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  • #16
    Steve, that's some great looking trackwork!

    What structures are you planning for this? And how many can you fit in 2' X 8'? (I've never worked with O, so it's hard for me to "guesstimate" how much can be put in a given area.)

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    • #17
      Paul: That site is part of http://www.hon30.com but I don’t see a link to the Dunkirk project on that page. BTW Hon30 is a good source of inspiration for On30 projects. As far as handlaying vs. flextrack, I’m not crazy about Peco track. If you can get the ME flextrack, you still have to handlay the turnouts or modify commercial ones. It really is a personal preference. I definitely would recommend that everyone handlay at least a foot or 2 of track just to see if you like it.

      Mike: Structures are going to be interesting. There’s a single track engine shop, 4 cabins, a water tank, a cook house, 4 small assorted buildings, the dock, and the log dump with a steam donkey. Also there’s a carpenter shop on wheels that will sit on the track by the engine shop. I have 2 of the cabins done, and have started on the water tank. The carpenter shop will be from B.T.S. Looks like everything else will be scratchbuilt.
      Cheers,

      Steve

      San Juan Lumber Company

      Niagara Frontier Traction Company

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      • #18
        Steve , thanks for the great pics and ideas . Very inspiring and will be of great help to me when I proceed with my diorama .Gonna try hand laying ...maybe even more than 1 or 2 feet . Turnouts ...weeellllll

        TERRY

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        • #19
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          Originally posted by On30fan


          Paul: That site is part of http://www.hon30.com but I don’t see a link to the Dunkirk project on that page. BTW Hon30 is a good source of inspiration for On30 projects. As far as handlaying vs. flextrack, I’m not crazy about Peco track. If you can get the ME flextrack, you still have to handlay the turnouts or modify commercial ones. It really is a personal preference. I definitely would recommend that everyone handlay at least a foot or 2 of track just to see if you like it.

          Mike: Structures are going to be interesting. There’s a single track engine shop, 4 cabins, a water tank, a cook house, 4 small assorted buildings, the dock, and the log dump with a steam donkey. Also there’s a carpenter shop on wheels that will sit on the track by the engine shop. I have 2 of the cabins done, and have started on the water tank. The carpenter shop will be from B.T.S. Looks like everything else will be scratchbuilt.



          Thanks for the link. Keep us informed if you notice any updates.
          SierraWest is coming out with some O scale kits. Maybe he will have something you can use. He has great detail parts.

          Paul B

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          • #20
            I've been drooling over the SW detail parts, and I love that boiler house. It's already got a spot picked out on a new layout I'm planning for sometime in 2006 if I get this one to where I want it by then.

            Has anyone got a source for a well detailed vertical boiler donkey? I know of the one from Ian Linday but it's sold out.
            Cheers,

            Steve

            San Juan Lumber Company

            Niagara Frontier Traction Company

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            • #21

              Steve,

              Since SW has bought out & now producing the C.H.B. Models line, maybe Brett will come out with a detailed vertical boiler donkey. If they do, it will be a well detailed, nice one!!

              Paul

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