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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #780 on: April 11, 2019, 06:57:46 PM »
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As @davefoxx points out, that was until D&RGW K-27 462 shat the proverbial bed last night...

Eh, the wonderful model is fine - only the decoder decided to blow up - easy-peasy fix. Not as if it threw a rod or something . . . The only pain is in the wallet  :)  The price we sometimes have to pay for cramming all those electronics doo-dads in our models.
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #781 on: April 11, 2019, 07:06:13 PM »
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Eh, the wonderful model is fine - only the decoder decided to blow up - easy-peasy fix. Not as if it threw a rod or something . . . The only pain is in the wallet  :)  The price we sometimes have to pay for cramming all those electronics doo-dads in our models.

Not even...  Getting a replacement board for free.  Helps to know folks!

Just hoping there's not a short elsewhere.
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #782 on: April 14, 2019, 10:31:20 PM »
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I spent the weekend at the Train Expo Colorado (TECO) show here in Colorado Springs with the SlimRail modular Colorado narrow gauge club.  I have been engaging in egregious acts of anachronism for which I am not the least bit repentant.  I got a great deal on a Blackstone diamond-stack Class 70 2-8-0.  Here she is on my home layout:





...and on one of our club modules:



And, much to @eric220 's delight, my love for the Colorado narrow gauge has bled over into the Colorado & Southern.  I now have five refrigerator cars, two of which are C&S (and lettered with the very early block C&S logo which just looks so railroady) even though there is very little photographic evidence of refrigerator car use on the RGS in my era (save for a few photos near Dolores on the part of the railroad I didn't model!).



Which makes me think about the old "Rule #1...It's my railroad!"  Yes it is.  I've seen Rule #1 used and abused beyond all plausibility.  And yet as I get deeper into this I find that there's a liberation behind it.  You know, I remember visiting Todd Treater's layout for the first time some 11 years ago; my first view of his Enola Yard full of NS, Conrail, Penn Central, and Pennsy all mixed together was like a "greatest hits" view of Pennsylvania railroading.  And yet he could just as easily operate in a single era.  Well...that's where I feel myself being pulled.  My layout's trackage can accommodate any 3-foot-gauge equipment that suits my fancy (even EBT?) but yet can revert to a very faithful representation of the RGS in a single era.  Rule #1 can be a slippery slope to confusion and implausibility, but it can--if used correctly--give you that warm feeling down there <ahem>.

Anyway, that new little diamond-stacked filly is destined to become Silverton Railroad Co. #100, the "Ouray."

http://www.narrowgauge.org/images/tkcok/mx00443.jpg
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #783 on: April 15, 2019, 11:18:48 PM »
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Here’s the current state of the layout. Ridgway in the foreground is unfinished. Ophir is in the back left corner, also unfinished. Bridge 45A is not visible from this angle...it’s behind the ridge on the peninsula.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #784 on: April 16, 2019, 08:59:42 AM »
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Well, guess it's time to start planning the next one.  :trollface:

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #785 on: April 16, 2019, 09:03:43 AM »
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That's a good looking, right size kind of layout right there. 
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #786 on: April 16, 2019, 09:19:33 AM »
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That's a good looking, right size kind of layout right there. 
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Yep!  This is why I pushed back on the suggestions to expand into the living space, adjacent rooms, a second deck, etc.
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #787 on: April 16, 2019, 09:22:07 AM »
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But you haven't ruled out poking through the wall and out into the yard yet!! :trollface:
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #788 on: April 16, 2019, 09:51:12 AM »
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But you haven't ruled out poking through the wall and out into the yard yet!! :trollface:

That would take a--dare I say--helix!   :trollface:
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #789 on: April 16, 2019, 10:11:28 AM »
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #790 on: April 16, 2019, 10:30:30 AM »
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^ I hope that helix meme is a banner... Moar Helix!!  :trollface:
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #791 on: April 16, 2019, 10:39:32 AM »
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^ I hope that helix meme is a banner... Moar Helix!!  :trollface:
It is! He's used it on me before and DKS did his thing with it
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #792 on: April 16, 2019, 10:52:04 AM »
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It is! He's used it on me before and DKS did his thing with it



That's a good looking, right size kind of layout right there. 

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #793 on: April 16, 2019, 12:33:35 PM »
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the wonderful thing about the railroad is
it looks more like you built it and then built the house around it
rather you had a room and made a railroad to fit in it
the blend is like a golden rule that nails it!


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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #794 on: April 16, 2019, 02:12:56 PM »
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That would take a--dare I say--helix! 
It was just a matter of time.