Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > The Mogollon Railway

Because of non-railroad abuse of the site, new members MUST use their first names (at least) to join NO EXCEPTIONS!

The Mogollon Railway
 Moderated by: W C Greene Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  ...  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2007 06:30 pm
  PMQuoteReply
11th Post
W C Greene
Super Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 7400
Status: 
Offline
James-thanks for the interest. The Mogollon Railway's sections(I don't use the term "modules") hang like slabs of beef inside my motor home and some of them also reside in my friend Bill's garage where they can be brought out & set up. The sections are built on 2 inch styrofoam and are extremely lightweight. I have detachable shelf brackets on the outside of my motor home which will hold about 26 feet of line. The sections then go out from there and are supported on camera tripods. I am building a new section now which will bring the line back into a large "U" shaped layout. The Mogollon Railway is point to point with turntables at each end and the "hidden track" has a return loop for turning the "wax camp trains". I will try to send out a track plan for all this, I just build things without plans so the design could change.

The sections are held together with steel pins inside brass tubing which is fine for what I am doing. One thing I won't explain is the wiring-there is none! I run with radio control & on board batteries. If that interests you, check out the radio control topic in this site. I just love this stuff!!!

                         W C Greene (Woodie) 



____________________
Go ahead, make my day!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2007 06:28 am
  PMQuoteReply
12th Post
Philip
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Feb 4th, 2006
Location: Irvington, Kentucky
Posts: 66
Status: 
Offline
Hotshot wrote: Whoops!

Sorry Jim..I meant to post his note in the begining too..I went back and put it in...this is 1/32n20


:old dude: Its very nice Woodie. Looking forward in seeing more!

 

Philip



____________________
Life is Good.
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2007 05:28 pm
  PMQuoteReply
13th Post
acousticco
Registered


Joined: Sat May 26th, 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 136
Status: 
Offline
That's some awesome work Woodie!
I especially like the Enginehouse shot, with what looks like a Garrett inside.
Did you have an On20 layout in the past?
-Cody

Back To Top

 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2007 09:33 pm
  PMQuoteReply
14th Post
W C Greene
Super Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 7400
Status: 
Offline
Cody-yes, I built an On20 layout with the same name back in the last century & had a story about it in a 2000 NG&SLG issue. The enginehouse I built for the new layout was copied from the old O scale model. The Garratt was built from 2 IHC HO Dockside mechanisms and a lot of "scratch" and some PSC parts. As with all the Mogollon Railway's locomotives, she's wireless with radio control and onboard batteries. I found that is is easier to do radio in slightly larger locos and besides, I love 1:32 scale now. Being able to use available On30 locos and running gear is a real plus also, I want to have a nice layout in my lifetime, not be scratchbuilding everything. I do have to build my own structures as it is anyway. Thanks for the interest.

                    Woodie C Greene



____________________
Go ahead, make my day!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun May 27th, 2007 09:56 pm
  PMQuoteReply
15th Post
acousticco
Registered


Joined: Sat May 26th, 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 136
Status: 
Offline
Right! I'm gonna look it up, I remember something about a monorail... Good stuff!

-Cody

Back To Top

 Posted: Mon May 28th, 2007 10:51 am
  PMQuoteReply
16th Post
jeff nigrelli
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jun 17th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 13
Status: 
Offline
the vignettes remind me of a movie - cross country around 1920's with gene hackman, jan michael vincent, james coburn, candice bergman, et cetera. one racer had a horse, one a motorcycle, of course there was a flivver, and a train. maybe "the great race"?

 

very cool modelling!

Back To Top

 Posted: Mon May 28th, 2007 11:00 am
  PMQuoteReply
17th Post
W C Greene
Super Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 7400
Status: 
Offline
Yep, the railroad does have that feel. I am trying for about 1938 so I can use anything from horses to Model T's to motorcycles. On the other hand, Candice Bergman would be outraged at the comparison to the "women of the Mogollon". Matter of fact, a couple of the "ladies" used to be nazi soldiers who underwent "the knife" long before it was a "popular" option!!?? I have some very nice Preiser ladies that will get the 30's makeover sometime, but as for now, it's mostly a "mans' world" out there. On the figures, I use 1:35 military figures, 1:32 slot car pit crew guys, expensive Preiser 1:32 figures, and certain toy "cowboys and indians" for parts. Anything is fair game in this hobby, at least for me.

             Woodie C Greene



____________________
Go ahead, make my day!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2007 06:19 pm
  PMQuoteReply
18th Post
jeff nigrelli
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jun 17th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 13
Status: 
Offline
i'm not so sure, Woodie.

 

she's put on a few pounds in the last 30 years.

 

as have i ... !

Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Jun 17th, 2007 11:19 pm
  PMQuoteReply
19th Post
W C Greene
Super Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 7400
Status: 
Offline
I'm "fixin'" to send some more photos of the layout and will hopefully include a "track plan" of the line. I am building a new piece which will begin to tie high line and wax camp line (lower) together. I will have a photo or so of this also. There are now 10 sections which are mostly 4 feet each so with my cypherin' abilities I guess I have maybe 40 feet of layout so far. Hopefully, I can build the 4 more sections that complete the line before St Peter calls me. If anybody is venturing to the Dallas area, let me know and the old Mogollon Railway will have a loco steamed up and waiting for you.

              Woodie C Greene



____________________
Go ahead, make my day!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2007 09:07 pm
  PMQuoteReply
20th Post
Mudge85
Registered


Joined: Sat Jul 14th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 68
Status: 
Offline
Howdy, Mr. Paladin, suh...

I'm the guy that you and Woodie were trying to get on the freerails roles as a member...it didn't work but that's no reason not to say "Thank you"

Locally there's a whiz with computers who after some searching found a way to get the URL necessary to click on for a membership.  I"m now known as mudge85 and I'd love to get into the R/C action. Woodie is about as knowledgable with R/C as anyone I know and has been quite helpful to me since he lives in a motorcoach in my back yard. He's setting his layout up now after about a month of wet...dry...wet...dry days and his home now needs a boat dock for an entrance 

I'll knock off for now...you're probably asleep, anyway. Oh, the real name is Bill Caldwell, 85 years old and mad as hell because of a busted hip.

 

Back To Top


 Current time is 09:25 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  ...  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > The Mogollon Railway
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems