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 Posted: Sun Aug 4th, 2019 06:04 am
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W C Greene wrote: As I remember, Mr. Allen's first layout was a 4 by 6 footer,
and he incorporated it into the G & D.
Something to think about...


Most of the great layout builders started small.

I have always had the conflict,
of whether to build a toy train set, or a layout.

Now that I am fully making a home made layout,
I can't imagine even buying pre-made telegraph poles,
much less anything else.

It's gonna take time,
before even this tiny layout gets sorta finished.

Got a huge list of To Do's already,
more rolling stock - a steam loco - a grain elevator -
a gold mine - a engine house - a train station - etc.




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That's what makes this hobby so much fun...

there's always something to do!





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 Posted: Sun Aug 4th, 2019 02:06 pm
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Make as much as you can yourself.
Then you will have stuff that nobody else has and the fun of making it all with your own hands.
Of course there are some things that might need to be bought, but that's the hobby.
Have fun.

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Over the years my only "layout" was an oval,

and I admit to spending hours running,

I mean operating  :y:  my trains on that oval.


A lot of fun.

Regards, Dave L.


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It's been a while since I've posted.

Just not time or space to do train things.
I am still pondering a lot, and looking at everyone else's updates.


A couple weeks back I took some photos of a test I did,
to see how small a radius I could have for my little layout.

I placed some flex track on the table and used duct tape to hold it in down.

Then I took my current rolling stock and set it all on the track,
to see how it would sit on the track.

Based on this I realized I could go as small as 12" radius if I wanted to.















I've thought a lot about it and decided to go with 15" radius curves,
just in case I decide to use a larger loco later on.

Of course larger is like a 4-4-0, or something like that.
I won't be having anything really huge on this layout.


In other news.

A shipment of product arrived at the office and it was all in boxes,
with this really nice thin card stock laid underneath everything.

My thrifty model builder self decided,
I needed several sheets of this card stock for future structure builds.




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No idea where to post this, but I think it's really cool.


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A local model railroader was giving away stacks of old magazines.
My favorite mags come from the 60's - 80's, and these were all from around the 80's.

Now I am poring over them for structure and car plans.
I found a review of a board and batten barn kit in HO scale.

Since I like the general look of the structure, as a skinny tall barn, with a small side shed,
I just spent some time, mocking up some wall plans in PhotoShop.

Kind of excited to be building something again.
A quick screen shot of the plan.

I can print out 2 copies and get all the wall sections I need.
The front door and its upper window, won't be on the back though.







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Hi Traingeekboy

Looks like it could be a good barn build


Can you Post JPG or GIF images, rather than PNG ?


It is much better also, to upload images to your Freerails Members 'Gallery'

Your photos can then be Posted 'normally' from your 'Gallery'


'Attachments' sadly cannot be seen by Non-Members


Thanks.


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 Posted: Tue Mar 31st, 2020 06:04 pm
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I will try to do that.


I saw the widget for post an image,

and it was about 2 am here.  :P




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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2020 06:25 am
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Ok, I seem to have figured out how to use the 'Gallery',
just need to get a '.jpeg' next time.



Been looking at old photos,
to get dimensions for these super easy log car builds.

I also downloaded a link and pin era box car,
to get an idea of a 3' gauge frame.

I'm not sure if the scale is correct between the photo and the frame plan,
but I am getting close to making a design.







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Great move using the excellent FREE Freerails Members photo 'Gallery' Traingeekboy

I replaced the smaller 'thumbnail' with the full sized car image which you uploaded


Freerails is WYSIWYG when it comes to Posting just like a normal word processor


With photo thumbnails in your 'Gallery' just CLICK on them to ENLARGE then use COPY

The PASTED image then appears at the larger size like the one above now is


Do it a couple of times & you can soon do it with your eyes closed


:cool:


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