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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #705 on: August 24, 2017, 01:30:14 AM »
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #706 on: August 24, 2017, 01:52:15 AM »
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PRR and Nn3:  Didn't they own a narrow gauge line in Ohio?  And they interchanged with the East Broad Top.  You could have both gauges, even on a shelf layout.
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #707 on: August 24, 2017, 02:08:11 AM »
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Maybe you'll choose to rein it in a little and just model a piece of the PRR rather than the transcon?

Don't think that thought hasn't occurred. It's actually very tempting. Every time I start down that train of thought, I can't help but feel that I'm abandoning what has been one of the longest and most enjoyable creative endeavors I've ever undertaken. Add to that the fact that I really like the operating scheme that I came up with for the current layout, and want to do my best to fully realize it on the next one, the proto/fantasy decision kind of makes itself. If I'm reduced to a bedroom, I'll probably go full proto, but so long as I have the room, Transcontinental PRR 2.0 it shall be!

PRR and Nn3:  Didn't they own a narrow gauge line in Ohio?  And they interchanged with the East Broad Top.  You could have both gauges, even on a shelf layout.

I do plan on both gauges on the same layout, but in Colorado in Clear Creek Canyon.
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #708 on: August 24, 2017, 05:16:29 PM »
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I'm thinking between your house situation and the climate, it's time to go full garden railroading.  Fn3 DSP&P FTW!

Um, duh!  :D

There is a plan unfolding for exactly that. Talk about expensive, though! It may have to wait a bit.
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #709 on: August 24, 2017, 05:28:54 PM »
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Um, duh!  :D

There is a plan unfolding for exactly that. Talk about expensive, though! It may have to wait a bit.

Yeah, that about killed me.  If it weren't for a generous track donation from @rswinnerton the G scale RGS would never have been.
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #710 on: September 28, 2017, 08:30:50 PM »
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Guess I never updated here, but we pulled our offer on that house.  Evidence of gremlins started showing up, the last straw of which was when a tape measure penetrated over a foot into a crack in the driveway where there was evidence of water undermining.

We're in the midst of negotiating on another place.  They're asking more than we can really afford, but we're hoping they can be negotiated down.  This is far from a done deal, but it's hard not to get our hopes up.  Footnote, the available space for a new railroad is approximately 19' x 26'.

We're getting serious about trying to move our place.  We've got an open house on Sunday, and in preparation, I'm securing all the valuables from the layout.



That's the last train in the station.

I'm going to leave a modern NS loco and a train of Kato stacks just so the layout isn't completely bare, but by Sunday, there will be no trace of the PRR left on the layout.

By the way, if anyone is looking for a ~2,000 sq ft 3 bed/2 bath in the San Francisco east bay, I've got one available with an N scale layout already installed!
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #711 on: September 29, 2017, 02:39:46 AM »
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By the way, if anyone is looking for a ~2,000 sq ft 3 bed/2 bath in the San Francisco east bay, I've got one available with an N scale layout already installed!

Shall we move this thread to the Trading Post then?   :D 

Good luck on the revised house hunt.


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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #712 on: September 29, 2017, 11:19:02 AM »
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Shall we move this thread to the Trading Post then?   :D 

Good luck on the revised house hunt.

I'm kinda glad to hear this, because the other space kinda seemed like a bummer. The new option sounds quite good.

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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #713 on: September 29, 2017, 12:09:41 PM »
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I believe the narrow gauge owned by PRR in Ohio was the Ohio River & Western, ran around the Cambridge/Zanesville area of Eastern Ohio.  There is a book about the RR, cannot remember the name of the book.  later, Craig

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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #714 on: September 29, 2017, 01:51:11 PM »
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The PRR also owned the Washington & Waynesburg, a 3' gauge railroad south of Pittsburgh.
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #716 on: December 10, 2017, 05:01:50 AM »
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Well, for better or worse, the deed is done. We signed the paperwork today on a full price offer plus a little bit, and within 32 days, the Transcontinental PRR must come down, and the room’s walls patched and painted. It’s been a good run.
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #717 on: December 10, 2017, 05:03:01 AM »
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Congratulations on the next step!
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #718 on: December 10, 2017, 06:45:14 AM »
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Re: The Transcontinental PRR
« Reply #719 on: December 10, 2017, 08:00:41 AM »
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Well, for better or worse, the deed is done. We signed the paperwork today on a full price offer plus a little bit, and within 32 days, the Transcontinental PRR must come down, and the room’s walls patched and painted. It’s been a good run.

Congrats!

Looking forward to seeing what comes next  ;)