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  • No room for a layout? ...... I beg to differ

    I purchased a new fast tracks jig and some tools two weeks ago and wanted to see what I could do with them.

    If anyone says they have no room for an ON30 layout, I am going to call them out fast. If you have room for a book you have room for a layout.

    BTW, DC Porter has been doing loops for an hour now with no issues. Yes I have also pulled many four wheel cars around the loop.

    Pic in a second

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      Indeed, it may be tiny, but it is a layout......Very cool Larry..........


      Ted

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      • #4
        Thanks Ted,

        Next step is a suit case layout that fits the airlines overhead bin requirements, complete with operational potential. I travel a lot for work.

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          I built a portable HOn30. Ok so it's the samller brother of O. The engine is battery powered. Here's the video.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PPK...yer_detailpage

          Bernd
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

          Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

          New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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          • #6
            Bernd,

            Neat railroad what is the overall size?

            My resin pusher at BVM sent an email out about re-running an old kit a few weeks ago. It is one of my favorite engines and I have three kits sitting here ready to build. Sorry Dallas no new bucks from me. But hey the one I have built (DCC) is running well for its test on the 6" radius loop.


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            • #7
              Larry, I remember as a kid, my father showing us an article in a train magazine, of the very thing you speak of. It was an HO layout in a suite case.

              Built by a air flying business man. I think I was

              8 or 9. So roughly 53 or 54 years ago.... [:-moptop]


              Ted

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              • #8
                Very similar to the 50+ YO suite case layout...

                Moving pretty good for 9 Volts.....

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                Originally posted by Bernd


                I built a portable HOn30. Ok so it's the samller brother of O. The engine is battery powered. Here's the video.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PPK...yer_detailpage

                Bernd




                Ted

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                • #9
                  The N scale track oval is 19" X 22". It was used to bust balls for somebody that said you couldn't battery power an HOn30 engine. He never laid down any ground rules.

                  Smallest oval layout I saw was a 50 cent piece as the inner track and a rail for an outer track. Can't remember the scale though.

                  Bernd
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                  Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

                  New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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                  • #10
                    Many more engines did loops today. The little grandit line battery engines look right at home.

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                    • #11
                      Love it Larry, well done. There's no excuse for 'I don't have space'!

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                      • #12
                        That's cool, Larry. Every time I see something like this it gets my wheels turning on tiny portable layouts. Hmmm....
                        David Meek

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                        • #13
                          Very good Brudda!!!!

                          I knew you'd get the bug sooner or later.....

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                          • #14
                            Having fun with your Fast Tracks jig.

                            George
                            Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                            • #15
                              So...... all you need now is a pizza box.
                              Ron Newby

                              General Manager

                              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                              http://cvry.ca

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