No, quite a few model railroads don't have any provisions for running trains "around and around" (continous running in model railroad speak). A lot of model railroads operate in a point to point operation where you trains starts from one location and ends up at another where it has to be turned or at least run around the train before it can head back.CP990 said:Don't ALL model rr'ds go around and around? That's all they do isn't it?...
Starting at ~age 3, my son Calvin used to bring the newly-arrived MR mag's to me [when I still had a subscription] and sit there with me while I unwrapped it and glanced thru it. Then at about age 7, he discovered the wide world of sports cars and that became his True Love...SpaceMouse said:But how many 6 year-olds read MR?
Nope mine don't. I did have one I built back in the late 70's 5x9, and the biggest thrill was building it. I soon tired of it (just took an hour or so) and let the kids run it while I found something more interesting. One afternoon I found them crash testing my trains for head on collisions. It had a very short life after that. LOL I didn't even get to finish the scenery. Some of the remains are still visable in the back 40. Cheers WillisDon't ALL model rr'ds go around and around?
I already have one, it's called fumble fingers or something like that, every loco that was tested failed miserably Extensive repair with reinforcement was always necessary.Every self respecting modeler need a crash test facilty.
that's very true, but heck I don't even know if I'll be satisfied with what I've built. It was great while I was thinking about it, but NOW, time will tell. Actually I like the building aspect of the hobby more at this time."different strokes for different folks"
I recognize that plan, and I think I may even have built a version of it at some point in my modeling career. It's one of the better known small layouts, and packs a lot of operation into a small space.CBCNSfan said:Nope mine don't. I did have one I built back in the late 70's 5x9...
Bob you have to be kidding, my opinion of it was it made a nice race track not much operation in that. Could be I don't have a vivid imaginationand packs a lot of operation into a small space.
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