Seeking pictures of hi-rail or”toy” layouts

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, June 07, 2018 5:38 PM

traindaddy1

Firelock76...OGR forum: "mean streak" ? Thought I was the only one that had that impression.

 

Traindaddy, you ain't the only one.  I've looked in there (the OGR) forum and just don't want to get involved.  Other CTT "Forumites" seem to have gotten the same impression.  I can't give you specific examples of various posters here but a lot have come away from the OGR forum  with a bad taste in their mouths.

I kind of get the impression the folks over there consider it a closed club and only a select few are invited in. Some of the statements made there go far beyond good-natured ribbing between friends. And I think a lot of those boys take this stuff WAY too seriously. Thank goodness it's not the same here.

It's too bad, I've been an OGR reader for a good ten-plus years and find the magazine very well-done and enjoyable.  I don't subscribe myself, I get it at my LHS.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, June 07, 2018 5:42 PM

I just watched your video Becky, it's hysterical!  Well done!

Although I'm a little disappointed some of those Daleks didn't get a well-deserved flattening by Mighty 2035.

Wayne

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, June 07, 2018 7:41 PM

Did you notice one of the locos was a 2018?  Wink

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:49 PM

Yes, even though it came and went very quickly.  I've got a 2018 myself, great little puller, mine'll do 13 modern production cars plus a caboose (Lionel, MTH, Atlas) with no trouble at all.

I don't run it all the time, it's the replacement for the 2018 I had as a boy that I gave to my then 12 year old nephew at Christmas 2008.   Even though I had newer and fancier engines I still missed it, believe it or not. 

The new engines do things the old ones don't, but for sound effects you still can't beat that E-unit buzz!

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Posted by mersenne6 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:20 PM

One subset of the toy train layout that has not been mentioned is the classic carpet central.  As a memeber in good standing of the Broadloom Conspiracy I've built numerous carpet centrals over the years.

  I was going to post some of the pictures but I see that the CTT forum has, once again, changed the methods for adding a picture to a post and I haven't a clue as to what to do.

  For me this endless shifting of posting methods is the single biggest weak point of the forum. I realize Kalmbach wants the pictures located offline but I wish they would do something about their software to permit ease of posting pictures from an offline source. 

  They used to have a system that allowed you to do a copy from your offline source and a simple paste into the post.  That was replaced with some kind of software that blocked every attempt I made to post. That, in turn was followed by a setup that required you to find the complete http address of the picture, copy/paste that into a popup box and then get the picture in the thread. Most recently, they went back to a simple copy/paste and now they have changed things yet again and nothing I can try will get the picture into the thread.

  ...Anyway - sorry about the rant - someday when they change things yet again maybe I can post one of my pictures of one of my carpet centrals.

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Posted by The Gnome on Monday, June 18, 2018 7:53 AM

mersenne,

You have my vote, you want to make this issue into a reform campaign.

Jim R https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voS6dePOx3c&feature=share
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Posted by Michael6268 on Monday, June 18, 2018 7:56 AM

mersenne6

One subset of the toy train layout that has not been mentioned is the classic carpet central.  As a memeber in good standing of the Broadloom Conspiracy I've built numerous carpet centrals over the years.

  I was going to post some of the pictures but I see that the CTT forum has, once again, changed the methods for adding a picture to a post and I haven't a clue as to what to do.

  For me this endless shifting of posting methods is the single biggest weak point of the forum. I realize Kalmbach wants the pictures located offline but I wish they would do something about their software to permit ease of posting pictures from an offline source. 

  They used to have a system that allowed you to do a copy from your offline source and a simple paste into the post.  That was replaced with some kind of software that blocked every attempt I made to post. That, in turn was followed by a setup that required you to find the complete http address of the picture, copy/paste that into a popup box and then get the picture in the thread. Most recently, they went back to a simple copy/paste and now they have changed things yet again and nothing I can try will get the picture into the thread.

  ...Anyway - sorry about the rant - someday when they change things yet again maybe I can post one of my pictures of one of my carpet centrals.

 

 

I think this forum would have a lot more activity on it if it were easier to post things.   I know I've never posted one picture on this and I have many I would share.  

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, June 18, 2018 6:36 PM

A small "carpet central":

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Posted by The Gnome on Monday, June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Penny, pets and kids must go wild when they see that!

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