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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/23/2013 :  2:29:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Well I知 going into a totally different direction. After 20 plus years modeling in Fn3 (1:20.3) I知 going to try something in HO-scale. I looked through my old HO collection, or what was left of it and decided to do something with them. I have to admit I知 feeling a little uncomfortable in this scale because so much has changed that technology has left me behind. In Fn3 I had the luxury of AirWire controls and battery power so wiring and DCC were not an issue. It was all about running trains. I知 probably going to go back to my roots and use block power sections and traditional transformer operation.

I知 up for finding more about DCC so I壇 like to wire my 12 x 18 shelf layout to be capable to do so if in the future things work out for me and I can convert over. I added Allan Gartner痴 展iring for DCC Peco Turnouts to my favorites list. I致e got some homework to do there.

My Wrecker痴 Reef switching layout takes place on the west coast of Florida somewhere in the panhandle. It値l have a full length water front, a phosphate dock on the left, a finger pier on the right, a light house and lots of switching ability. I spotted the thread 鉄earching for Gum Stump & Snowshoe and thought that looked intriguing. So I started with that track plan and twisted it into the current configuration.

I知 going to include a couple of picture ideas of the direction I知 heading, lots of water and switching. This little layout will fit a shelf above my current work bench.
Frank

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/23/2013 :  2:30:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
The location, above my work bench.



The track plan.



The progress.











Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 02/23/2013 2:36:49 PM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/23/2013 :  2:39:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Some theme ideas.







Frank

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ELK RIVER RR
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Posted - 02/23/2013 :  3:09:57 PM  Show Profile
Sure looks like a great start and alot of good ideas I'll be looking forward to your work. Tom


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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 02/23/2013 :  6:01:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage
I'm looking forward to following along!

Don



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ETinBH
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Posted - 02/23/2013 :  6:26:21 PM  Show Profile
cool

Elliott

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/23/2013 :  7:18:59 PM  Show Profile
Hi Frank,your Wrecker's Reef project looks like a winner already.
I look forward to following along with your progress.

Greg Shinnie



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/23/2013 :  10:40:41 PM  Show Profile
Welcome Frank, as someone who grew up in Florida I am really looking forward to this!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/24/2013 :  09:25:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Thanks guys I知 looking forward to this also. But it might be a slow build as I致e stated it痴 been a while since my HO days and I feel some what imitated by the scale, Fn3 is much more forgiving. And I have another project I知 working on, a 1/6 scale boxcar. Two ends of the spectrum 1/6 and 1/87.

Frank

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/24/2013 :  10:04:53 AM  Show Profile
Have you considered how much you could do in that space if you went with 1/160th?


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/24/2013 :  10:15:09 AM  Show Profile
Very interesting project. Nice concept, in particular the sunken ship. I'm looking forward to see your unfold this (and I'll be interested in your other end of the spectrum build too).


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LVRR fan
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Posted - 02/24/2013 :  12:08:07 PM  Show Profile
Great idea for a small HO layout. There are many recent and older waterfront type building kits available too. The tough part will be in figuring which you like best. Good luck!

Rick



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/24/2013 :  12:30:00 PM  Show Profile
Frank count me in. This looks like an exciting project.

Just make sure those big hands realize it's HO!!!!


Jerry

"And in the end, it痴 not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/24/2013 :  4:57:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Well thanks for the vote of confidence guys. I spent my time today between the Daytona 500, shucks Dale finished 2nd, and reading and working on the Peco switch wiring data sheet by Allan Gartner. I have mostly insulfrog turnouts but I have a few electrofrog ones to convert just in cae I go DCC in the future.

I've been following along with several of the waterfront builds with peaked interest. Great looking stuff to "borrow" ideas from.

Mike, 1/160 come on man I'm having enough to do with 1/87.

Oh BTW, those plans rolled up on my work bench are for the 1/6 boxcar.


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 02/24/2013 5:06:15 PM

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MedCityBob
Section Hand

Posted - 03/02/2013 :  9:54:00 PM  Show Profile
Frank: Very Nice looking stuff ! Looking forward to seeing how You pull it together....
Best Wishes, MedCityBob



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terry hansley
Crew Chief



Posted - 03/03/2013 :  12:43:20 PM  Show Profile


Frank

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waterfrontmodeling/?yguid=161329881

One of my favorite subjects.

Follow the link to great pictures and information.

See you on the 16th.

Terry H



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