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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:51 PM

 Hard to get a decent shot, but here she is blowing smoke rings

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:48 PM

Double headed hippos

 

 need power too

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:52 PM

 So, I built this transformer shelf for the little guys...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:56 PM

 The man cave takes shape...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:00 PM

For all creatures

 

 

 

 great and small

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:06 PM

My first ( and last ) attempt at hand laid track

 

 

 on the HO lines

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:28 PM

Coming together beautifully, it just gets better and better!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:30 PM

Thank you so much ! 

I work on it every weekend.

I just realized that I forgot all about the On30 trains. Whoops !

Where am I gonna put them !

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:17 PM

One of the bathrooms, maybe?

An operating session would help to pass otherwise lost time.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:28 PM

O.k. That 's hilarious !

The mental images it conjures  up...

The obvious thought would be a track around the ceiling,

but there may be another place to squeeze in another track. It may be a project I'll put on hold for the time being, until I get caught up with everything else.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:42 PM

Trade off with the HO?

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

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, February 18, 2019 10:23 PM

Yes, at first thought this should be possible, but there are other considerations:

On30 runs on HO track, but requires O gauge clearances. The bores through my viaduct just clear HO passenger cars, but will not clear any On30 equipment, except the Porters. HO Snap track switches were modified for On30 by removing the switch machines.

Although they run on the same gauge, I treat them both differently. I still have a lot of HO, and like to run it. I view the On30 as something to run alongside the Lionel, as a narrow gauge counterpart, very much like the Rio Grande's narrow and standard gauge lines.

So, to my thinking at least, I'll need to find a separate place for the On30. Just different enough...

It's the Size of the equipment that becomes the issue....

Paul

 

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