Garden railroad, take 2

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, November 2, 2020 12:24 PM

Paul,

You just need a couple sets of these PLAYMOBIL alpine cows

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, November 2, 2020 2:54 PM

York1

Thanks for the pictures!  Great scenes.

 

Thanks, John! I have a mental picture of what I'm trying to portray, starting to visualize...

But mostly just a pleasant setting to run trains! Most importantly!

Paul

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, November 2, 2020 3:00 PM

PVT Kanaka

Paul,

You just need a couple sets of these PLAYMOBIL alpine cows

 

Eric 

 

Those Alpine cows are for real! I saw them grazing and walking the hillsides in Switzerland with the large bell hanging on their neckpieces. Such a beautiful country! We may go back when we retire.

Besides, I've got a " bucket list" of trains to ride!

Paul

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:18 PM
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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:13 PM
Works just as well in "Colorado Mode." I noticed the consist behind the little diesel...Trying to influence someone's purchasing decision with that one?
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:04 PM

Hi Eric!

 Not necessarily trying to influence anything, but I think John's question was how does the LGB passenger car look behind the Durango engine, so here it is! I have a lot of Colorado stuff from many years of Narrow Gauge fascination! 

I like having a " dual purpose" layout that can accommodate all my favorite trains; they are all welcome here! It works for me!

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Posted by Greg Elmassian on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:21 AM

Bill if you ever change from Pinterest, let us know.

If you are not a member, then looking at ANY picture there gets you bombarded with popups to sign up, and you cannot view anything "expanded".

Would have liked to see your pictures.

Greg

Visit my site: http://www.elmassian.com - lots of tips on locos, rolling stock and more.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:53 PM

Postwar Paul

....Not necessarily trying to influence anything, but I think John's question was how does the LGB passenger car look behind the Durango engine, so here it is...

All meant in good fun!  I deliberately staged a train with some of his equipment to inform his choice as well.

 

As for a dual purpose layout, I couldn't agree more.  We didn't star that way; we evolved into that.  Most of our rolling stock is from the 1980-s, when my brother and I collected this and that for no reason beyond "we don't have that yet."  Today, that potlatch of equipment gets naturally set out in a Euro-day / US Day / Hawaii Day.  Funny, I don't enforce this beyond "Little People on the Railroad Day," when we go "all in" Wild West.  The crew came to this based on an undefined sense of aesthetic.  

 

We actually chose names for our two nominal towns based in part at least to convey diffent settings:  Bad den Huenden / Dog Wallow / Haluku'ili'o and Gruenberg / Green Hill / Pu'uoma'ao.  I don't think anyone hues to this beyond me, but it helps me set the mood, anyway.

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:29 PM

Here is my "Swiss-Colorado" after one year of construction. Still more details to add, but I'm happy with the progress up to now. I am not able to post photos directly since my last iPad software upgrade, but the link below goes to my share.

Paulhttps://myrailroadasoneyeartoday.shutterfly.com/#%3aemid%3dsite_sitecreated%26cid%3dSHARE3SXXXX

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:53 PM
More great shots! Thanks! - Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:02 PM
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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:48 PM
Paul, the rack railway is amazing and adds a fun and dramatic vertical element to the Swiss-Colorado. I know early on you were wondering how to make the supports look like mountains, but there is a certain charm to the rack railway "as is." - Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, November 16, 2020 10:03 PM

Eric,

I always wanted to try the rack railway concept, and when this engine turned up, I just had to buy it! My space is much smaller with this current garden railroad, but I can run 3 trains! Plenty of " eye candy".

I have gotten used to the supports as they are, and just enjoying running my trains!

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:19 PM
Paul, I tried to post this yesterday, but have you considered hanging flower boxes with alpine blooms and falling plants to evoke an alpine feeling? Google / Bing / Yahoo Mittenwald or Garmisch or any other Bavarian town. This is quite common in their window boxes. - Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:17 PM

Eric, you have heard of a " green thumb"?

Well, I have " the thumb of death"....

killed many a fine plant. This time, I'll stick with rocks...

Paul

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