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  • The San Miguel Central RR

    "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."

    So, here I am. Finally...
    My journey in model railroading is a continuous one, and after building a layout in HOn3 the last couple of years, I've now jumped headfirst into the dark side of model railroading; On30!

    As some may know, I live in Sweden and work as an artist/cultural heritage consultant.
    My former freelanced layout: the Minturn-Kings divide & Eastern was a Colorado based empire built in HOn3.

    The turning point was a realization that even though my eyesight actually has improved , my fat fingers aren't getting any nimbler....
    A good friend of mine decided to dismantle his On30 layout and sell me a bunch of the stuff.
    How could I say no?
    So, with a MMI K-27, a Goose and a bunch of other On30 stuff, I'm going to rebuild my layout into a On30 layout.
    The new layout will be based on the south western part of the narrow gauge circle, and be named the San Miguel Central RR.
    So, if anyone has any good pointers on how to be successful in this new (to me) scale, please chime in!

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    Michael Graff

    "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

    Swedish custom model builder.

    http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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    Looking forward to the Tom Yorke Kit build!
    Jerry



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

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TRAINS1941 View Post
      Looking forward to the Tom Yorke Kit build!
      Thanks, me too!
      I've built it in HO:
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      Michael Graff

      "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

      Swedish custom model builder.

      http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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      • #4
        All I know is this is going to be a great adventure, I'm looking forward to it.

        The HO version of the kit looks fantastic.
        Ron Newby

        General Manager

        Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

        http://cvry.ca

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        • #5
          I anticipate seeing a lot of terrific modeling here.

          Mike
          _________________________________________________

          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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          • #6
            You've really set the bar with that HO model. Looking forward to seeing your O scale version.
            And nice large radius curves already available, so shouldn't have any troubles running trains.
            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

            https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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            • #7
              Your HO version looks phenomenal and can't wait to see what you do with the O scale.

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              • #8
                Michael, really impressive structure. Nice work. ~mike

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                • #9
                  Graffen, it appears to be a Tale of Two Scales as you transition to the dark side. Bon Voyage!

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                  • #10
                    Is that really a "good friend", encouraging you to move to the dark side?

                    Michael, your latest HO accomplishment is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing your On30 work.

                    George
                    The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                    • #11
                      Michael your Ho scale version looks amazing. I think your going to like
                      the O scale version even more so. great job!!
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • #12

                        First test of my K-27 #454.
                        It sure is big compared to the HOn3.....
                        Now it's time to rip out the HO and HOn3 and rebuild the layout to On30!
                        Michael Graff

                        "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

                        Swedish custom model builder.

                        http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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                        • #13
                          Micheal,

                          Great modeling and layout skills! Nice theme. I will be following.

                          Scott

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                          • #14
                            Can't wait to see this come to life in On30!
                            Jerry



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

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                            • #15
                              I got this Bachmann 4-6-0 in On30.

                              The plug between the locomotive and tender was broken (the wires were broken off...).

                              So after some repair work I tested it:

                              Michael Graff

                              "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

                              Swedish custom model builder.

                              http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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