Garden railroad, take 2

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Garden railroad, take 2
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:50 PM

Hello everyone !

just wanted to share some pictures of my new garden line. We moved a year ago, and I had to dismantle the old line. For the past year, I've been setting up a train room inside with American Flyer, and Postwar Lionel. Now I'm focusing on the G. So here goes...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:56 PM

Meet Fahr Fig Newton

the Austrian tank

 

 

 

 Mit Schnowplowssen...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:02 PM

 Building in a 16x23 space in the back corner of the yard. Many ties had to be replaced.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:40 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:44 PM

 Only the beginning...

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:57 PM
Welcome back to the fold! I am glad to see I am not the only one that shamelessly mixes and matches European and U.S. rolling stock and locos! I am also envious of your 0-6-2T; mine simply refuses to allow repairs to work! Aloha, Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:02 PM

Thank you for the " welcome back", although, truth be told, I never really left. I love everything model trains, and run HO, N ,S, O, and everything under the sun !! Can't make up my mind !

I got into G in '95, and have seen the changes. I am basic in my tastes, don't try to be Finescale, just love being outside.

Here's a coincidence: my 2071 Zillertal ran a few laps on my track, and started to squeal. I googled LGB 2071 disassembly, and your thread came up, and told me exactly how to open her up. EXTREMELY helpful !!!

Got her lubed, and she's smooth and quiet ! Love that engine. 

It's wonderful hobby, and I love it !

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, November 18, 2019 9:44 PM

Glad my Zillertal trials provided you Zillertal trails!  Glitchy Gustav keeps eating his idler gears.  I had him professionally worked over, albeit not by an LGB specialist, replaced rods, etc.  and, many dollars later, he ate his idler gears. I suspect  The modern chassis do not seem compatible with the old boiler / cab pieces, and round trip shipping to an LGB specialist for a repair is expensive, so I fear he has been retired to the shelf for good.

The style is evocative of the 30" military locos and 36" plantation locos out here, so I miss "him" lumbering about the garden.

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:36 PM

It happens to the best of them. The Zillertal is a great engine, and fortunately there seems a few still around at train shows. Every time I go, I see at least one, and sometimes a handful. Even the best engines eventually wear out. But, they're around . 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:23 PM

Track testing 

 

 

 on Paul's Narrow Gauge

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:28 PM

 'Ol 25 has no complaints about my track work

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:34 PM

She started off as a standard Ten Wheeler, but then I " narrow gauged " her by raising the cab . Much cutting, splicing and grafting.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:45 PM

 Firebox is the saddle tank from a defunct Lehman Porter, and have added firebox flicker

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:52 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:58 PM

 I am running every engine and car. Only a couple of tracking problems to correct.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:03 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:06 PM

 Head to the barn, and call it a day...

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:27 PM
Cool! Do I understand that the loco is a 'bash of a B'mann 10-wheeler and the LGB porter? Neat! Also, I like the paint scheme on your coaches. That is something our clan is still arguing about - what are the Triple O's colors and symbols? Keep the photos comin'! Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:41 PM

Thank you,Eric !

 Yes, the Lehman Porter stripped it's gears. I've had this unfortunate experience about 7 times over the years. Usually I just take bits and pieces, and make another engine out of parts. The cab went to an Orenstein and Koppel industrial engine, which in turn also received a 10 wheeler pilot, and a Spectrum Mogul diamond stack. So, I just keep stirring the pot.... My roster is constantly changing, and evolving.

As an aside, I am maxed out at Shutterfly, can not open any more share sites to up load photos. My only option is to send low resolution photos to the cloud. What share site do you use, or might recommend ?

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, November 25, 2019 8:34 PM
Paul, I switched over to my OneDrive with my Microsoft account. I understand that Google has a similar feature if you get an account with them. "Chocho Willy" of this site has guided us into the world of seeing treasure in "trash." It is really amazing home much garden railroading stuff is out there...if you keep open eyes and open mind! ERic
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:06 PM

Thank you very much !

I'll give a new share site a try. I filled up my Shutterfly account, and can't upload any more.

We are having a houseful this weekend, and I probably won't get to work on the railroad. I never plan anything layout wise, and make it up as I go along. There is no " Masterplan " !

When I make some headway, I'll share a few pictures.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:55 PM
...and Happy Thanksgiving you, as well!
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Posted by chocho willy on Monday, December 2, 2019 1:50 PM
I store most my pictures on pinterest which is free also it gives the picture a URL which makes it easy to send to different forums, pretty much from what I understand has a pinterest account, + I have preferences that I selected, inwhich weekly I receive hundreds of picture ideas about trains. Get a lot of people uploading from my site to theirs, Mine is (https://www.pinterest.com/billbarnwell09/) 
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:52 PM

Thank you ! I will try that. Someone on the CTT forum recommended " Tiny Pix", but I found out they have shut down, from the note on their site.

Now, mostly planning my next step for the railroad. A lot of great ideas floating around in my mind. Hope to have something to show when the rain stops, and the holidays have settled down...

Thanks again,

Paul

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