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Gila Tramway mini layout in On20
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 Posted: Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 11:32 am
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Here are 2 more photos showing (top) the layout with most ties and some track. Also shown is (bottom) little #4 with 2 ore cars on the "first run". The little layout is sitting on top of the Mogollon Railway's yard. More will happen when the weather again forces me to stay inside and work or I decide to bring the layout outside and mess with it.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 5th, 2010 09:30 am
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This is great Woodie! I think I've mentioned that your Mogollon Railway article in the NG&SLG was (is!) very influential on me. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

-Cody

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Cody- now, I am in the process of building some switches (turnouts) and they are about to drive me crazy! I am used to larger stuff and not worrying about power running through the rails. The old Mogollon in that Gazette was also On20 and had handlaid code 55 switches-stubs. I wuz a younger dude back then...now the tiny rail & close clearances take some getting used to.However, it will all work out.  I should be glad that this ain't Z scale and I'm not messing with code 40 rail.

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I bet the construction crews were pulled and had to operate the Mogollon RR today. Nice day to get caught up on some deliveries. :Salute: :glad:

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Bobby-I spent much of the day fixing stuff so when you get here things will look OK. The end of the month brings the Outlaws so I hope to have not only the big layout tuned up, but the little one running well also. An outdoor railroad has the same problems as the real thing...just a smaller scale.

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OK, here's an update. You know how change is sometimes "good"?  The track plan for the Gila Tram has changed again. The neat switchback I envisioned would take more space than I have available...now, if I made the grades very abrupt and heavy, it might could happen, but I chose to omit the higher level track and make the lower level a 2 track operation and build a larger mine. This way, I can still have a decent little operation and a better mine structure instead of 2 small mines and too much grade.  Heck, I might have room for some other structures without all that track. I now have all the "main line" laid and the little Shay and some cars have been running around & around for an hour or so...just what I wanted to begin with! Since it is raining today, I won't be taking any photos to show what I have done, but soon the sun will be out for all that.

So far, I finally have my pokey little train running and I am indeed a happy camper.



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Sounds like a productive day.  I like the idea of a simpler track plan for the switchback.  It gives you more room for supporting structures ie company store or houses.



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Jim-more room for...SCENERY...mesa, natural arch, cactus, sagebrush...and a very few structures. Remember that I will have to build any such structures from scratch. I ain't gonna buy a 400 dollar mine kit, etc.       I am looking at a nice mine that was serviced by the Gilpin Tramway, looks like I have the room to do it Also, there was a nice mine above Mogollon that I like also. Lots to choose from. I figure that just a water tank, maybe an oil tank, and some kind of other little building will be it.  More when I decide what to do. 



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Hey Woodie

It sounds terrific! I hope we can see some photos soon.

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