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BigLars
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  7:47:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I spent Sunday pulling out a new cork board and laying a new track pattern for a different layout. I am thinking of Wild Bill's fronter town and show. The scale will be 1/55 3 foot gauge. I am thinking of using undersized o scale structures that I have and some gaming figures mixed with 1/50 modern people. Who says you do not have room for a layout that could keep you busy for a year or two.

The track and Porter will be ON30 but scales to 1/55 3' track.



Come on get out of your arm chairs folks.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 09/22/2014 8:01:55 PM

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jschumaker
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  7:49:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd say you're off to a good start, Larry.

Jeff S.



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dallas_m
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  7:51:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  7:57:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ride em' cowboy!

Mike

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Rick
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  8:03:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're further along on two projects than I am with one.
Looks good Larry.


As you think, so will you be.

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BigLars
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  8:03:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow that was fast!, Dallas did you see the critter to the right? Remember it? I guess I better start painting gaming figures soon.

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BigLars
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  8:07:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick

You're further along on two projects than I am with one.
Looks good Larry.



But who will actually finish something?


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/23/2014 :  10:47:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick



I haven't gotten very far. The switch on the right will lead to the mine entrance. The switch on the left leads to the mining supply shed. I plan on using my Bachmann Davenport and Bachmann ore cars. I'm hoping you guys meant 2015.


Rick donít despair. Itís a tortoise and hare mind thing.

I see youíve planned the switches but did you consider No. 3ís or 4ís to give you more room? Those longer switches donít give you as much room to manover.



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Rick
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Posted - 09/23/2014 :  11:01:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am definitely the tortoise.

Frank, I did consider using smaller switches but I already had one #5 and a friend was kind enough to offer making another for me.
They'll be fine for what I want to do.


As you think, so will you be.

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dallas_m
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Posted - 09/23/2014 :  11:37:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Wow that was fast!, Dallas did you see the critter to the right? Remember it? I guess I better start painting gaming figures soon.


Oh, the really dark and shadowy thing ... how'd I miss that?


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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BigLars
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Posted - 09/23/2014 :  7:15:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick,
You can get there, the rules only state it has to run by thanksgiving. The whole point is to be able to run a train.


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Tommatthews
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Posted - 09/24/2014 :  10:21:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work guys. Great imaginations.

Tom M.

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Geezer
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Posted - 09/26/2014 :  09:35:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see someone making progress here.....
Hang in there Rick....you can do it....
Good show Larry.....I have one of those critters too....
;-)


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Rick
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Posted - 10/08/2014 :  10:50:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Due to unrelenting requests for a progress from the On30 Lounge crew , here is a progress picture.
Got the two switches installed, stained the ties and started painting the pink foam a tan color.
After finishing the painting I'll start getting some dirt down and then I can start installing the rail.
Sorry for the harsh shadows.



As you think, so will you be.

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Geezer
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Posted - 10/08/2014 :  11:56:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey! Hey! Give Rick a big "Atta-Boy!!"
Good show Rick....that ought to make them happy!!!
Looks like the same color tan I used.....
LOWES??


"You can find my Website & Threads here:"
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47229

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