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Georgetown & Allen Mountain Railroad 5.0

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Posted by tedtedderson on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:05 AM

Michael, 

Assuming your question isn't rhetorical, I'd say (and hope) that you keep the G&AM.

T e d

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Posted by rrebell on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:41 AM

Land is land. A forest in Germany dose not look much different that one in the U.S. Change a few buildings and wayside details and you have a German layout. In fact the thing (that not everone models) that is most different is that in Europe, right of ways seem to be cleaner looking. 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:54 AM

rrebell

Land is land. A forest in Germany dose not look much different that one in the U.S. Change a few buildings and wayside details and you have a German layout. In fact the thing (that not everone models) that is most different is that in Europe, right of ways seem to be cleaner looking. 

 

 
A forest in Germany does look different, as we have hardly a "natural" forest left in this country. But that´s not the issue, as Michael has not yet "planted" any trees. The track plan may require adaption to some peculiarities of German railroading, like trains running on the right side and not the left side, sidings secured by "catch" track and maybe more emphasize on passenger trains. No doubt that this could be done without a major rebuild.
 
However, Michael´s German trains are in HO scale, while the layout is N scale.

Cheers,

Ulrich

"In my age, I don´t tan anymore - I simply rust!"

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Posted by rrebell on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:47 PM

Nature can overgrow anything, I have seen some German forests that you could swear were in North America, that being said it is true that alot of his stuff is HO.

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