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Model RR I am building

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Model RR I am building
Posted by DSchmitt on Monday, July 19, 2021 1:10 AM

Track Plan Alexander Traction Company - S scale 42" gauge DC using HO code 83 track 

Plan drawn in XTRAKcad with PECO #5 and #6 turouts but will be built with  with  Walthers #4 and #6.  I have laid out plan with paper templates on benchwork to confirm Walthers turnouts will work.

All structures will be card models

All equipment will be modified CLEVER critters card models. Locos  and Interurbans on Bachmann mechanisms 

Non operating ovehead wire but am thinking I might model 3rd rail instead in yard and on mainline to Mooresville 

 

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, July 19, 2021 2:06 AM

Here is the Clever Models website:

http://clevermodels.squarespace.com/models-gallery/

Interesting stuff.

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 19, 2021 7:22 AM

That sounds like a fun project!

I wish I would have known about Clever Models when I was making all my photo-diorama photographs.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by ctyclsscs on Monday, July 19, 2021 11:37 AM

Have you seen the fabulous traction layout that is always on display at Trainfest? I think he has used a lot of cardstock models too. Mabe someone else knows the name of it. It shows how much you can do in a very narrow space.

Jim

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Posted by Doughless on Monday, July 19, 2021 12:14 PM

If you click the link to the website, there is a video of a Trainfest layout.

- Douglas

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Posted by Lakeshore Sub on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:19 AM

The gentleman's name is John Kosma and all of the structures on the layout are cardstock.  It's quite impressive.

Scott Sonntag

 

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