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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 11:28 pm
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Marty Cozad
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Please don't think I'm bragging. I love building them. On the 4th weekend of Sept is our 3 day weekend open house.

e-mail me direct for info.

all are welcome from many different sites.

Live steam/battery RC

200 to 300 die hard modelers of all different LARGE scales.

 

Dealers and swap tables also.

Lots of food.

No pets.

You need help. the shop is open 24 hours with folks working or teeking engines.

 

relaxing time unless your one of the 14 trains on the main lines and your battery goes out.

 

RC is the only way to go with this crazy group.


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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 11:44 pm
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Ric Golding keeps bugging me to go...................ah, one of these days................;)

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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2010 01:25 am
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Ken

 I'm building a new raised steam track with 14ft radious curves.  And it ties into the main layout.

See MLS roadbed forum.

good for testing and pulling contest.

please come some time. next year is our 10th anver .

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 Posted: Tue Nov 9th, 2010 02:26 am
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HI MARTY,  Welcome to the group!

I've really enjoyed looking at your layout in Garden Railways for some time.

As to how many are working in "G" scale,  I'll have to plead "Guilty".  Up untill a few months ago I had a (mostly) indoor 1/29 scale layout based on an industrial park  in Miami, Fl.  Current times--CSX--battery/radio.  End of June, this year, we moved and the railroad came down.  It's all in storage now but I hope to start rebuilding soon.
Again,  WELCOME  :bg:    

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 Posted: Wed Nov 24th, 2010 01:59 pm
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"What is 'G'?"
Simple, "G" is a track where the gauge (distance between the insides of the rails is
1 3/4 inches (1/75" or 44mm), more or less.
The scale is where we have fun.
Generally, the smallest scale is 1/32 size (3/8"=1'-0" scale). But I am converting all the 1/35 scale military railroad kits to run on G track. These include WW2 era German freight cars, armored trains and railroad guns. So maybe 1/35 is the smallest.
Marklin makes trains to 1/32 size and in Europe it is knows as #1 gauge. I'm in a club in Connecticut and one of our members runs only Marklin trains. He has a very extensive layout in his basement of Marklin HO gauge and a 1 gauge layout in his yard, which is spreading out each year. So he can enjoy running his trains all year long. 
Then we have USA and Aristocraft trains who make G trains to 1/29 size. Why that size? I do not know.
I believe there are some trains in 1/24 size (1/2"=1'-0" scale). I think they are the Bachmann products but I could be wrong as i never measured them for scale.
LGB is 1/22.5 scale as are the German made houses and buildings by Pico, etc.
Now we have the larger scale(size)  of 1/20.3. Bachmann is making engines in this larger scale.
There are also larger scales that use G track.
The track stays the same but the scale changes so anything that is larger than 1/32 scale is narrow gauge. In the past 150 years there have been many narrow gauge railroads of various track gauges all around this planet. So  the bigger the scale you use the smaller the track gauge G becomes. Gee, that does sound confusing, doesn't it?:brill:
To make things even more interesting we have military trains in WW1 that ran supplies, ammo etc up to the front lines. These were 60mm gauge or what we call 2 foot gauge. There are models available for these trains in 1/32 scale so I will be incorporating these on part of my model RR. For track I should use OO gauge, but I'll probably use HO gauge because it is more convenient in the USA for parts, running gear, etc.  After WW1 these trains were distributed around the world and were very useful in large sugar beet and pineapple plantations. So when I can get that going I'll have a railroad with its own narrow gauge railroad on it. L:

Why work outdoors? Speaking for myself, I like long stretches of track with heavy mallet engines pulling  long consists of many cars. I also detest working with tiny fiddly little things so I am making an outdoor layout using G gauge track that will run all across the back of my yard. I will not convert the basement into a model railroad room because I need the storage space and I like working outside.

A number of guys like making their model railroads outdoors because they have wives who like gardening. So they make it a joint hobby and thus have more time to spend with one another and they build the layout/garden together.
There are a number of reasons that we like to build outdoors but basically, we do it because we want to.   :us: Well, if all this doesn't confuse you I guess I've answered your question.

Enjoy, its only a hobby.
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ssculptor wrote:

LGB is 1/22.5 scale

Yes, a widely spread rumour :):)

Jürgen

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 Posted: Wed Nov 24th, 2010 08:45 pm
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I will have to side with Harold-"We don't need no stinkin' letter!"...I am not a G scale modeler, I build 35n2.  When I think G scale, I think of LGB-"Garden" scale.

      this is from the Outlaw Troublemaker



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 Posted: Wed Nov 24th, 2010 09:20 pm
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W C Greene wrote: I will have to side with Harold-"We don't need no stinkin' letter!"...I am not a G scale modeler, I build 35n2.  When I think G scale, I think of LGB-"Garden" scale.

      this is from the Outlaw Troublemaker
But there is no G scale. There is a G gauge. In G gauge we run any scale we like and we can mix them all together.
Kinda disturbs Fine Scale Modelers who want only one scale. What a silly notion. Mix them up. Lots more fun that way.
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 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 01:08 am
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Gee, I didn't mean to get crosswise with scale/gauge. I haven't been in this hobby very long and am ignorant of such things. Fine scalers??? I suppose I am since I just have to include exact scale ants crawling on my layout. I have measured them and they are about 1" long in 1:35 scale...any others get squished quickly so as to not spoil the correctness.

All this aside, as many "scales" as are being used these days, the letter designation seems to be sort of antiquated. Way back when, there was TT,HO,S,O,and big. Ahhh, life was easier then...now we have T,N,HO,S,O,G,F, and goodness knows what else. If I were in O scale, I would prefer 1:48 (or if I was a Brit-1:43)...And I forgot OO scale!

Gauge? T, N,Nn3,HOn2,HOn30,HOn42,HOn3,OO9,OOn3.5,Sn2, Sn3,Sn42...I am getting tired, I will go back to 35n2..or maybe I should call it G/35n2..

Time for bed, I will dream about this and maybe have an answer in the cold morning light. Anyone want to buy my scale rulers?

                                   Outlaw Troublemaker-Boudreaux

NOW-BACK TO THE THREAD-"WHAT IS G?".......



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 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 01:33 am
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F*** everyone who keeps thinking in terms of LETTER designations. Start thinking in terms of RATIO and all this confusion would be gone. So simple yet ignorant people keep perpetuating the dumbass notion of using a letter to denote what they're modeling. :bang:



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