View single post by mwiz64
 Posted: Mon Mar 4th, 2013 06:16 pm
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Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
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So the other day, I'm talking to my wife about my model trains and I'm telling her how I have to build these locomotives from brass kits and how I have to learn how to work with brass first and how I have to learn to solder properly first and how I have to hand lay track in an unusual gauge and how I have a long way to go before I'll have any sort of layout and she says, "why are you doing it like that?" "Don't you want to have some trains to play with now?" "Nah", says I. "I want to build these WDLR trains. You don't see many models of those." Then she says, "whatever, but I'd want some trains to play with first."

Humm...... Then the wheels in my head begin to turn and I remember how I'm always saying that I like to start off simple because it's the best way for me have some success early on and to keep my interest. How could I have forgotten that so soon after the Brookville kitbash success? It's a common pitfall for me. Once I get going a little bit I promptly go out and bite off more than I can chew. One good look at the Wrightlines Baldwin 4-6-0T kit told me that I had bitten off WAY more than I can chew. At least at this point in my model railroading career.

With that it mind, I'm going back to 1:35n2. That's fairly simple. I'm going to make some fun little loco conversions of Bachmann On30 locos. They won't have to look specifically like anything that ever actually existed so long as they look somewhat believable. I'm going to lay flex track and use commercial turnouts, I'm going to use commercially available DCC and I'm gonna have me A LAYOUT sooner than later. After that or maybe even a little along the way, I'll make the O14 WDLR locos and eventually that dream layout of France during WWI.

See, that's what good wives are for. They keep you grounded when you need it the most.

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