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 Posted: Wed Sep 29th, 2010 04:59 am
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Greetings from Wisconsin, U.S.A.

My previous efforts are displayed in this form under the title of SDJR-USA.  This was my representation of the Wells branch as it might have developed if events had not taken the course they did.  I have learned a lot from observing form members work and have overcome the hesitancy to make a change in interests.

At this time I am in the planning stage for my new adventure in On30, and I think I have found an excellent combination of scale and gauge in this niche.  I have chosen to adopt a free-lance approach and have yet to determine mythology behind my new empire. 

What attracted me to On30 concept was the introduction by Bachmann of their ready to run version of Main’s Sandy River & Rangeley Lake’s 2-4-4 Forney locomotive.  

 

As much as I would like to be faithful to the ‘Maine 2 ft’ genre, at this point in my life (five decades of model railroading)… I now will readily accept the Bachmann’s 30 inch gauge offering of this two foot locomotive.  These locos will be the backbone of my new Great Shore Line.

Best regards to all....Larry

 



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 Posted: Wed Sep 29th, 2010 05:15 am
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As normal a great image, that's a fine looking loco, is it sound ?

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Hello Larry,

                  Welcome aboard the Forum. That is a very good-looking steam locomotive. I'll keep an eye-out for your future Posts,

                                                                                       Kind Regards,

                                                                                  Michael Thornberry.

PS:- Is there any river gold out your way? and rentable claims?

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Greetings:

The Bachmann loco is not a DCC or sound equipped model, being an 'old timer' DC wiring never has been a problem for me.  These ready to run products are far better then anything I could build from scratch.  Running quality is excellent and as you can see they look pretty good right out of the box.

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Greetings from Wisconsin:

First attempt at weathering with chalks (pastels).  This is a Bachmann 'ready-to-run' stock box car; I find the larger scale (On30) agreeable to my aging eyes. 




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Your layout looks a cracker!

Looking forward to seeing more pictures:thumbs



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Greetings again:

Layout is under going some major changes due to going from OO to On30.  I am trying to use a some of the existing track so I don't have to get into a major track laying and rewiring project.

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Hi Larry,

Welcome to a fellow A fellow On30 modeller from this side of the pond, here in London, England. Like you I feel the nice chunky 1/48, O scale is much kinder on the eyes. I have been collecting some of those green boxes lately.



At the moment they are collecting dust on top of the cupboards - life has got in the way of model railroading lately. Soon to see the light of day on our new logging layout. but first they will need a bit of bashing and detailing before being attacked with the airbrush, weathering powders and other substances to give them some age. They are a bit too clean straight out of the box!



I also plan to bash some OO/HO stuff to On30. This little fellow below might make the transition from OO to On30 with a bit of work with the razor saw and the addition of a new cab and Americanised fittings - should be interesting...



I look forward to seeing your layout conversion - an interesting idea.

Ralph ;-)




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Greetings Ralph:

Back about thirty years ago a fellow modeller I knew back in Chicago converted his HO scale layout to his own scale that used the 16.5 mm track gauge as being 3 feet.  I can't recall exactly the scale dimensions it work out to be but it was smaller then American O and seemed larger then S gauge.  He used most of the existing track from the HO layout and never replaced the HO scale ties (sleepers) with larger ones.  It never appeared to be strange or out of scale, maybe because the track was heavily weathered.  As I tend to view my layouts from just about eye level I will see if I can reconcile the track difference psychology.

Larry

 

 



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FIRST RUN over the line with Locomotive No. 25, it is seen here approaching what will be the Tilbee Road Station. 



Locomotive No. 25

The Bachmann locomotive performs well on the Peco Code 75 track, switches and slip switches.   

Larry  


 




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Nice shot, Larry.  :thumbs   I've just done a shelf layout with Code 75.  Not for the faint hearted exclam:    It does look good, though.  Well worth the effort - especially narrow gauge.



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Getting back! “A lengthy dissertation that may be of little or no interest to the active modeler.”

‘Due to circumstance beyond my control’ I have had an imposed absent from the YMR forum and my ‘little empire’ the layout...due to family illness and business issues.  I will spare you the details as I am sure that their description will not bring anything new to anyone who lives the average man’s life.

I have had to make the hard choice between spending more time with my psychiatrist or more time with my hobby to regain some balance in my life.  We both agreed (my psychiatrist & I) that I was most likely beyond psych reclamation and I had a better chance of benefit from working on my hobby.

In my last posting which was back in September I aired a plan to develop my new layout as an out-growth or conversion from my S&DJ-USA, OO scale …In retrospect if I had the time to start over I would now construct a modular layout, a small section at a time as seen done here by so many builders.

But…I have returned to the plywood dragon in my basement and will attempt to convert from OO to On30 without total demolition.  The first problem I am working on is adjusting track to allow clearances for the larger On30 locomotive.  As I had a completely proven electrical system I did not want to start ripping out track…so I have carefully lifted it and move it around to create the space required for the larger equipment.


On30 equiptment on newly spaced Peco code 75 track.

In my remarks last year I spoke of wanting to use ‘forced perspective’ to create depth and this seems to work well for a high level layout like mine.  Pictured are examples of an H.O. scale building as seen from my operating level view





 


Actual mock-up from previous pictures.  Using smaller scale buildings close to the track makes little difference to the eye when view from level position.

 
My first attempt at creating a land contour.

I have set an agenda and hope to be able to make some measurable progress in the next few weeks and will post my trails and tribulations.

 



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Love the rocks, Larry.  :thumbs



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Some very nice pictures there Larry. Looking forward to more as and when you have them to show us.



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I'm glad to see your back at it again Larry. I do like those rocks you have there. Did you make them from molds or what?

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Hi Wayne:

Digging around in some old boxes I found these poly-form expanded mouldings that I  must of purchased at least twenty years ago.  They are rigid measuring 12"X12" and cut very clean.











I wouldn't doubt that Walthers or other supplies are offering these today.  I hope to go at that corner of the layout this week, but honestly scenery work is not my favorite thing.

Larry




 



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Looks fantastic so far. I shall enjoy seeing this develop.
Stirling work so far Sir!

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Thanks Larry, I haven't seen anything like that, but will keep my eye out for it. It sure looks good on your layout.

Scenery can be fickly I know, but stick with it a little at a time and you will be surprised how good it will look. Scenery really brings the railway into reality.

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Wayne thanks for encouragement...will post my progress.

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'Continuing with clearances'

Pictured below is what I call the 'other end' of the layout.  This is were trains will terminate, unloading and picking up passengers from the ferry service on the river to be to the right of the picture, thus...'Great Shore Line.'  


This area before being re-spaced for On30 was an eight track yard.  Now it will serve as passenger station for the ferry transfer.


This is more of the view that I would like to develop.  I have always like the high level platforms of British stations and have salvaged a couple of the Ratio OO for use here.  More to come....Larry






 



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