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IDEAS SOUGHT FOR 'KIDS' LAYOUT
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 Posted: Thu Dec 30th, 2010 11:07 am
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W C Greene
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An update. Now, plans are afoot to make some sort of On30 kids' layout. The "movers & shakers" don't want anything but On30, so there it is. Now also, there is a willingness to prune down the big show layout to handle the kids' layout. Since the "big show" is just a couple of weeks away, plans are to build this layout over the coming year (a better idea) and have it ready for future shows. All the controversy? Maybe some guys woke up on the right side of the bed, maybe some Jack Daniels helped the plan...I don't know. So as it stands, the plan lives and I will bitch no more!

                   More news at eleven...                      Woodie

PS-my opposition to the "Council" still stands, it just looks like the Outlaws will be true to the name and do this in spite of what they think! RIGHT ON!



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Hi, I am Tom Goldsmith and a newbie to this extraordinary group. Experienced in HO and G and now venturing into On30.
I jumped in here because I do not believe the scale or gauge is an interest of the youngest generation. Running trains is an interest. Over the past 13+ years I and two other friends have build two HO scale traveling layouts, 8 by 18 feet. Loops with some switching. We enabled the outer loop to be remote controlled and we hand the child a home-built throttle with 2 buttons ... Green and Red. The green button adds power to the train and red reduces the power. We do have a foot peddle where we can adjust to top speed plus the acceleration and deceleration. It is a very warm feeling to see the kids face light up when then make the connection between Green and Red... Tom Goldsmith

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 Posted: Tue Jul 22nd, 2014 10:47 am
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Tom,



Great idea! Once the kids get the connection with the buttons by themselves, they get a sense of accomplishment and gratification that would be difficult to instill almost any other way.

Super!



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 Posted: Tue Jul 22nd, 2014 09:43 pm
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kids love r/c and when they realize it will run across the floor they go wild



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