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hello all,
my name is kevin, im located(now) in chambersburg pa, formally of mclean va, ive recently decided to get back into ho scale, i forgot how costly this hobby is >:(.anyway. im taking a bold new approch to to my layout of the w&od railroad,for the ones that dont know, it was a shortline that ran though
northern va from 1847-1968/69. im modeling it after its later , and final years, 65-68. due to space restrictions, i will be mounting my layout on a shelving
that will run around the walls of one room, this is still in its planning stages. i hope to start building the shelving in week or to.

kevin

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Welcome aboard Kevin!  We have tons of DC area residents here, and so your W&OD layout will be of great interest.  Feel free to post early an doften, and don't forget the pictures, plans, etc.  These guys may run you through a wringer from time to time, but they really want you to succeed!
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Nice! It's great to have you.

Too bad VARR Alex doesn't actively hang out around here much any more, he was really into the W&OD too.

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Welcome.  Sure weird how people move around.  I was born in Chambersburg and now live in Camp Springs, MD.  I do remember seeing portions of the W&OD years ago when I first came to the DC area.  Lots of luck and keep up posted on your layout.

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hello all,
my name is kevin, im located(now) in chambersburg pa, formally of mclean va, ive recently decided to get back into ho scale, i forgot how costly this hobby is >:(.anyway. im taking a bold new approch to to my layout of the w&od railroad,for the ones that dont know, it was a shortline that ran though
northern va from 1847-1968/69. im modeling it after its later , and final years, 65-68. due to space restrictions, i will be mounting my layout on a shelving
that will run around the walls of one room, this is still in its planning stages. i hope to start building the shelving in week or to.

kevin

It is a neat prototype to model. Do it as it currently is - a bike trail and you'll save a lot of money. You can have a model figure showing my son crashing off the trail.

Or better yet, model it when it was the AL&H during the ACW in O Scale.  SMR Trains is going to release the Clark, which I believe was a former AL&H loco.


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heck yeah!
i like the bike trail idea. no track. no cars,  ;D

kevin

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lol, welcome!

I was born and raised in the DC area and have always some interest in the local railroads, even though my heart is in the coal country where my grandparents lived.

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Where was the line/terminal in Rosslyn? My sister lives there and I'll be in the vicinity for her graduation on Thursday.
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Where was the line/terminal in Rosslyn? My sister lives there and I'll be in the vicinity for her graduation on Thursday.

One of the advantages of most of the line being a bike trail is the fact that it's still easy to "railfan" - and at least research the route if not the trains!

For the station at Rosslyn, see:

 http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=24926

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Nice! It's great to have you.

Too bad VARR Alex doesn't actively hang out around here much any more, he was really into the W&OD too.

It IS too bad isn't it?  You folks surely missed my witty banter and insightful industry insider knowledge, right? :P

Ah, the W&OD, one of Virginia's biggest missed oportunities and shortsighted decisions.  So typical for this region, tbh.

While I do have some knowledge on the W&OD's history (and at least one good source book on the subject), most of my own modeling efforts were tied to the fictional Virginia Atlantic RR (VARR), of which the W&OD and it's trackage was a psudo-fictional shortline subsidiary, given that my modeling efforts were of the late 70's, 80's era (with some flex of course, not much of a detail/rivetcounter guy), a time long past the W&OD's dissolution. 

I'll have to go find my old modeling archive, and see if I still have any of my W&OD equipment shots, think I had a few Boxcars, an Ortner, and.....at least one SD9 if I recall.  All 100% fictional (the real thing ran precious little tbh) of course, with a protolanced combined "real" logo and additional freelanced elements.
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I was born and raised in the DC area

I feel sorry for you.
Thanks much,
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Re: new member/ washington old dominion railroad in layout in development
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2010, 06:12:48 PM »
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I was born and raised in the DC area

I feel sorry for you.

Lol. why?

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Re: new member/ washington old dominion railroad in layout in development
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2010, 06:49:54 PM »
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Too many people for one thing, too many elected folks for another.
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Re: new member/ washington old dominion railroad in layout in development
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2010, 11:08:05 AM »
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Too many people for one thing, too many elected folks for another.

Deep.

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Re: new member/ washington old dominion railroad in layout in development
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2010, 11:46:47 PM »
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Too many people for one thing, too many elected folks for another.

Stop sending the idiots to us and DC won't be so bad off. Seriously, everyone loathes the District because of the politics, why do you keep voting them in?

Back to the W&OD... with Bachmann's 44-tonner and the announced 70-tonner, it could be done in N scale and, of course, you could fit more of it into your limited space.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2010, 11:54:36 PM by sirenwerks »
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