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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2019, 03:44:44 PM »
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... But handlaying that much narrow gauge track... or any, for that matter... damn...


Make you some tie bed?  No tools, just glue the rail in. 8)
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2019, 03:48:39 PM »
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Make you some tie bed?  No tools, just glue the rail in. 8)

Already done that... quite some time ago. May do it again. But still... as much as I'm lovin' this little railroad, in the end it wouldn't scratch enough itches. So I've been tinkering around with a totally new track plan for my layout room--assuming I ever finish the house...

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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2019, 06:43:34 PM »
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If you're like me, the layout room will be finished first!
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2019, 01:57:01 AM »
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15 inch gauge in G scale would be close to HO, so it would be quite practical to model this.  Finding a G scale standard gauge boxcar might be difficult, though.  I don't even know if there's a formal gauge for G scale standard gauge.  One of the old tinplate gauges, probably.
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2019, 02:26:00 AM »
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Oh it would be cool, but I'm just daydreaming.

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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2019, 07:43:38 AM »
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If you're like me, the layout room will be finished first!

Ordinarily, yes. But owing to practical circumstances, it will likely be the last one finished.
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2019, 11:04:24 AM »
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The BR&W? I LOVE IT!!!

If you don't have the Atlas RS1s I've got the shells that are yours for the asking.

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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2019, 01:26:33 PM »
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The BR&W? I LOVE IT!!!

If you don't have the Atlas RS1s I've got the shells that are yours for the asking.

Thank you! Already got all four of the locos, plus the caboose. Bought them the instant they were released. Surprised and eternally grateful Atlas had the kahunas to do them.

Now I'm working on a plan to model #60...

 
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2019, 01:31:26 PM »
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Oh *****, yo, you gotta do this!  I only rode the BR&W once...a long time ago...but man, I'd love to see a DKS around-the-walls BR&W!!!

You gotta do this...for the sake of humanity!
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2019, 01:35:21 PM »
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Wow... and here I thought the notion of doing the BR&W would elicit snickers (and not the candy)...
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2019, 01:42:26 PM »
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Wow... and here I thought the notion of doing the BR&W would elicit snickers (and not the candy)...

I look at it this way...  So many of us have deep connections to a tourist operation of some sort.  I know @Ed Kapuscinski , @eric220 , myself, and others have Strasburg in our blood, @davefoxx has the Wilmington & Western DNA, you were weaned on the BR&W...  So why not model one of 'em?  Seriously. 

Follow your passion, man!  I was worried about the blowback on the board when I jumped prototype & scale, and maybe it took a little bit of time before folks came 'round, but when they saw what I saw in my mind's eye, it all made sense.  Same for you.  I don't think anyone here would ever give you crap for any choice.  You're the one who made Unitrack look like weed-choked Penn Central industrial trackage...surely you can demonstrate that the BR&W is something worth modeling!
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2019, 02:32:21 PM »
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Dooooooooooooooooo it!  I know very little about the BR&W, so this will be fun to follow along.   Maybe I need to head up there for an excursion this summer.

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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2019, 02:45:00 PM »
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  I don't think anyone here would ever give you crap for any choice.  You're the one who made Unitrack look like weed-choked Penn Central industrial trackage...surely you can demonstrate that the BR&W is something worth modeling!

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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2019, 02:47:06 PM »
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Wow... and here I thought the notion of doing the BR&W would elicit snickers (and not the candy)...
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Re: Micro-Diorama
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2019, 03:01:23 PM »
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Thanks, all for the awesome moral support! It goes a long way to helping me come to terms with my future layout plans.
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