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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, February 1, 2021 10:19 PM

PVT Kanaka
That's awesome! Between that and your dead rail, the cog railway should be as safe as any garden railroad can be!
 

Eric, it's a great system,and safe! It could be useful in many other applications. I am really enjoying my little railroad!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, February 1, 2021 10:17 PM

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That's pretty amazing, Paul.  I would be worried about my clumsy fingers on controls and watching my cars go crashing off the end.   That makes your setup so much fun to run without worrying about ruining cars.

 

John, it's just nice to turn it on, and let it run! I can enjoy it without having to run over and shut it off. Should be easy when people are able to come over once again.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, February 1, 2021 6:09 PM
That's awesome! Between that and your dead rail, the cog railway should be as safe as any garden railroad can be!
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Posted by York1 on Monday, February 1, 2021 5:55 PM

That's pretty amazing, Paul.  I would be worried about my clumsy fingers on controls and watching my cars go crashing off the end.   That makes your setup so much fun to run without worrying about ruining cars.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, February 1, 2021 5:45 PM

https://powerandcontrol2021.shutterfly.com/#%3aemid%3dsite_sitecreated%26cid%3dSHARE3SXXXX

I purchased the LGB 10345 circuit, and now the cog line is hands free operation ! Easy to set up, I highly recommend. At 11 volts, the cog train leaves the lower terminus and takes 3 minutes to reach the top end, where it comes to an abrupt stop 2 inches from the end !After 4 minutes, it heads back down to the lower terminus. This cycle repeats over and over.

Cool Beans !

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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...

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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 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!

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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 Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:02 PM
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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 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 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:53 PM

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....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 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 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 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 5:18 PM
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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!

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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!

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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 York1 on Monday, November 2, 2020 8:39 AM

Thanks for the pictures!  Great scenes.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, November 2, 2020 7:14 AM

Thanks for the kind words, guys!

Something has changed somewhere, and this is the only way I can post pictures, at least for now....

At least you can get a feel for what I've been up to, and the direction I am trying go...

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Posted by BLT_BY_LIONEL on Monday, November 2, 2020 4:55 AM

Look awesome Paul Yes.  It must be cool seeing the train weaving in and out of the rock mounds while the rack train creeps up the evevated line above it.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, November 2, 2020 1:03 AM
Paul, the pictures worked! Loved the mounded rocks at the feet of the rack line. They add to the alpine image with their color and texture. I imagine that by obstructing the view of the trains, they add to the illusion of "going somewhere," too. - Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, November 1, 2020 9:47 PM
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, October 11, 2020 1:22 PM

Eric, 

this railroad is really getting to the point that it is very pleasant and enjoyable as it is!

when I make significant progress, and get my picture dilemma sorted out, I'll show you what I've got. Usually, it's something gone wrong with the share site...

I'll figure it out....

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:37 PM

Looking forward to it!

 

Also, I have decided R1 curves have a singular advantage... VISA card preservation! Big Smile  Those are beautiful models!

Desultory progress on the mill continues, but we'll be running trains today just the same.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00 PM

More to come ...

my iPad requested a software update a week ago. I have not been able to post any pictures ever since. I'll be back when I get this figured out...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:22 PM

Need to get back to work on the railroad!

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