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Gauntlet Track
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 6:34 PM
Has anyone out there made a working gauntlet track, in any scale?.. There is a prototype in Bellows Falls Vt.
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Gauntlet Track
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 6:34 PM
Has anyone out there made a working gauntlet track, in any scale?.. There is a prototype in Bellows Falls Vt.
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Posted by jrbarney on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 8:31 AM
Don't know what back issue resources you have, but have you read the articles found by using the terms "gauntlet track" and "track scale" in the search engine in the Index of Magazines portion of this site ? Good luck. Bob Barney
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Posted by jrbarney on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 8:31 AM
Don't know what back issue resources you have, but have you read the articles found by using the terms "gauntlet track" and "track scale" in the search engine in the Index of Magazines portion of this site ? Good luck. Bob Barney
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by jrbarney on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 12:14 PM
Gordon, As a post script, there's a Gn3 site on the Web you might want to visit. The URL is:
<http://home.att.net/~CWRR/data/track-plan.htm>. The home page is at :
<http://home.att.net/~CWRR/CW>, but ATT Net doesn't seem to like that ,either. Also, you might want to see if you can locate a copy of "Trackwork Handbook for Model Railroads," 3rd edition, by Paul Mallery either on Interlibrary Loan or at a used book site/store, since it's Out of Print. It may have something on gauntlet tracks.
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by jrbarney on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 12:14 PM
Gordon, As a post script, there's a Gn3 site on the Web you might want to visit. The URL is:
<http://home.att.net/~CWRR/data/track-plan.htm>. The home page is at :
<http://home.att.net/~CWRR/CW>, but ATT Net doesn't seem to like that ,either. Also, you might want to see if you can locate a copy of "Trackwork Handbook for Model Railroads," 3rd edition, by Paul Mallery either on Interlibrary Loan or at a used book site/store, since it's Out of Print. It may have something on gauntlet tracks.
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 8:23 PM
I may be wrong here, but I always thought that it was spelled "gantlet" not "gauntlet". The wrong spelling would affect your search engine results (or lack thereof).
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 8:23 PM
I may be wrong here, but I always thought that it was spelled "gantlet" not "gauntlet". The wrong spelling would affect your search engine results (or lack thereof).
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Posted by jrbarney on Saturday, September 13, 2003 8:05 AM
Avondale,
Lest we be "hoist by our own petard," I checked the spelling in a dictionary. The spelling I used is correct. Your spelling is also correct, but is a secondary, less common spelling. You are also correct that incorrect spelling will affect many search engines, although some will offer alternatives.
Bob
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Posted by jrbarney on Saturday, September 13, 2003 8:05 AM
Avondale,
Lest we be "hoist by our own petard," I checked the spelling in a dictionary. The spelling I used is correct. Your spelling is also correct, but is a secondary, less common spelling. You are also correct that incorrect spelling will affect many search engines, although some will offer alternatives.
Bob
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 19, 2003 10:22 PM
In railroad parlance, it's "gantlet," no matter what Webster says.

Say "gauntlet," and railroaders will (a) look puzzled, (b) laugh at you, and/or (c) hand you a glove.

And, yes, there have been several examples on layouts featured in MR over the years. See the Model Train Magazine Index for specifics.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 19, 2003 10:22 PM
In railroad parlance, it's "gantlet," no matter what Webster says.

Say "gauntlet," and railroaders will (a) look puzzled, (b) laugh at you, and/or (c) hand you a glove.

And, yes, there have been several examples on layouts featured in MR over the years. See the Model Train Magazine Index for specifics.

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