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New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:04 pm
by Tanker1
New to RC tanks but been involved in flying rc planes for many years.
I also build 1/35 scale military models.
RC tanks don't seem to be as popular in here Canada but I'm sure I will enjoy this new extension of my hobby pastime nonetheless.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:14 pm
by jarndice
Welcome to the Forum :thumbup: :wave: :clap:
I think you just might be pleasantly surprised at our loyal Canadian Membership and the club scene in Canada is good and strong,
You have a problem though' Canada is so damn BIG, :haha:
Enjoy the Forum and do ask lots of questions and if you know some answers please do tell.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:22 pm
by Tanker1
I know of a few clubs in eastern Canada but I'm in western Canada which is a 5 day 3000km drive. :O
I might see If I can track down some local guys possibly.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:33 pm
by jarndice
Oh come on whats a few Ks of tufted grass?
Ok so it goes on for a bit & a bit & a Bit & a Bit & a Bit, Yes well alright you might have a point :haha: :haha:
Still look at the positives you won't have to worry about running out of groundspace to run your Tank on :thumbup:

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:02 pm
by Tanker1
That's true we have plenty of open space in Canada. :D

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:27 pm
by EAO
Hey Tanker1,

Welcome to the Forum! RC tanks do seem to be at the bottom of RC hobbies in popularity. Not sure why?! :think: However, now you're among fellow crazies! Some more nutty than other's! :crazy: Actually, they're just extremely dedicated, and enthusiastic about this great hobby! I'm sure you'll find something to blow your mind here. I have my mind blown away almost daily with the incredible talent and knowledge of these guys! It's the best place to be!

Cheers,
Eric.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:31 pm
by Model Builder 4
Hello and welcome to the forum Tanker1 :wave: great place for info, help and tips as you enter into the rc side of the hobby. I myself also came from a 1/35 modelling background, military dioramas etc but since finding 1/16 scale and this forum I have never looked back, especially as the ol' eyes start to struggle :/ do post some pics of any models you may have when you get a chance :thumbup:

Cheers,Lee.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:52 pm
by gavlar0
Welcome Tanker, I'm New too, nice to see a regular addition of be members.

Can you tell me is Alberta the same as "Jasper Alberta"?

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Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:09 am
by Tanker1
Hi galvar0,

Jasper is a National Park that's in the Province of Alberta, Canada.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:12 am
by gavlar0
Yes that makes sense, I remember listening to my sisters play Rocky Mountain Suite, John Denver when I was a young boy and dreaming of the scene it paints in the song, would love to go there one day.

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Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:53 am
by Meter rat
Hello, from Derbyshire.
I’m new to tanks as well. But with help given from this site I’ve had a lot of fun building a Abrams.
Learnt a lot, made mistakes, spent too much money. That’s the only down side to this site, you find some new every time. The wife has taken my cards, and shut down my PayPal account.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:26 pm
by Tanker1
gavlar0 wrote:Yes that makes sense, I remember listening to my sisters play Rocky Mountain Suite, John Denver when I was a young boy and dreaming of the scene it paints in the song, would love to go there one day.

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I consider myself very self lucky to live so close to such a beautiful place.
I would highly recommend you come and visit some time. :thumbup:

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:34 pm
by Tanker1
Meter rat wrote:Hello, from Derbyshire.
I’m new to tanks as well. But with help given from this site I’ve had a lot of fun building a Abrams.
Learnt a lot, made mistakes, spent too much money. That’s the only down side to this site, you find some new every time. The wife has taken my cards, and shut down my PayPal account.


Yes I can relate.
I look at it this way there are a lot worst things a person could be spending time and money on.
Plus my wife always knows where I am and what I'm doing. :D

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:48 pm
by Jimster
Welcome aboard from south of the border!

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:00 pm
by gavlar0
Ooh border talk now

The Great North South divide

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Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:09 pm
by Tanker1
Jimster wrote:Welcome aboard from south of the border!



Thanks Jimster!

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:12 pm
by Tanker1
gavlar0 wrote:Ooh border talk now

The Great North South divide

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LOL.
Seriously though are friends to the south always a pleasure.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:13 pm
by Tanker1
Thanks for all the welcoming post.

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:19 pm
by Herr Dr. Professor
Hi there! I'm only a few thousand clicks away in southern Wisconsin, U.S. (south of the border). I was in Saskatchewan in the summer of 1998, and I recall dining outdoors and lovely city parks in Regina and Saskatoon. I would really enjoy taking the train to Alberta, but bank robbery is frowned upon here in the States. :)

Do you have any local source(s) of RC tanks? I have to go online for any tank-specific goodies, and there are a few sources in the US--way too few.:thumbdown:. I sometimes order from Germany and the UK, but postage is frightening and requires really big orders to make it worthwhile. :D

Re: New guy from Alberta,Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:45 pm
by Tanker1
Herr Dr. Professor wrote:Hi there! I'm only a few thousand clicks away in southern Wisconsin, U.S. (south of the border). I was in Saskatchewan in the summer of 1998, and I recall dining outdoors and lovely city parks in Regina and Saskatoon. I would really enjoy taking the train to Alberta, but bank robbery is frowned upon here in the States. :)

Do you have any local source(s) of RC tanks? I have to go online for any tank-specific goodies, and there are a few sources in the US--way too few.:thumbdown:. I sometimes order from Germany and the UK, but postage is frightening and requires really big orders to make it worthwhile. :D


Not much in tank goodies here either.
Luckily came across a local shop that has a Tamiya Panther kit.
But as far as parts/upgrades I'm in the same boat as you I will be having to order online as well.

Saskatchewan is nice but you really need to visit the Rocky mountains in Jasper/ Banff Alberta it is spectacular.
Traveling by train in Canada is very expensive.