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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #270 on: April 17, 2019, 08:55:02 AM »
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Sabillasville is awesome idea !


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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #271 on: April 17, 2019, 12:14:14 PM »
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Thanks.  I'll be fudging it a bit with the double track thing, but the concrete ballasted underpass will lend itself nicely to the project without requiring any special trackwork.  I always liked the sign panels in that bridge.


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« Reply #272 on: April 17, 2019, 05:43:40 PM »
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Sabillasville is awesome idea !


All right!  Lee's favorite paint scheme!  :trollface:

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #273 on: April 17, 2019, 05:57:30 PM »
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All right!  Lee's favorite paint scheme!  :trollface:

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #274 on: April 17, 2019, 06:27:16 PM »
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #275 on: April 17, 2019, 08:24:28 PM »
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All right!  Lee's favorite paint scheme!  :trollface:
Can't believe it's not either one of these:




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« Reply #276 on: April 17, 2019, 10:02:47 PM »
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #278 on: April 18, 2019, 06:21:45 PM »
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Wait a minute Mr. Postman...

This nostalgia kick may have gone too far...
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #279 on: April 18, 2019, 07:18:09 PM »
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Wait a minute Mr. Postman...

This nostalgia kick may have gone too far...

Ahhhahahaha! Got bit really bad, huh?
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« Reply #280 on: April 25, 2019, 12:44:37 AM »
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Ahhhahahaha! Got bit really bad, huh?

It bit me too...I found a set of 4 for 40 bucks and couldn't resist. They're all club cars but I don't recall what the set had in it and it does run...a but balky...but it runs. It's in the bin with the MinitrainS HOn30 diesel and mine cars  of the same vintage that will get a clean up and lube eventually.
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« Reply #281 on: April 25, 2019, 03:16:54 AM »
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I just knew if I stuck with the old stuff, it would eventually come back to popularity. 40 years isn't that bad.

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« Reply #282 on: April 25, 2019, 09:06:47 AM »
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It bit me too...I found a set of 4 for 40 bucks and couldn't resist. They're all club cars but I don't recall what the set had in it and it does run...a but balky...but it runs. It's in the bin with the MinitrainS HOn30 diesel and mine cars  of the same vintage that will get a clean up and lube eventually.
I bet that's the same set I let go by without a second bid...  Was it complete in the box with track etc?  I was slobbering over that the whole time it was on the block...

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #283 on: April 25, 2019, 09:13:44 AM »
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An Amtrak set, the later version with the movable pantographs, was my first passenger set.  I was actually disappointed at the time, because what I really wanted was that B&O Rivarossi set that I finally pieced together earlier this year...  It was a big disappointment, partly because my layout was decidedly not the NEC, partly because I wasn't sure how I felt about a cab car instead of a locomotive, and thirdly, in the classic Bachmann tradition, the frickin' thing didn't work.  Like, at ALL. 
As a 12 year old, not well versed in the fundamentals of warranty statements, or in the finer points of locomotive maintenance and repair, I took the engine apart, lost the parts, neglected to make a note of how to put it back together...  total disaster.  Couldn't make it go, couldn't return it.

I ended up experimenting with the coaches, one I painted blue to make it into a commuter car for some freelance concept I had concocted, the others I tried to bash into an Amfleet car by cutting the cab end off of one and grafting the flush end from the other to it.  Another disaster.  The only thing that survives are a few sections of the 9.75" 45 degree track sections and a stray truck from one of the coaches.

I think the only body style Bachmann made was the club car, I haven't seen any others in my searches.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #284 on: April 26, 2019, 03:44:37 PM »
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It bit me too...I found a set of 4 for 40 bucks and couldn't resist. They're all club cars but I don't recall what the set had in it and it does run...a but balky...but it runs. It's in the bin with the MinitrainS HOn30 diesel and mine cars  of the same vintage that will get a clean up and lube eventually.

Fun fact. For the first couple of months of service they ran like that: all cafes or 1st class cars. This is while the coaches were still going through acceptance testing but the other cars were ready.