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Hey Folks. Thought I would say hello and introduce myself. My name is Patrick, I am building a Proto 48 layout based in central Michigan. 1996, Conrail switching. Point to point and the main feature is a large paper mill.
Look forward to learning some stuff from you guys.
I used to help a friend of mine in Mobile, Al with his O Scale layout. It filled a 3 car garage, all track was hand laid. I built quite a few turnouts for that layout. Only trouble with it was he used Code 172 for all his track! Talk about working with girders!
We finally got to where we could run some trains, and it sure was fun watching a L&N Berk with 80 hoppers in tow, going around that layout. I still miss it.
I razed my O-Scale layout in 2002 or so. Very sad, but it had been moved outside into the yard. It was sitting up on blocks with a tarp over it. It was only a matter of time before the neighborhood racoons would have decided to move in.
To answer your question, there is no connection
When I was in HO, my layout was basically a loop with a few towns and a yard in it. Since I've moved to O scale, the layout is a point to point and gives me a sense of purpose for the railroad. The size kept me from creating a loop style layout since I didnt have the room for it.
I'll put it this way...the less you see me on a forum....the more that's getting done somewhere else. Which hopefully means something on the layout. Right now I'm laying a diamond crossing. Pics later if there is any interest.
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