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Telephone Talk => Forum News => New Member Introductions => Topic started by: RDPipes on April 30, 2022, 06:57:41 AM

Title: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on April 30, 2022, 06:57:41 AM
Hello, I'm not really new to phones, been playing with them and collecting them since the 90's.
No expert by any stretch of the imagination and a failing memory doesn't help. I'll be 70 next year so that'll give ya an idea where I'm coming from. I'm a retired OTR truck driver of 20 plus years and have always liked the mechanical items of the past such as Telephones, Appliances, etc. Basically anything that plugged into the wall. I have collected and restored most of them at one time or another. Hoping to meet some fine people with the same interests and at the same time refresh my memory of what little I did know about phones. Thank you all!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 03, 2022, 06:32:10 PM
Thanks guys, LOL! about 3 months here and not one reply or welcome.
Ya all know how to make a fella feel welcome.
But, at least I got two likes, one from a new guy! LOL!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: FABphones on August 04, 2022, 01:21:44 AM
I think many of us missed seeing this thread, so a warm belated welcome to CRPF.

Am enjoying reading about your finds, you have some very handsome phones in your collection.

 :)


Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 04, 2022, 06:39:11 AM
Quote from: FABphones on August 04, 2022, 01:21:44 AMI think many of us missed seeing this thread, so a warm belated welcome to CRPF.

Am enjoying reading about your finds, you have some very handsome phones in your collection.

 :)




I understand CJ, I'm not one to search out the new comers and welcome them on any of the forums I've been on either.
Just want to give ya all a little grief is all. LOL!
Thank you CJ, I know my finds aren't nothing that most of ya all here don't have already or don't want but, I lik'em.
And my main reason here is to converse, learn, and refresh this memory of mine but, I find not many of ya do a lot of conversing. I don't remember that from the last time I was a member here but, I reckon like a lot of forums out there they are dieing off a little and maybe difference of interest has a lot to do with it. I'm not too interested in the technical aspects or why something is a certain way, I'm the guy that just likes it for what it is and doesn't care why it has this or that too much. That and I live out in the sticks and don't even see many people much less talk to any so this is my place to talk to people so I don't go completely nuts, LOL!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: oldguy on August 04, 2022, 03:08:35 PM
Like CJ I missed this post. I have enjoy reading & commenting on your other posts. A belated welcome.
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 04, 2022, 03:31:38 PM
Thank you Gary!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: HarrySmith on August 04, 2022, 04:20:44 PM
I did not see that either. I don't understand how I missed it??
Belated welcome ;D
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: Doug Rose on August 04, 2022, 04:26:24 PM

Quote from: RDPipes on August 03, 2022, 06:32:10 PMThanks guys, LOL! about 3 months here and not one reply or welcome.
Ya all know how to make a fella feel welcome.
But, at least I got two likes, one from a new guy! LOL!
Dagnabit! With almost 300 posts in three months I did not see you for a newbie. Tarnation and thunder!.....Welcome to the Forum, good to have another youngin' here..... 8) ....Doug
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 04, 2022, 05:01:26 PM
Quote from: Doug Rose on August 04, 2022, 04:26:24 PMDagnabit! With almost 300 posts in three months I did not see you for a newbie. Tarnation and thunder!.....Welcome to the Forum, good to have another youngin' here..... 8) ....Doug

Thank you Doug but being at the end of my 60's I think young'en is the wrong term now. LOL!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: Doug Rose on August 04, 2022, 07:35:10 PM
I think we are both 12 53 my friend...Doug
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 04, 2022, 08:00:04 PM
Quote from: Doug Rose on August 04, 2022, 07:35:10 PMI think we are both 12 53 my friend...Doug

Well then you know we're both at the end of our 60's LOL!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: stub on August 04, 2022, 10:28:29 PM
RDPipes,
          Welcome to the Forum . I missed the introduction but did post info for your AE 90. If we can help just let us know . Yeah , 1953 was a great year!!!!!!!!!! stub
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 05, 2022, 06:33:53 AM
Quote from: stub on August 04, 2022, 10:28:29 PMRDPipes,
          Welcome to the Forum . I missed the introduction but did post info for your AE 90. If we can help just let us know . Yeah , 1953 was a great year!!!!!!!!!! stub

Stub, Thank you sir, 53 was a good year but, I don't own a AE 90.
Your thinking of the brand new gentlemen "Darkstar2006". That's okay though, we all make mistakes, I know.
I hold the record, LOL!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: MMikeJBenN27 on August 05, 2022, 07:41:27 AM
Welcome to the club.

Mike
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 05, 2022, 07:56:40 AM
Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on August 05, 2022, 07:41:27 AMWelcome to the club.

Mike

Thank you Mike!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 05, 2022, 09:00:37 AM
Quote from: RDPipes on August 05, 2022, 06:33:53 AMStub, Thank you sir, 53 was a good year but, I don't own a AE 90.
Your thinking of the brand new gentlemen "Darkstar2006". That's okay though, we all make mistakes, I know.
I hold the record, LOL!

Oops! I did it again, I told you I hold the record for mistakes, it's KYdealsPR0 who is new with the AE90, not Darkstar2006. LOL! Starting the day off right, hope I can make it to the bank and back with little to no mistakes today.
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: stub on August 05, 2022, 09:02:57 AM
RDPipes,
        Sorry , sometimes I have the attention span of a gnat. stub
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 05, 2022, 09:06:27 AM
Quote from: stub on August 05, 2022, 09:02:57 AMRDPipes,
        Sorry , sometimes I have the attention span of a gnat. stub

Sometimes I do too, LOL!
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: Darkstar2006 on August 10, 2022, 08:10:38 AM
Hi' Thanks for the "welcome" I joined because I thought that there would be a lot of great knowledgeable people here, I'm sure I won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 10, 2022, 08:57:20 AM
Quote from: Darkstar2006 on August 10, 2022, 08:10:38 AMHi' Thanks for the "welcome" I joined because I thought that there would be a lot of great knowledgeable people here, I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

You won't be disappointed sir, we have some great knowledge here just in the archives alone not counting
some very knowledgeable and generous people.
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: 19and41 on August 10, 2022, 03:06:15 PM
A belated welcome!  I have a small collection of phones and I also collect Telechron clocks, old radios and kerosene mantle lamps. 
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on August 10, 2022, 04:05:32 PM
Quote from: 19and41 on August 10, 2022, 03:06:15 PMA belated welcome!  I have a small collection of phones and I also collect Telechron clocks, old radios and kerosene mantle lamps. 

Thank you sir, I've had a few old kerosene lamps (mostly Dietz) but, not enough to call a collection.
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: ChrisW6ATV on August 31, 2022, 09:13:11 PM
Quote from: RDPipes on August 10, 2022, 04:05:32 PMa few... but, not enough to call a collection.
I like to be more generous with the term "collection". My pop machine and pinball machine collections have two devices each. (As you mentioned, mechanical things that plug in.  :)  ) 
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: dsk on September 01, 2022, 06:24:53 AM
Thank you for the reminder, and welcome to the forum.  I did not like to call my selves a collector, because the main issue for me is to learn and understand. ..But  I got my first 2 magneto phones in 1970, by know I don't know how many I have, so OK I'm probably a collector to :)   Since I am in Norway my phones are for the most European, and if I may help around such phones, I would be happy.


And yes, I have some kerosene/white-gas stoves and laps too.


Dag Ståle
(dsk)
Title: Re: New Guy from Texas
Post by: RDPipes on September 01, 2022, 07:03:17 AM
Thank you Gentlemen!