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 Posted: Tue Oct 20th, 2020 01:56 am
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Hi Wes  :cb:


Sounds to me like your Misses knows her stuff !  ???  [whack]


If the dude is 6' tall in 1:24 ... Sounds like a winner to me !  :thumb:

Does it look like he can get in & drive the railtruck ?  L:

He needs to use the steering-wheel easily.  :P


In my 1:24n3 incarnation some years back ...  :time:

... I used 1:24 scale 'Tamiya' Rally Mechanics.  :cool:


They are the right height ...

... but are all on VERY low-cal. diets !!  :shocked:


:java::moose:


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 Posted: Tue Oct 20th, 2020 02:28 am
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We decided to move the space for the layout north,
so I really get almost 14' x 30'
 
The north edge will be adjacent to a new shed,
I am building to look like an old freight shed.

The south border will be pink muhly grass,
that will cast a shadow on the layout in the right season.

South will be flagstone.

And the water feature will share the back corner with the layout.


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 Posted: Tue Oct 20th, 2020 03:02 am
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I was originally thinking the railcar was based on a Model-A front end.


With some research, found that it should be a Pierce-Arrow,

which was a lot wider than a Model-A.


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Getting closer to move-in.

Anxious to start collecting free rock and concrete blocks found on Facebook marketplace.



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Big day:

I'm going to collect 8x8x8 blocks for the first phase of the layout,
which is a basic ham-shaped loop.

I found these blocks on Facebook Marketplace.
Rough (split) rock on two sides as they were designed as corner blocks.

I've also decided to make the layout Alphabetically Ambiguous, F,G,H, and whatever 16mm is called,
just for the fun of it, and so I can have my live steam friends as guests.


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104 blocks collected, placed and leveled for phase one.


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It seems that 'scale' can get kind of fuzzy sometimes.

I have several AHM HO MDTs where the cab is closer to O scale than HO. 
Heck, I could probably get away using one on my 1/35 scale layout without alterations.

To me at least it seems that 'G scale' gets even more fuzzy. 
I have a few 45mm gauge pieces that all have some differences in 'scale'
depending on which ruler I am using.

As Ron White (comedian) says;
"I'm 5'9" to 6'3" depending on which convenience store I'm leaving."




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That G-scale fuzzyness was started by LGB itself,
when they adapted 2'6", Meter and 3' prototypes to 45mm gauge track.

For example, the 'Stainz' (2'6") is somewhere in the 1:16 range,
The 'Booth-Kelly Lumber Company' model is 1:24,
and then that hilarious SR&RL (2') blown up to match the remainder of the range.


Only Bachmann supplied almost true-to-proportion models,
with their 'Big Haulers' in F-scale (1:20.3).


And don't forget all that standard-gauge stuff scaled to that crappy 1:27 - 1:29,
instead of 1:32, only to match the narrow gauge models.
(I know that there existed 'standard gauge' 1:27 2" gauge long ago)




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I have some Bachmann livery, like the LYN.
She looks great with a wide variety of 'wagons'.
 
And I'm really tempted by several of the 16mm loco from PDF,
(dare I say, downright cute)
and I have friends with 16mm steam and such.

All of the buildings will be scratch-built,
so I will aim to let topography help me scale.
I may end up with scaled sections.

It will be a pleasant challenge to blend scales,
and still have some fidelity, and think doable.

I am going for the wider tie spacing, narrow gauge tie strips.


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 Posted: Wed Dec 16th, 2020 10:54 pm
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Latest efforts, put a piece of landscape timber in blocks as attachment point.
While not pressure treated, dry climate will keep these intact for many years.

Phase 2 passing siding is laid in. Budget calls for a loop this year.

Rocks on the tops of blocks are actually wedging wood in place,
until construction adhesive dries.





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