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Fun, pics, learning, not ready for full layout yet, practice.
First round of supplies and tools:
Started sculpting, looking for better foam:
More to come... I hope
Thanks in advance to everyone. Great inspirations and excellent advice so far.
The old Tyco and Atlas stuff...
Extruded Polystyrene Foam: Owens Foamular 150 v. DOW Wallmate v. white R-Tech
So I'm foaming at the mouth. (another foam thread) been searching, it can be confusing.
Got some of the white foam at Home Depot.
Its the only thing I can find so far.
Seems usable for my practice diorama, but...
I just got 2 sets of HO scale Bachmann UP GP-40 loco dummy caboose sets. (New old stock) $29.99 and $34.99
I love them!!!, running them under the xmas tree.
Not super nice, but plastic hand rails are kid friendly.
However if I run the 2 powered units and one dummy "consist" the two...
How can I power a simple 22" (circle) loop of NS EZ track around my xmas tree if they dont make a 22" curved terminal track?
Should I solder some wire to the rail connector(s)?
Thought about using a turnout track but they are all 18" radius?
Can I buy a number 5 turnout, can they do a 22"...
Thought Id share some pics from my trip over to this museum yesterday. Some amazing stuff there. I'll edit/post more info on them later.
She was running a few years ago they need a new furnace and probably boiler if any one has as an extra $500K laying around LOL
They were grinding on her...
Newly returning old model railroader
Thought Id ask for suggestions this time before I buy another one of these expensive trains. LOL
I'm not locked into any specific era, location, industry, time of year, etc yet.
But: San Diego and Arizona Ry, 1920's era scenic, Santa Fe...
I just joined, and just started running HO trains again.
Some noob questions I'm still researching.
Let me know if I'm posting in the wrong location. (still exploring this forum)
I will also continue to search other posts.
1. Can I run my Bachman Spectrum Coaches (Pullman,OBS...
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