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  1. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Not sure if this helps you or not, but in the UK, a number of N gauge guys (including myself) don't use rail joiners any more. They look wrong and are clearly visible in photographs. Instead, careful positioning of the track, which is glued to the trackbed surface is the method. Each piece of...
  2. GEfan

    N Gauge - California-ish Railroad Layout

    Thanks Sherrel, Yes, the ones that are in the top level are only temporarily in at the moment, and yes they do need countersinking so that they do not interfere with the trackwork. I'll take a look at those eBay options tho, cheers! Rich
  3. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Now personally I love to see wagon shots. Yes I have something of OCD when it comes to making things look and run right, but wagon shots like this give opportunity to weathering records. More! More! I wish I could find some of these centre-beam flats in N gauge, but they seem a bit elusive. If...
  4. GEfan

    N Gauge - California-ish Railroad Layout

    Well this weeks update was a little delayed ... a glimpse of what is to come in the weeks/months ahead to start with, well on one board anyway .... Work has continued this week on the right hand end base board, with the risers now all in for the upper level return loop, the upper level track...
  5. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Morning all, Great to see everyone's progress with the model railroads, just had a quick catch up. Another couple of images, I think it was @Sirfoldalot who said he liked to see the architecture of Britain's railway stations, so you may enjoy this batch. A small station, today with low...
  6. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Morning all, I have updated my layout thread this morning, with the results of yesterday's work, should any one being interested in the cutting of wood and preparation of baseboards! Link in my signature below ... I promise once track laying starts in a couple of weeks, things will get more...
  7. GEfan

    N Gauge - California-ish Railroad Layout

    Morning all, Well Modelling Thursday became baseboard Friday this week. For those not actively following this thread, you may recall from the last update that the new framework had been completed for the right hand end board - this provides a continuous loop on the upper level, a downward grade...
  8. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Great shots of the pulp loaders there @TLOC ... great scenery too! As an aside, I have posted a message elsewhere on this forum .. if anyone can help identify this layout, I'd love to know if the website is still online and been updated, but cannot find it after a few weeks of looking... Can...
  9. GEfan

    Can anyone identify this HO gauge layout?

    Hi All, A few years ago, when searching around the net I came across a small home-made website that promoted the guy's HO scale railroad based on the Milwaukee Road I think. I saved the pictures off because it was a fascinating model railroad, with great scenery and operating potential, but...
  10. GEfan

    Helix Building for N Scale - the method can also be used for HO Scale

    Hi Rick, Really nice work there I have been considering something similar for my big N gauge modern-day US layout when I get round to building it in the garage next year, so your PDF has been filed away for future reference! I am in the UK too - up in Lincolnshire, whereabouts are you? Rich
  11. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    If it helps at all, over here you can and will be arrested and charged for trespassing on the railway. Not that I condone it, as I don't, but with the 3-prong security fencing we have up all over the line side, the railway becomes like Fort Knox. The Health & Safety culture that is extensive...
  12. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Morning all, Happy Birthday to James - not sure with the time difference to the UK, if that was yesterday or today, but I guess it depends where you on the planet as it may be tomorrow in someplace!! Little bit of progress on the Rock Canyon railroad last night, I ordered the track! Not sure...
  13. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Thanks for all the comments guys, I have got a couple of images lined up that were taken in the UK a couple of years ago, with an American interest! I'll post them in a day or so. Loving all the model images, some fantastic modelling. The Logan Valley images are great, as is the shot of the...
  14. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Hi Phil, Yes 'Black Prince' is on the North Norfolk Railway and still steaming. Tornado is the new-build locomotive, that only emerged from the workshops just over 10 years ago, and that remains active on the National Network, running at up to 75mph on a regular basis (well when we're not locked...
  15. GEfan

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Morning all, welcome to a new month! Hope everyone is keeping well, and those suffering the effects of the weather have survived without much (if any) damage. I mentioned on the October thread that the next time I posted some info pictures, I'd take a look at the control of trains. Obviously...




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