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 Posted: Sat Nov 19th, 2011 11:49 pm
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With the recent move to a small house sitting on a 1/2 acre lot, plans are being made for a 1:20n3 mining layout. Unlike most large scalers who want to run Big Boys or six axle diesels running around large radius curves, my engines and freight cars will be of the tiny, four wheel variety pulling short trains of ore from a mine to a transfer point around tight curves where the ore will be dumped into a few standard gauge ore cars connecting to the outside world. The primary focus will be running a simple little ore train through and around real vegetation outdoors.

An example from an outdoor railroad forum where I'm a member:




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 Posted: Sun Nov 20th, 2011 02:49 am
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Dwayne,
What forum and thread is that pic from?
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 Posted: Sun Nov 20th, 2011 03:41 am
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Don, sent you a PM.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 20th, 2011 10:49 pm
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And...a reminder that tonight 11/20/11 at 9PM Central US time, the live chat will begin. Narrow gaugers are welcome, scales from Z to 1:1...check it out..
Woodie


Pardon the "off topic" post. Back to Narrow Gauge Themes.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 21st, 2011 02:45 am
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1:20.3 is pretty awesome. If only it weren't freezing for over half the year here in Denver... :cool:

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fellers..

My take is that I want to model some "scene"..A place where the atmosphere is so....this is not to say...a specific place on the face of the world...

I pick and choose..from the world of NG trains for rolling stock and Lokeys..all freelance..

specifically for the nitpickers noses...

Currently me...1/2 n 18"..I have refined into one scale ..maybe several gauges ..but the 1/2 n is very interesting to me..I make it all..so gauge does not matter ...I use "O" scale athern freight car wheels for 16.5 inchers in 1/2 "...drill holes in them..at will ..

A canal...mission revival buildings..dock...minimalist..do whot I want / when i want...and enjoy the process instead of a life long mission to make the monument..which gets torn out in a day after the widder gets possession..that is sad..:time:




Woodie..I have long admired your outside railway..1:35th is very good..yours especially..you are gettin er done..good for you..I come here to check up on you time to time...




Charley Lix , Sparks , Nevada



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Charley, I have heard of you before and admire your work. Thank you for the kind words. I know what you mean about different "ideas" coming together, that's what I do. I have a "US built Garratt" which was once used on a Mexican mining road and now hauls ore in NM. It still has Euro-style buffers. Yep,the kickers have had fun with that one but I know that it is only "Garratt envy" so I run my lokie and don't worry about the consequences.
To butcher an old saw-"'Tis better to have built and screwed up than to never have built at all."
And on the subject of club layouts, Duane is right. At one show's layout tour, we walked out of a "magnificant" club's layout after a short visit and stayed a couple of hours at some fellow's 4 by 8 On30 layout. The club was trying to please everybody (except us) and the On30 guy was having fun and we did also. The theme was "I can do whatever I want" and it worked beautifully.
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 Posted: Sat Dec 17th, 2011 02:35 pm
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W.C . fellers..

Thanks back to you..I haven't done ought of note in some time...dabbling in HO...and garden scales..mostly... dabbling...the new effort is upon consolidation...

I have a new start...A great thing..I was hidebound...gridlock...

In the fullness of time..I will post the Excelsior railway...as it comes along..it will be awhile before I can get started on modeling..this year./ spring/ summer fer sure...

I am motivated...and enthusiastic..and having the muse...maybe sooner than later...

The new effort is to be 1/2 n xx...a nice scale for inside...along the lines of "G" n whatever...it is good...I prefer 1/2 nxx..only personal preference..

The fellows using 16.5 mil track have it pretty good now too..the Bachman four wheel side rod dizzle quite the thing for making a 1/35 th or "G" n whatever...

Seems like..{results shew!..} that the gap between 1/48th and 1/35th is fine enough that your stuff on 1/35 th really makes the cut..

I really hate messing with mechs made by some en gineer somewhere with the mysteries inherent...you seem to be able to mangle the bachman stuff at will..I have little luck...I like simplicity. Even I , can do that..moo hahhahah:wave:



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Charley--

Go for it!

I look forward to what both you and Dwayne have in mind--simplicity works especially in the larger scales, where the eye cannot take in the whole scene in one blink. Works out to be the same amount of work, I think, because more time can be put on detail on a specific piece (if desired).

Please don't forget us when it comes to picture time--


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 Posted: Sun Dec 18th, 2011 03:39 am
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Herb , WC  , fellers...


Pitchers need go on another...{photo bucket  ish thing }  to then load here...?

I will figger it out..thanks





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