Garden railroad, take 2

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:57 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:02 PM

I think tomo row I just run trains !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:11 PM

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:08 AM

Just running trains sounds good to me! We've been rained out! I like your little STAINZ-bock! Big Smile  I am continuously amazed at what these little engineering marvels can do and the creativity they inspire in others.  Bill built a Forney from one, as I recall, and I've seen all sorts of 'bashes with this little work horse currently checking your future alpine viaduct!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:53 PM

The ubiquitous Stainz!!

It took many years, but it grew on me. For a long time, I did not really like this engine. They were everywhere: Toy store windows, Christmas displays, children's dental offices. But now I have new appreciation for LGB's most common engine. It looks beautiful to my eye, happy to have one !! Simple, beautiful, iconic...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:04 PM

I think also I spent a lot of time and effort in the past to have an American Narrow gauge feel, and Americanized my Orenstein and Koppel engine. At some point with the previous layout, I wanted one complete European style train, so its been harboring in the corners of my mind for some time now. With this layout, I have decided to embrace the Euro theme.But I still have tons of American Narrow gauge equipment, and plan to continue running EVERYTHING!! So, it should be interesting!!

I'll return to the viaduct after we finish painting.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, March 20, 2020 10:53 PM

 Sometimes you have to take a break, and just run trains !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, March 20, 2020 10:57 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, March 20, 2020 11:07 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, March 20, 2020 11:20 PM

 Trollenberg Castle came from Michael's.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, March 20, 2020 11:24 PM

 This engine tested well now.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, March 20, 2020 11:29 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:00 AM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:06 AM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:14 AM

 So far, so good. Still a long way to go....

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:44 PM
Lookin' good! We are running mixed Euro & American today because...we CAN!
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:39 PM

Thank you !! I really like the Swiss and Austrian stuff, as you can see !

But, check this out....

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:43 PM

By waving a wand, and snapping my fingers, we can go from the Berner  

 Oberland to the Colorado Rockies !!!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:47 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:55 PM

 Changing the trains and structures changes everything !!!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:01 PM

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