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Thank you for that. Didn't realize they were still in production and almost paid double the price on eBay for a set.
Found a couple kits on the 'bay and it does look like the right one.
Probably grab a kit and try to build a couple more, although my finish rate with craftsman kits is low....LOL...
Found these on the 'bay, and wondered if anyone knows anything about them.
20' ore cars, HOn3, nice details. The ad said wood, but they are plastic. A kit? Premade? Manufacturer?
Mostly I am just curious, but wouldn't mind finding a couple more.
They need a little work, some bent/broken...
Found some more....These would be most likely 1958, in my parents first house.
The house was very small, but Dad still put together this little double loop setup.
I have picture of it placed next to the Christmas tree.
Oh....And the 4-4-0 General? I did find that in Dad's stuff.
No battery, either. Just wind her up every day.
Dad tried pretty much everything, flying free flight, and u-control planes, static models of all kinds, miniature figures, remote control boats (in the early '60s even). We did slot cars when that was hot. A few years before he...
After my Mom passed in 2016, I started scanning all of my parents negatives and slides. Five years, and close to 6500+ photos later, I found these.
My Dad's railroad from 1956, in my Grandparents basement, which I never saw because I was born 1956. Shortly after, my parents bought their first...
Glenn, just wanted to say I finally got over to Dan's Trains today.
Neat place, and Randy is very nice. We chatted for a bit, and I'll be going back soon.
This one, right?
kjd posted this up near the top.
Thanks for the links, which led to other links, and so on. And now things are progressing, although slowly.
Finished the bents for the trestle. It will be based loosely, (very loosely), on the Owenyo trestle linked above.
Last time I designed a layout, it was pencil on paper. Ha. Here is my first track plan attempt with AnyRail 6.
Narrow gauge lead mining, with a standard gauge interchange, and eventually a port delivery.
Space is 12 ft along the back. 6' 6" on the left, and 10' 6" on the right. Necessary...
Lead mining, actually.
I am sure you are correct about the economics involved. Lucky for me, in my alternative HO universe, lead mining in the Galena area of NW Illinois did not end in the mid/late 1800s. Instead, several small mines operated well into the late 1950s, using old narrow gauge...
Good to hear, thanks!
I found out about his place a couple weeks ago, searching on line.
Just have to get over there during his open hours.
Ha...Agreed. But I am pretty excited about ink jet decals.... :)
So who was first, Tichy, or Gould? Curious, as I am sure these must be the same models.
Started this one in the 80s, and I am now inspired to finish her up.
(Plus, I recently got my first airbrush)
Excellent. Transfer trestle. Good photos, and a good start.
Pardon if this is in the wrong section.
Is there such a thing? A structure to transfer ore from car to car?
Say transfer iron ore from a light narrow gauge line to a heavy standard line for final movement?
Been searching the forums, and web without luck, but I may not have right nomenclature...
Thank you all, for the nice welcome.
Yes, I'll be sticking with DC for now. DCC is cool, but I can't see the need with my small space.
As you can see, I am moving along with my track plan... ;)
Seems like we are on similar paths, trainrails. A bunch of older gear, and some space.
Good luck, and I'll be watching your progress.
A couple quick photos of what I am starting with:
Mostly unbuilt or partially built kits.
The three diesels on the front most track, were my Dad's. The other engines are mine. The cars are a mix.
The assembled buildings came off my Dad's last layout. Plan is to use them in a...
Howdy...Been doing some reading here, and this sure seems like a good forum.
I joined the other day, as I have a lot to catch up on.
My last attempt to build a layout was in the 90s, but then we moved into a much smaller house.
After I retired, we moved south. Now that we have settled in a bit...
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