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Gila Tramway mini layout in On20
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 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2010 06:03 pm
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Hi Russ-I love those arches also, there's just so many you can put on one layout! Peach Head says that those wooden knobs along the edge are the "switch control mechanisms"-the high tech way turnouts are thrown.

                          Woodie



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Very, very cool, Woodie! It's really great to see the small layouts being built by you, Bill and Russ. I hope there are others who will share their progress.

It's almost like working to a fast clock: lay the track, do the wiring, add scenery and buildings and before you know it you have a great little working model railroad. And it doesn't cost a whole lot!

Please keep us posted.

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Russ-old PH has been eyeing Daisy since you put her on as your avatar. I didn't know the old boy had it in him!

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Dazed is about 10, she adopted me at the Lake County Humane Society about 5 years ago. Posted some photos from Hoosier 2010 last Saturday in my picasa album.

 http://picasaweb.google.com/117072753761430647826/Hoosier2010#

About 50 people. Congrats to Al Askerberg for another fun meet. Brought home 8 partially assembled (body + bolsters) HO Gould hoppers. So far 1 on 18" trucks and 1 on 20" trucks just to see how they will work. (No 20" layout yet, do have some Grandt Gilpin cars and a Plymouth FL that runs pretty good.) Hopper shots soon! Here's a link for all the cat fans!

 http://icanhascheezburger.com/ 

Here's a fresh shot of the Post Office - the stuff all over the ground is junk mail made from junk mail. :glad:




 

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Wow-Junk made from junk mail! Funky as hell and extremely cool! I love that extremely narrow track, narrower the better...

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OK Mr Peabody, here's some photos from the way-back machine. They are of my old Mogollon Railway about 10 to 12 years ago. Why post them here? The railroad was On20 (HOn3 gauge) and the current Gila Tram #4 was part of the scene as were the ore cars and other stuff.



This old B&W photo shows Mogollon Railway #4 (now #4 on the Gila Tram) pulling a train into downtown Mogollon. Here is the old Gila Hotel and a couple of the ladies at "work". The cowboy and mules were from the old 20 Mule Team Borax kit.



#4 brings some supplies to the old Lost Money mine which was close to the switchback.



#3 or #4 is shown down in Tres Diablos Canyon to pick up an ore car from the monorail dump. The retaining walls were made from bamboo bar b q skewers.



This little critter was made from an ancient (1950's) Penn Line Davenport which had the frame & wheels narrowed for the gauge and some O scale parts added. The critter's body was made of lead and she could pull several loaded cars up out of the canyon. She was sold, the only piece of Mogollon equipment that fetched a little dinero. The Mogollon Railway was given to a fellow who assured me that he would set it up and run it. To my knowlege, it is still in his dusty garage, worse for the wear.

Hope you enjoyed these pix, they sure brought back some good memories.

 



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Woodie, cool pics :mex:, great modeling :thumb: and many ideas to steal... ;)  The borax mules fit very well in the 0 scale indeed (I remember we had a discussion about the scale somewhere)

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I think Mal Ferrell's Arizona Copper articles and your original layout really planted the seed for my stuff. Here's something you need to build -

 

Also 2 shots of Rich Craig's (Alvada Two Footer RR) Plymouth TLG; same as the one in my drawing except for a GMC HydraMatic instead of a 3 speed plus a reversing axle.





We want to see one built and running next week :cool: !! I have the drawing in both .pdf and .dwg formats (autocad) if anyone wants a scale copy.
Russ

 

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Yes Russ-that is a cool critter. The problem is that the last time a diesel/gasoline loco salesman dropped by to Mogollon, he was shot by  some of the patrons of the Bloated Goat #2. I don't think IC will ever be used on this old line-except for the supt's Model T.

On the little Gila Tramway, that little critter in On20 would be SMALL, SMALL, VERY TINY! I love it, but will be content to love it from afar. How about you building it in say..TTn3.5 or maybe Nn3-I triple dog dare you!!!

                             Woodie



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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2010 10:38 am
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In 1/32 you could do it with track power but for R/C you would really need a trailer. The real problem is the open cockpit and tiny hood. The cadfile is drawn full scale (12") and I copied it down to all the common RR scales and O scale down is pretty much brass scratchbuilding territory. A guy on our On18 group did one using the Bachmann MDT but the frame really doesn't look right.

I have a growing someday box of 1/32 stuff, my old Penn Line Whitcomb is in there along with some Bachmann v-tippers.  Might do a portable layout, if I left it outdoors like yours I would need a working rotary plow for northern Ohio winters! - Russ

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