G Scale indoors?

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G Scale indoors?
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 15, 2001 7:41 PM
I'm a beginner interested in modeling and operating G scale equipment, but I'm not sure I want to do it in the back yard. Is anyone modeling or running G scale railroads on an indoor layout rather than in the garden? Can someone send me in the rihgt direction?
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Posted by Algonquin on Tuesday, January 16, 2001 2:27 PM
Hi Joseph,

Modeling indoors should be a piece of cake compared to outdoors. You should be able to adapt many of the HO model railroading projects since both use two rail track powered by DC. You will just require a lot more space. You may even be able to adapt many of the O scale scenery techniques. Kalambach sells many good starter books, in all scales, to get you started. You should be able to track them down on this website.

Tim P.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 29, 2001 4:00 PM
Joseph
I am currently building an indoor switching layout only 11ft by 7ft, the small radius curves and small radius switches that are available make this easier than it appears on paper, and I can get a round-round in the plan.
The difficulties I have met have been in ensuring the sidings are long enough.
You will not get the empire you would with smaller scales, but you do get the size,weight and slow slow running of the large scale.
Have you seen the article in January 2001 Model Railroader? You may get some ideas from that.

Mac

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