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YOUR DREAM LAYOUT ! - The Chance To Own ANY Legendary Layout Throughout History ?
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 Posted: Tue Dec 31st, 2019 04:41 pm
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A philosophical question....
Most of us have projects for the next 300 years.
 
So in my mind it would be a blessing, if I could acquire a layout that meets my basic requirements,
and then could concentrate on other things, that are more important to me.

In my case, building locos, passenger cars and maybe spanning catenary on the layout.
Others have other priorities.... 

There are great layouts  (F&SM comes to my mind) 
where it's obvious the owners main target was an impressive layout with plenty of detail,
and it was less important what would move on its tracks.




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Si,

On the G.S.& S. I would probably add some length to it, and maybe a little width for 1/35 scale. 
Say maybe 18" by 8'. 

Could cut it into two four-foot sections to make it easily moveable. 
That should help with the grades, and maybe give some room for run-around tracks. 

If an HO 0-4-0 can tackle the grades,
then there's no reason that a bashed HO mechanism with a 1/35 scale cab couldn't make it.




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Howdy guys...
Gerold rightly states that many modelers aren't concerned about actually operating trains on their layouts,
just the art of detail and scenery.
For me, this has been pretty much true for many, many years.
I have built several layouts in different scales and became "captive" with the details and not really the trains.
Of late, my current (and probably last) layout is about as "finished" as it will ever be.
There's the minor details and scenery to be worked on, but it looks like I wanted it to look.
However, since I got fed up with the link & pin couplers and "modernized" with Kadee automatics,
I have become less concerned with the small stuff and now find myself being an "operator" rather than a builder.
Now, the trackwork, which has been secondary to most else, has taken over the bulk of my modeling time,
as I worry more about whether anything can run on my handlaid track...or not run as the case may be.
The "track crew" (myself) has worked overtime to ensure that trains run smoothly,
and the stub switches work and align properly.
Now, this has become my main objective, weeds and dirt are lower on the "finishing scale".
It helps that my layout is wireless and doesn't depend on polished rail and Brite Boys.
Now I am REALLY having fun with my layout.
Would I dream about someone else's layout?
Probably not, I now have the one that I dreamed about...and it's in my garage!

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if i had any of them, people would hate me for the alien world changes i would make. some of the track plans in model railroader that were never as far as i know physically built, or maybe were but i don't remember. an infrastructure of romny hythe and dimchurch proportions in a post eco-pocalyptic world. with solar powered multiple unit intervillage passenger services. it would have to be more scenery then track, but enough track for interesting opperation too.
yup gum stump and snow shoe was a good one, something about that size.  portage hill and communipah was another.  except i would build or convert them to two foot or narrower gauge, in the largest scale i could find room for. 

and i am interested in opperation as much as modeling, but my idea of modeling is concept illustration. 

as it is, i've never had a lot of resources or room.  my intro to railroad modeling was when i was one year old in 1949.  friend of my dad's had a single track around his basement with a working reley based signal system and an automatic reversing, and one single trolly car as its sole rolling stock.  i've been hooked all my life.  it helps that my dad was tellegrapher towerman clerk most of my childhood and even for a couple of decades after.

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