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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
                            "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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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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