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Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« on: January 13, 2020, 05:02:30 PM »
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I have quite a few old school N scale structures, pre-assembled, brightly colored, not quite to scale buildings that may or may not make it into the final scenery of the Retro Layout, so I'm thinking I'll use them as background noise for a Retro Fleet photo bed on which I can shoot my period rolling stock in a period setting...







Probably need something about 24" long and maybe a foot wide, with c80 hi rail track, some lichen bushes, and who knows... some sawdust grass.  We'll see how this goes.

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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 06:01:34 PM »
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I think everyone owns  the foundry building.

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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 06:07:27 PM »
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I've had 5 or six of them over the years.  I believe I have three in stock at the moment in varying stages of decay...

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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 10:43:15 PM »
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Well that Round Tuit finally showed up.


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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 11:38:57 PM »
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Wow a double-slip of what looks like 7.25" radius!   :D  Roco? Minitrix?
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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 11:48:00 PM »
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Well that Round Tuit finally showed up.

My RSDs are writhing with agony at that image.
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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 01:05:03 PM »
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Pretty sure it's a Minitrix.  But nothing says "Retro" n scale like tight curves, tall rails and a terminal track!

I laid it out on a painter's canvas (it was handy) but I have some scraps of plywood out in the garage that will ultimately become the base.  I have another 30 degree crossover or two, as well, so I'm toying with building a double TTrak module with a retro theme...  I'll have to tune up that old double slip to make sure it doesn't get me booted out of the club, though!

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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 06:40:40 PM »
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wow! you have uncovered the retro-jackpot...


even with all of my 1970-1994 HO stuff pale in comparison


great find!


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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 07:10:24 PM »
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Pretty sure it's a Minitrix.
A seller on eBay has a Minitrix double-slip switch listed with a 'buy it now' price of $55.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/N-Scale-Postage-Stamp-Minitrix-Electric-Double-Slip-Switch-Turnout-4968-/293055667492

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Re: Challenge #5 - Retro Fleet Photo Diorama
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 09:00:50 PM »
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And at that price, he probably had it a year ago, and will still have it a year from now.
No one will be mistaking that for a Shinohara or even a Kato switch which might be worth that much.

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