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 Posted: Sat Jan 1st, 2011 09:03 pm
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Wow-sorry to think Mr Spears was passed! Just what I heard. Bill, thanks for the offer of a phone number but I have so many phone numbers of guys to call, I will be calling them from the other world myself!

I really agree with DW, just wanted everyone to think I wasn't such a jackass...but my layout is still my dream layout above all others. Sorry Mr Allen, etc...

                             Woodie



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W C Greene wrote:


.but my layout is still my dream layout above all others.

                             Woodie


Woodie,

Being able to capture the "Spirt" of your layout in one I build would make "My Dream Layout".

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There is a layout that made me homesick... I would give something to be an 1/76 scaled teenager for a couple of hours, spending a hot lazy summer day by watching the trains at Arne Wharf by Chris Nevard:

http://www.nevardmedia5.fotopic.net/c112122_1.html

The layout is only 2x3 ft, built with a light and skilled hand. Every detail (and the layout is packed full of them) looks as it MUST be there.

Michael


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If I had to pick a "famous" layout it would be the V&O.  But the truth is that I am building my dream layout.  Its not too big to be a maintenance headache but it's large enough to allow hours of operating fun.  Oh, and it keeps me out of bars and strip clubs. :bg:

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Mopman,

Smart Move !! those lap dances can get costly !!!!:) (laughing my butt off)!!! Spend your money on trains, You'll have something to show for it.:old dude:

 

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Ronnie-if you spend your money on lap dancers at certain places, you may indeed have something to remember. Can you say PEN-I-CILLIN?????

                               WCG



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Woodie,

I was laughing so hard !!! I almost got choke !!!! on my "Breakfast Burrito ":mex:

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If Ronnie is through laughing, I will continue...yep..

Dream Layout...possibly modeling a real railroad that could actually be reasonably done in one's lifetime and space alloted. My "dream layout" would probably be the Monson Railroad in Maine. Two foot gauge, Two 0-4-4t lokies, a dozen or so old flats, several old boxcars, a funky snowplow and flanger, and the smallest RPO in the US running on 6 miles of twisty trackage. A slate hauler, this little road could be faithfully (pretty much) done even in 1:35 scale without a bunch of hassle. And I haven't mentioned the interchange with the B & A at Monson Junction and the outrageous slate quarry trackage at Monson Village. If you haven't heard of this, try Googling the line.

OK, that would classify as my dream layout.

                        Woodie

Ronnie-PEN-I-CILLIN!!!!! 



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Yes, the Monson could be modeled almost in it's entirety, be shortening the "main line"

But after the two, almost identical, engines, and cars, almost all slate, don't you think that you would start to yearn for something a little different- perhaps a railbus? or some boxcars? or - or-----

But then you wouldn't have the Monson anymore-- you would have a layout based on the Monson with some freelancing.

Isn't that what you have already Woodie? Not Monson based, certainly, but a layout based on a prototype situation?

Not that there is anything wrong with that-damn few would argue with what you have created- but it comes full circle back to what your first choice for the perfect layout was.

Just thinking--I know, dangerous for an old codger 

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Herb Kephart wrote: ...don't you think that you would start to yearn for something a little different- perhaps a railbus? or some boxcars? or - or-----



Oooh, yeah...the Monson. It was my early most favorite of the Maine 2-footers.

As to traffic on the Monson...sure, it was mostly slate but lots of variety there. There were slate shingles carried on flats but a lot of the slate was specialty stuff - bathtubs, sinks, electrical cabinets, and the like - that was crated up and shipped either on the flats or in boxcars (they had six, I think).

There was also considerable less than carload traffic bound for Monson proper and even some logging (I have pictures of cars loaded with what appears to be fence post type logs), and of course, the combination car for carrying passengers and express freight.

And remember, slate work requires loads of sand for finishing and coal for the boilers (until electricity replaced some of that). Equipment was brought in, not always by truck, too.

Yeah, pretty much what Woodie has going on now, except different!



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