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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 06:00 pm
   
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Note how the engine and cab are articulated together.  See the flexable seam in the cab roof.  And the engineer does ride INSIDE--on 7 1/4 in gauge.




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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 06:17 pm
   
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W C Greene wrote:  Is there some type of industry you could serve?


Woodie, I've given this a great deal of thought.  Like the British train we've just looked at,  the only realistic and pratical job I can think of for this little critter is to haul people--just for the fun of it.        A toy one can shair.

  "BOUNTY LAND SCENIC RAILWAY"



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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 06:35 pm
   
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Bob, which brings us back to a point I made somewhere on this forum in that ride on trains are less model and more amusement park ride. Nothing wrong with that of course but it just seems to be the way it ends up. Had you achieved your initial goal you would've been the exception.



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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 07:03 pm
   
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I agree, Dwayne.  Being the exception can be a pretty cool thing sometimes.

But following the path others have found sucessful is often a wise choice,  even if one stumbels onto it through rediscovery as I did here.



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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 07:24 pm
   
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Very true as I've opted to work in 1/20n3 and get away from my 1/17n30 phase. :)



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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 08:46 pm
   
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Dwayne, I thought your 1/17 n30 was a clever idea.  Who knows, some day you may return to it as I hope to myTTn3.5 (1/120).  Anyway, you'll bring your own unique twist to the more familar scale of 1/20.3.  That's what's so great about this hobby.  It's the land of thinkers (yes, and dreamers) but also BUILDERS.

I hope my "back yard amusement ride" reflects a degree of free thinking, too.  Usually, ride on trains are scale models driven by out of scale engineers pulling scale cars with out of scale riders sticking out of the tops.  Nothing wrong with that; it's just not the path I've chosen.

Here is a British car I found which demonstrates my view.


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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 08:52 pm
   
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OK Bob...if you want to haul "tourists" around, one old railroad you may want to check out is/was the Mt Gretna Narrow Gauge up in Herbert's country, PA. Two foot gauge, 4-4-0 lokies (only 2 footer in the US to have them), open passenger cars, enginehouse built of peeled trees, and was just built to take folks to the top of Governor Dick (a "mountain") and back down. That's all the line did..haul folks up & down. Of course, look at all the narrow gauge lines operating today, what do they haul?

Have fun and while everyone is inside (except me) running little choo choo's, you will be outside RIDING on a little train.                      Woodie



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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 08:53 pm
   
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Here is another example.  A place out in California makes (amoung other things) street cars you ride IN.  Same design could be a passenger coach.




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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 09:02 pm
   
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W C Greene wrote:
Have fun and while everyone is inside (except me) running little choo choo's, you will be outside RIDING on a little train.                     


Seems like it'll be fun!  We won't go public--concerns about potential law-suits from "injourys".   Discover Live Steam is full of warnings about that and, Woodie, I believe you warned me about that too.

PS  I'll have to take a look at that littlt 2footer,  Thanx.

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Dat's neat!!


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