My Space 2.0

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My Space 2.0
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, April 14, 2019 11:07 AM

 I have been puzzled about where to put my tracks, so the gardener can still cut the grass

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, April 14, 2019 11:11 AM

I had this brainstorm today : 

 

lay the tracks aces outside the barrier.

 Now, to present this concept to my wife for ratification...

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:11 PM

A reasonable compromise!  Big Smile

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:36 PM

Now I know  you've got trouble, the layout's overflowing the train room and draining into the back yard!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:08 PM

Flintlock76

Now I know  you've got trouble, the layout's overflowing the train room and draining into the back yard!

 

 I've got so much already, and I never realized how much until we moved.

sheesh, I got a lot of stuff...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:15 PM

Penny Trains

A reasonable compromise!  Big Smile

 

I'm realizing also that the wood chips already have weed block underneath. Which means all I have to do is scoop off the wood chips where the track will lay, put down the track, and pour on the gravel.

Easy !!!

This will cut the track laying time down to a fraction of what it would otherwise have been.

I'm all about time savers !!!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, April 15, 2019 8:54 AM

Postwar Paul

 

 
Flintlock76

Now I know  you've got trouble, the layout's overflowing the train room and draining into the back yard!

 

 

 

 I've got so much already, and I never realized how much until we moved.

sheesh, I got a lot of stuff...

 

I know what you mean!  Next local train meet I'm going to try and unload some stuff to make room.  Things got a little out of hand, if you know what I mean.  Whistling

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:18 PM

Doh !!!!!

 

 

trying to rough out a track plan( and play trains),

the Rhatische Bahn  jack shaft electric decided to jump...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:24 PM

The little engine that can!!!

 

 Furka Oberalp rack engine can clime a 1 in 4 gradient. Could get interesting...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:31 PM

Blast from the past...

 

 

the Zillertal Bahn tank.

European narrow gauge to augment my Yank narrow gauge.

 Excited to get started !!!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:24 AM

 Here's what I have so far, if your interested 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:28 AM

 A layer of weed block and 2500 pounds of gravel

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:32 AM

 A huge tie replacement project is next

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:37 AM

 The center area will be cacti and desert plants

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:41 AM

 This is only Phase One, and switch on the back side will allow for expansion

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:46 AM

 Here's another proposed branch

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:46 PM

I know there are operational issues, but I kinda like the look of the track with the wonky ties.  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:55 PM

The funny thing about G is that there are many different scales manufactured for this gauge. In the old days, there was 1:22.5, 1:24, 1:29, and 1:32, and probably a lot more than that....

It settled into 2camps ; 1:20.3( 3 foot narrow gauge), and 1:29( standard gauge models. I love the narrow gauge, so I'm striving for 1:20.3.

I unofficially call my garden line the "P.N.G.".

Paul's narrow gauge

with narrow gauge, rickety track is acceptable...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:56 PM

 John Henry was a steel drivin' man...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, October 12, 2019 7:02 PM

 Accucraft 1:20.3 narrow gauge boxcar, and first 2 completed track sections. The weather and the elements will destroy the ties after a number of years. This is not my first rodeo....

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:36 PM

 I did not realize that this yard has a slope

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:40 PM

The summ it is in the back corner, which should make for interesting train handling

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:44 PM

 About 50% complete with the necessary tie replacement 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:49 PM

 I'll hit it again next weekend

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