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Gila Tramway mini layout in On20
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 Posted: Sun Feb 23rd, 2014 12:22 pm
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Yep, a 66' lead sled, I blew the motor out! Minimum/maximum radius is 10", same as the the existing layout. Makes it a bit easier to build...I imagine. Oh yes, I was once called a CAD, is that applicable?



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 Posted: Sun Feb 23rd, 2014 12:43 pm
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Boy a caddie would go real well with the '49 Ford and the motorsickle!

One question though, where does the ore go? Is that gonna be on the next extension?



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 Posted: Mon Feb 24th, 2014 11:57 pm
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Buck, I haven't got a clue! Unlike the Mogollon Railway which is built for operation, the little Gila Tram is just for me to watch a train run around & around...Maybe I will add a section of "wide gauge" somewhere to interchange with. Hmmmm...

Woodie



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After much work and worry, here's GT #2 all weathered up and hauling some tourists around. Now the little pike has 2 locos and if I get "ambitious" then maybe another Shay. But how many locos can such a small operation need?




#2 runs very nicely now and has been running several hours a day to get used to the line. All is well along the Gila Rim.



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Hey Woodie - very well done! I bet the folks on the Gila Tram are really happy with the new loco!



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Hi Woodie

Nice track-plan.
Looks like BIG FUN extension for the Gila !

The lil' lokie #2 is AWESOME DUDE !

Those tourists get southern style & sights to see.
( I hope they find some old dino bones in the mines )

Great stuff Mr. Greene !

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As with many things, I have a dislike for the extreme weathering I applied to #2...sooooo, she will be "un weathered". Since the weathering is Bragdon powder applied with a bit of water, I will just use a little bit of soapy water and a stiff brush to remove it. That will probably leave a small bit of more nicer weathering. After all, #2 is the "pride of the line".
Photos later............



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An update on the Gila Tramway. Last year, I learned that a dear friend of mine was dying and couldn't complete or enjoy his nice HOn30 layout so I offered him my little GT layout just so he could watch a train run without any hassle. He enjoyed the layout and took great care of it. His widow and kids brought the layout home to me, I had thought (again) about selling it but now want to keep it. I don't have room for it, really, but will make room for it. And in the midst of this...I am thinking about building ANOTHER LITTLE LAYOUT! This time in 1:24 scale running on 16.5MM gauge...Gn15 or whatever it is called. I know that I am crazy but what can I do?
So, the Gila Tram lives on, the old Mogollon Railway is gone, the new Silver City NG is ongoing...and I WANT MORE!

As Willie Nelson sang-"I'm crazy, crazy for wanting another layout!"

Woodie (I think)



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You are not crazy, just got infected with Top Level Modeler's Virus. Enjoy!.
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