New to the forum - general introductions

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New to the forum - general introductions

Post by TheKnighTT »

Hello everybody,

as I´m new to the Forum I looked for a general introduction thread and not finding any, I created my own, voilà:

My real name is Tjark and I stem from the North-West of Germany. I grew up near Marienhafe, where 81 004 was on Display. I had a great-grandmother in Lobberich. My model railroading career started with Playmobil G-Scale, moving to H0 at around the age of 12. Later on I inherited some Rokal-based H0m-equipment from my grandfather. As so often, interest in railroads waned during my teenage years. As a highschool senior I spend a year at Mukilteo, WA. The first half I lived right next to the main line on Puget Sound, but did not take a single photo. I went to British Columbia quite often and travelled from Toronto to Vancouver and back at the end of the year. I went back to Vancouver Island in 2013 to visit a friend

As an university student studying islamic sciences and political sciences in Halle an der Saale in Eastern Germany I discovered TT scale for me and started collecting pre-war Deutsche Reichsbahn. I don´t have a layout yet and I don´t have enough time. My other interests are reenactment (hence the name "theKnighTT", which is a translation of "derRiTTer", the name I use in the German TT-Board forum), Rugby, Surfing, table top wargaming, travelling and my two wonderful daughters (3 and 1,5). Sometimes I fancied doing 3mm scale Wales or freelance Norway or the Nahr al-Kalb-valley bridge in Lebanon, but that never went further than buying a magazine or visiting some Websites.
Then 2 months ago a German-Canadian mate from my Rugby club showed me his models of steam era Canadian Pacific and I was hooked again to North American railroads. The first items are ordered an in the mail. I am back on track and I am not sure where this will take me, transition era or 1998? I´m interested in the Pacific Northwest but the rest I will discover along the way, also depending on what is available and doable for me.

Thanks for the welcome, I hope we can profit from each others experience, knowledge and learn from our mistakes.

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Re: New to the forum - general introductions

Post by ConducTTor »

Hello Tjark, welcome aboard! TT is great - especially if you're willing to do some custom modeling for North American prototypes. Actually some of our most active members are your neighbors from Germany.

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Re: New to the forum - general introductions

Post by MacG »

Hello Tjark, welcome to the forum!

If you are looking for steam locomotives of the transition era or modern ones, it could be a difficult decision. In both cases the supply is very limited. There are more freight cars for the transition era. :wink:

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