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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2019 02:17 pm
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David Laughery
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Thanks, Marty.

Islands always seemed to be an ideal situation for industry, cargo in and out, and a railroad to move it all about.
As I think about it, in a large model railroad room a series of small layouts on islands would be fun to build.
Lots of boats and trestles over water to connect them.

I think Larry G. mentioned this concept, too.

Can you post any photos of your railroad?
I would be very interested to see what you are doing.

Regards, Dave L.


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I am getting ready to start work on the latest "Charles Fish Head Glue Co," layout.
 

I've finalized the plan (doodle) for the layout and rolled out some paper to see if it works in real size. 

I copy my turnouts on the copier and use them in the trial placement as I draw it all out.

My first impression is that I am going to need more than the 3x6 feet drawn on my doodle.

I am thinking that I will need closer to 4x7 feet.
 
 
Thanks for looking. 

Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2019 04:07 pm
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Hi David,

I started a thread on my railroad. 
I meant for it to go in this section but it ended up in the large scale area by mistake.
Hopefully they can move it over to here.

Regards, Marty


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Hi Marty,

I took a look at your thread and really like your work.
Is it large scale or maybe 7/8?
You should definitely share your expertise with plaster with us.

Thanks, Dave L.


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Dave, 4x7 is getting big, do you have the room for that size? It would be great if you do. Room for all your fine models.


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Larry, if I were to get my downstairs room back from my son the 4x7 would be no problem.
The room is 20x40 feet.
Presently all I can do is plot, plan, and doodle; and build models to use on it someday.
My list of projects is prodigious!

I like what you are doing on your expansion.
Keep those photos coming.

Regards, Dave L.


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Hi Dave,

My railroad is 7/8th scale. 
Will post some more photos of the plaster work.
Keep your designs coming - 4x7 will give your ships some room.

Cheers Marty


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Thanks, Marty. 

I once dabbled in 7/8 scale, but the room requirements were enormous.   
I had four cars and a caboose to go with it. 
They are all gone now, and I am happy in Gn15. 

Regards, Dave L.


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When I first got interested in Gn15 I started to keep a notebook of photos, articles,
and anything that interested me and could be used on my layout. 

Fifteen years later I have filled a three inch 3-ring binder almost to capacity.

General categories include locos and rolling stock, structures, scenery, layout scenes and plans, nautical subjects, aviation,
and just about anything else I think is unusual or just interesting.

I bet a lot of you do the same, too. 
Here is my notebook. 

Thanks for looking. 

Regards, Dave L.


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Finding sources for bits and fittings for my Gn15 engines is always a problem. 

One day at a train show I came upon a dealer,
who specialized in reproduction parts for Lionel, Ives, and American Flyer toy trains. 

To my delight I found these headlights which fit very well on my Gn15 engines. 
If you come across such a dealer check what he's got. 

I was able to replace the large plumbing fittings I was using as headlights,
with the Lionel one.

Thanks for looking. 

Regards, Dave L.


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