Kimbo has change colour

Discussion in 'Meet The Team' started by Gary, May 14, 2017.

  1. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    As Platform 1 MRC steadily grows in member numbers (nearing 300), it will take more than the few pairs of eyes we currently have, to keep the forum running smoothly, with careful monitoring and moderating. The Admin team have been looking at bolstering the team 'down under' to keep another pair of watchful eyes on the day to day running of the forum. We have found that 'lucky' candidate... :lol:

    So, without further adieu, I would like to announce that Kimbo has accepted the role of Moderator, which was offered to him earlier. We here in the Admin team would like to acknowledge the benefits of having Kimbo join us in his new role.

    As most of our members already know, Kimbo is located in Perth, Western Australia, which is in a different time zone to the eastern states of Australia. Kimbo's role will allow for a greater 'time stance' across Australia for accepting and welcoming new members aboard, as well as general monitoring/moderating of the forum. Kimbo's acceptance will only benefit the forum moving forward. Kimbo has shown his great skills in his modelling and no doubt his abilities will also translate across to providing the team with invaluable input regarding the forum and its future as we move forward.

    I am 100% positive we have made the right choice in selecting Kimbo for this position. So please, can I ask you to 'welcome' Kimbo into his new position with me.

    Welcome aboard. :tophat:

    Cheers, Gary.
    ps. Please, go easy on him ! :avatar::avatar:
     
  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Kimbo ,

    Welcome aboard.

    I already replied to this post but it seems to have disappeared of the face of the earth.

    Anyway ..... Let's try again.

    Thanks for coming onboard with us. Generally we are here to meet and greet and attempt to answer any member queries.

    If you work out how it works ......... Please let me know. :avatar:

    Cheers for now

    Toto
     
  3. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    :welcome: aboard Kimbo, looking forward to your input .:thumbs:
     
  4. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Well done Kimbo, its good to know the forums growing, and I'm certain you will be a great addition to the upside down crew! keep them in order mate :thumbs:.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  5. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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  6. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome Kimbo to the Mods team, and having followed your postings it's clear you have a lot of expertise to add to the mix, good on you!
    Keith.
     
  7. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to the mods club Kimbo I'm sure one of the other upside downers will show you the dodgy handshake .. you'll be a valued asset to the forum.

    Ian vt
     
  8. Sandbar

    Sandbar Full Member

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    Well done Kimbo for having a "go"

    Andrew
     
  9. RALPH

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    Well good onya Kim, for accepting to be A Moderator on (Platform 1 MRC) :tophat:
     
  10. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    :facepalm: oh boy, wait until he finds out what he's let himself in for :avatar:

    welcome to the team, I'm sure you'll enjoy it

    Paul
     
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    With great power comes great responsibility... congratulations Kimbo, good to see a Sandgroper up and about!

    Reidy
     
  12. Whaler

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    Congratulations, well done Kimbo.
    Ron
     
  13. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Good on you Kimbo...:thumbs:

    Welcome aboard mate.!!!!

    At least you`re a bit closer to the UK than us guys on the East Coast......you can keep an eye on them for us while we`re asleep over here in Sydney....:handshake:

    I would suggest you keep a watchful eye on the blokes further North......nudge, nudge .....wink, wink.....Yeah!!!...that`s the one:hammer:

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  14. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I do believe Gormo is referring to you Paul. Can't be me ...... Dundee is way further north of Edinburgh. :avatar:
     
  15. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    :whatever::whatever::whatever::whatever:

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  16. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    http://www.click Gents for the comments and encouragements. Looking forward to helping out where I can with this great friendly forum...:thumbs:
    ........ My background, in the early days, with modelling is probably like many, started off with a xmas present, when young, which was an oval of track and one siding, a Triang 0-6-0 (with smoke, no less) and a few second hand wagons. This was added to with pocket money and birthday gifts. Then several years later, it was retired to the loft for storage. ......Roll on several years later, whilst getting ready to emigrate to Australia in 2005, the boxes were discovered and opened, much to my delight my son showed an interest and so I set about making up a small oval to run the old trains on for him....he soon went back to his video games but for me it bought back a lot of memories. So I started buying magazines, looked on the internet and found that things had changed alot !! I purchased several boxes of newer oo scale rolling stock and a basic Bachmann DCC controller and I was well and truly hooked again. I planned to build a "proper" layout when settled in our new home. Lots of basic mistakes were made proving that I need more help, so I turned to the internet and forums and absorbed as much info as I could. Then plucking up courage I asked questions on these forums and found that people don't bite and will freely give you their knowledge and help. I joined a club which led me into helping out at a modelling shop for a while installing dcc decoders..... I have built a couple of working layouts in oo scale and having seen a layout called "Alton" at the Perth annual AMRA show, joined the Southern Modelling Railway Group of Western Australia to help out with their proposed new venture into DCC. Several of the clubs members have now joined the ranks of Platform1MRC and we meet up on a regular basis to play trains or help out with individuals projects, Ralph's been the main one at the moments with his O gauge garage layout. I got the O gauge bug about 4 years ago and started to build a few wagons for display, but 2 years ago with another house move and the chance to have a large room to build a layout in I decided to take the plunge and build Lord Street Depot. It was about this time that I joined Platform1MRC and again my knowledge and skills have grown thanks to the help of members. I'm now building an extension to LSD and helping out with the DCC side of things for the club members and their new layout "Medley" which will be shown at Perth this June. Always happy to help out, so don't be afraid to ask questions, we are all learning in this great hobby. Kim
     
  17. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Quite a pedigree. :avatar: thanks for the intro and again, welcome aboard.

    I'm sure you will be a great addition to the mods team.

    Cheers http://www.click

    Toto
     
  18. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Sounds a familiar story, I guess most of us joined the hobby using that route. Good to have you aboard Kim!:thumbs:
    Cheers
    Ron
     
  19. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Great intro Kimbo. I'm sure you'll enjoy the new roll. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  20. SRman

    SRman Full Member

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    So Kimbo has changed colour? Just tell him to stay out of hat Western Australian sun for a while.

    :giggle:

    P.s. Congratulations Kimbo.

    http://www.click
     

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