

I am 71 years old.

I started in large scale in 1997.

I think we will be surprised at how old we have become.

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Old 06-08-2015, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Those numbers mean little Jerry. Today I am 91, I think! Ran the trimmer yesterday, then mowed. Afternoon I worked on the 63 Galaxie, got the door panels back on, did take it for a run. Did run a train some in the evening till the bugs drove me inside. Too much for a old guy!
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For those who choose to respond let's just use plus or minus numbers over or under 70. For instance if you are 78 that would be +8 and if you are 40 that would be -30. This way if anyone wants an accurate count they can simply add the totals divided by the number of responses.



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Jerry, im not following your math there!
if we wanted an average, we would add up the total responses, in actual ages, 78, 40, etc..then divide by number of responses..Im not sure how your +8 and -30 system works..
but I'll play anyway!

Im 46, which is -24 in Jerrys system.
been into Large Scale since I was 30.

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Jerry, im not following your math there!
if we wanted an average, we would add up the total responses, in actual ages, 78, 40, etc..then divide by number of responses..Im not sure how your +8 and -30 system works..
but I'll play anyway!

Im 46, which is -24 in Jerrys system.
been into Large Scale since I was 30.

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Hi Scot,

You made more sense than I did so let's go with your way. How old are you and how long have you been into Large Scale (either your age or the year you started Large Scale)?

That better?

Thanks,

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Not sure how to fig. this.. We are 70 +10, but just got off of roof and trimmed some tree hanging down and remove a box of Lemons off of a tree that also hanging over the roof.. Clean out the sump cooler and make it ready for the summer so now just add and a feel like 10 yr's. to the plus 10. Lol.. Another words now feel like 90 like Jerry B.....we are old.
Also. we are still working on Trolley line and Wilsonville new pad off and on.

Oh... been in large scale somewhere over 15 yr's.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm 77 been in G scale since 1995 and started my outdoor garden railway in 2001 now have 1750' of track in my back yard. Started with Lionel in 1946 changed to HO in 1952. Wonderful hobby
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Well, I'm too old!! That translates to 78. Started my backyard railroad about 11 or 12 years ago.

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The odds were against me, I'm 65, started G in the mid oughts ... 20 ought 4, took a couple of years off to beat advanced lung cancer, lost most of my hair and on some days all of my energy. Big 'plans for the day' have accumulated while sitting on the stoop tossing peanuts can make for a pleasant day.

This year the whole railroad rises 2 feet! I have the supplies, but see above....
I'd like to add an On3 loop while I'm at it. See how they accumulate?
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Too young for Rachel Welch, too old for Jennifer Lawrence :-D

Call it early 50's, I've been in LS since 1998
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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69 years old. Got my first LGB starter set in 1985. Progressed to live steam in 2013.

Have played with trains since I was two years old. Biggest train - locomotive weighed 65 tons; gross train weight was around 450 tons. Didn't own it, but still got to play with it. Smallest train - basic Marklin Z scale starter set. No regrets either.

Have fun,
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