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I have just joined this forum. I wish to say how impressive this site is and how well it is run. I am an aging 00 gauge enthusiast. My 15 year old daughter thinks I am very sad. She hates anyone knowing that I have a model railway, but I find that the moment anyone finds out they want to come and play. My modelling skills are not up to the standards of many layouts I see, but then I still work and do not have so much time. I am not a rivet counter and like to see the models run (sometimes more than one circuit!!!)

I hope to get to know some of you in the coming months
 

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Welcome to the forum,

I feel sure that you will find us a friendly bunch, although things can get a little heated sometimes.

I suppose that to a fifteen year old girl dad "playing trains" is not cool.

Which part of the country/world do you come from and what are your modelling interests?

Enjoy your visits.

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QUOTE (Noggins Friend @ 6 Dec 2007, 19:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>My 15 year old daughter thinks I am very sad.

Hi Friend! Welcome!
I have heard that ladies are often impressed by sound on a layout. You never know! Perhaps you could drag her to a show that features such!
 

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Welcome to the forum!!

QUOTE (Robert Stokes)My sons, 36 and 34, think I'm sad because of my hobby. On the other hand, I think there's nothing sillier than chasing a ball around a field, which they are both keen on.
here here!!!

My girlfreind quite likes playing with my "little trains"! as long as she dosent start calling them choo choo's i am happy to leave it at that!

Peter
 

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Hello Noggins Friend, welcome to the forum. Thank you for the compliments about the forum. Tell me, who is Noggin?

I get my kids involved too. My son has a few Thomas trains that have DCC decoders in them so they run on the big layout from time to time. My daughter received the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express a couple of years back and she enjoys painting figures... something I don't like doing, so she helps the mammoth task of populating the layout.
 

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Hi & welcome to the forum,

The ladies have a greater interest than many of us think.

My wife has a Trix ICE3 that I am allowed to run.

My daughter (28) has a Brawa BR112 in PO "Cow" livery with a set of chocolate/sweet orientated wagons.

Pam (the third member of the Euroscale/St.Laurent team is still undecided but will do soon.

& we have at least one lady modeller here.
 

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A few years ago my daughter, now aged eighteen, was a key part in the construction of our layout for the Scalefour 18.83 Challenge "Fittleworth" and she was a stalwart on the occasions we have exhibited it, twice at Scaleforum itself, the first time when she spent most of the two days demonstrating scenery building whilst Dad just stood back and chatted to the visitors!
 

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QUOTE Tell me, who is Noggin?
I am assuming that this is a reference to "Noggin the Nog", an animated children's programme from the late '60s, early '70s on UK TV. It's got its own website - I just checked. You can view it here.

David
(Back from the wilderness of Telehouse)
 

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QUOTE (dwb @ 7 Dec 2007, 17:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am assuming that this is a reference to "Noggin the Nog", an animated children's programme from the late '60s, early '70s on UK TV. It's got its own website - I just checked. You can view it here.

David
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Bloody hell..! is it that old....?
 

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QUOTE (dwb @ 7 Dec 2007, 17:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am assuming that this is a reference to "Noggin the Nog", an animated children's programme from the late '60s, early '70s on UK TV.

As an old duffer I actually thought it was early 60's - but there you go.

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Hi Noggins Friend, look forward to reading more about you on the boards!
 
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