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 Posted: Wed Aug 22nd, 2007 03:46 pm
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My My My..................Woodie, Quit having so much fun would ya, those of us NOT up & running are going to get very jelous and some shin kickin may be called for.............

Ya know how we just have to hate those guys what drive corvettes and own them big ol 80 foot yachts and live in them lil mini mansions................

well..............

for us realists who actually work for a living and really want to get a model rr up and running your skirting the line there bud!!!:):)

BUT.....Now that you ve been warned bout making us Jelous and all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i got to give that lil layout of yours a

And I am NOT going to get into the R/C  DCC debate cause I aint into

I'm already Convinced!!!:bow: 



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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2007 10:26 am
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Tileguy wrote:
for us realists who actually work for a living and really want to get a model rr up and running your skirting the line there bud!!!:):)


 

 Some of us had worked for a living for some years before you realists were born, young un.  Didn't your mother teach you to respect your elders. :old dude::old dude:(is there an emoticon with tongue in cheek?)



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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2007 02:07 pm
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Eric-go easy on those young whipper snappers, they will get old(hopefully) and someday understand. I am hitting 60 and have worked full time from age 12 or so until after my wife died a few years back so I feel that at my age and experience, I can goof off if I want to! I do spend a lot of time on my railroad, but I spend a lot of time building models for others and generally helping out where needed. Enough of this stuff. Also, my experience building for pay has taught me how to build quickly. If I didn't have this background, I may still be looking at track plans and wishing I could have that funky little kettle I wanted so much. I am glad I am old!!! Nothing anyone can say will upset me, I can go out and run my trains in the sun and have a blast. Recently, my old buddy Jim (MOPMAN) has visited and we actually have operating sessions on the old Mogollon Railway. Jim loves the r/c concept but is still griping about pin & link couplers-he'll get over that. Jim is a perfectionist of trackwork so he is gradually whipping the road crews in line and derailments have gone down. Using r/c, if you derail, the loco will happily run across the scenery until it's stopped-just like the real thing. I just love it...

             Woodie



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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2007 06:31 pm
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There is another problem....it might go off the edge if the engineer falls asleep.   And that's several  hundred feet   :shocked:  (can you say dead crew) in 3/8th scale.  My main reason for good trackwork, as I have said before, operation is not fun if you can't keep the equipment off the ties.  And we are getting there with the exception of this particular Shay :bang:

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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2007 07:19 pm
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Yep-that stinkin' Shay. I have read about various railroads that had "hoodo" locomotives, many were Ephiram's invention. The West Side Lumber Co had a Shay that would "take to the woods" from straight & level track! I have 2 Shays (touche!) , the newest seems to stay on track fairly well, maybe I got it more right the second time. Old #1 has equalized trucks, the wheels are in gauge, and there seem to be no binds....but she dislikes certain sections of the line. Now, she really doesn't derail at the same places all the time, it just depends on the man at the throttle maybe. But those little rod locos, they love the bumps and grinds. I love my bumpy and wavy track, now you know why I love r/c, the loco will run over anything, including goofy track. Take thet, MOPMAN!

                the mayor of Mogollon



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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 07:29 pm
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Don't get your shorts in a wad.  You know I'm not dissin your road.  By the way, let me know when you want to take out the Ozark local on 4'-8 1/2" track.  You know you love the change of pace just like I enjoy the change of pace on your RR.  It ain't an SD40-2....but it's still fun.:glad:Besides, if it wasn't for your layout, I wouldn't be considering R/C on my layout.  Plus if things work out like I expect with the yard switcher project, I may consider a road consist next.

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Amazing atmosphere !!!



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ffayolle wrote: Amazing atmosphere !!!
Absolutely!



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Woodie:
             As you know I am a fan of Mogollon, but I discovered this page just now. WONDERFULL! WONDERFULL!!!!! Thank you. I am learning from you much more than just the use of RCC. I think there is in Mogollon layout an intrincate web of very clear and wise concepts creating an atmosphere really original. The use you make of the figures and small details is amazing.
             Are the different sections of the layout the same size? How big?
             I will wait for that track plan.
             I can't clasify Mogollon in any of the categories I know. It is just a special chapter in railway modelling. Delightfull!

                          Daniel



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 Posted: Tue Nov 27th, 2007 06:52 pm
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Daniel-thanks for the kind words.  I still haven't drawn a track plan, the layout just "grows" in the direction I feel it should at the time. As for any "standard" section, there is none. A couple of pieces are 12" by 3', one is 12" by 30", a couple are 20" by 4', the corner pieces are "L" shaped and I haven't measured them. The piece with the SC,PA,&M lattice truss bridge is 20" by 6'6". I don't build to any particular "standard" and each piece connects to the next piece just one way. I have had many requests for a track plan drawing so I guess I will have to sit down and draw something. All sections are built upon 2" blue styrofoam which makes for easy assembly and the sections that aren't held up by brackets on the motor home are set on camera tripods which can be raised/lowered for leveling. So far, the layout has been through some terrible rains and high winds in the Dallas area and has survived it all very well. I cover the layout with plastic sheet held down with duct tape and will probably leave it assembled until the temperatures get too cold for me to go outside and enjoy running trains. This is the best layout I have ever built (it isn't complete) and I have been in this hobby for almost 50 years!

              Woodie



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