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« on: April 10, 2005, 05:43:22 PM »

so i have a 3.5' x 6' n scale model train set, finally got the tracks wired, and this is my present to myself, my birthday was friday, it's a passenger loco by Athearn, the markings are from the "coaster" , a San Diego commuter train, but i am going to repaint it, probably just silver, not sure.

let's see if html  works here, ok i get it, awesome, here's the loco=

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2005, 03:41:03 AM »

We need a picture of your entire layout.

My Dad has been working one in his free time.  N scale as well.  He has me buying stuff off of ebay for him.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2005, 02:08:38 PM »

I had a pretty elaborate HO scale layout about 10 years ago.  Kids, life got in the way.  Too many other hobbies too.  Still have all the rolling stock and some of the buildings.  Put the layout in storage and the rats decided it looked like a nice place to live.

Keep thinking of putting a shelf loop around my office and running it....

Well maybe someday.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2005, 05:32:58 PM »

N-scale?

Ok.  Needs to be steam.  A Pennsy HH1 or HH2 Mallet 2-8-8-2, as purchased by Pennsy from Norfolk & Western in the 1940's (no Belpaire firebox) steaming through town:


Impressive beasts, those Mallets:



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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 06:23:52 PM »

"We need a picture of your entire layout."

heheh, ok well this needs to be upfated, but here's the gallery=

http://sftrance.com/images/galleries/trainset/index.html

its been changed around a bit, and imporved since the last update

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 06:25:04 PM »

steam in n scale? with real steam (well, fake steam)

sounds pretty cool, nice setup!

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005, 07:39:22 PM »

I keep telling myself that I am NOT going to get into model railroading.

I'm afraid it's a freaking losing battle.

My Grandfather was a PRR conductor for years, many of them out of the Enola yards. I'd LOVE to make a partial mockup of the Enola yards in their heyday, but I'm afraid that it would mean surrendering virtually all of my basement.
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2005, 02:16:36 AM »

My brother had an extensive N Guage setup some years ago. He and my father were the loco-nuts, me not so much. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2005, 05:33:27 AM »

My dad and uncle are O Gauge/Lionel freaks. Like dinosaur, my brother is into them as well. I always wanted to peek into my dad's gun cabinet rather than his train closet. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2005, 05:40:14 AM »

I see the car next to the locomotive in your pic has derailed.Shocked

Where's all the SD70M's? That's what I drive at work. I know, not as glamorous as steam.

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2005, 05:57:07 AM »

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I keep telling myself that I am NOT going to get into model railroading.
Every once in a while, I have the same arguement with myself.  I don't consider myself a big railroad fan, but I do enjoy watching them go buy if I'm stuck close to the front of a crossing.  

Several years ago (at least 10), I got to catch the last run of a local (SW VA) steam engine.  That was really cool.  The drive wheels of this beast were taller than me.  

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2005, 06:41:18 AM »

"Every once in a while, I have the same arguement with myself.  I don't consider myself a big railroad fan, but I do enjoy watching them go buy if I'm stuck close to the front of a crossing."

Let us never speak of this subject again, then.

The last time that happened, we both ended up with AR-15s.

I STILL don't know how in the hell I ended up with an AR-15!
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2005, 07:44:59 AM »

No, I have an AR-15, you have part of one. Tongue

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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2005, 01:43:08 PM »

Nice looking stuff.  I had a big HO layout when I was younger.  I took it apart to get the space back, but I still have all of the cars, tracks, buildings and other assorted junk that made it's way on there.  I had quite a few cars - some day I'll have to take them out just to look at them.  It's a lot of fun if you've got the time, space and money.
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2005, 06:28:15 AM »

I bought some HO stuff awhile back and now have part of it for sale. You guys are welcome to look here: http://www.derbyfals.com/deals.htm

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