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My New Fn3 Railroad In The Garage
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 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2012 09:31 am
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Hi All. A couple of weeks ago, I had to go to the Doctors for and eyesight checkup, he told me I was to give up reading a lot and to concentrate on larger things - so after a couple of days I decided to give up and take down my ON30 layout and change scales to Fn3 !!

Ive got a whole load of On30 locos to get rid of - plus rolling stock, but Ive made my mind up to go Fn3.

I have a garage which is 15ft x 8ft, and have started to build a U shaped end to end layout in that space. Ive also decided to build all the track from scratch, using PSB for sleepers and Code 200 Peco rail - my biggest problem will be building switches (points) of which I will need about 6 of.

My rolling stock will all be Bachmann and in the post I have various items, soon as I get going I will post some pictures
Its going to be an end to end Logging layout

Graham:bg:

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 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2012 10:18 am
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I might be interested in some of your On30 stuff, Graham. PM me when you get to the point of selling.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2012 03:23 pm
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Hi mwiz64
Im happy to send you a list of what I have but I think they will be more expensive than USA prices
Graham

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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2012 12:40 pm
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Well, its now 3 days later and Ive come to my first point, I have a PCB booklet non how to make points, so Ive made a start, with pics to follow. I still awaitmy first loco from USA, which should be a 2-6-6-2 Mallet, that will need weathering and a sound system fitting, its going quite well, so far I have laid about 40ft of track on PBB sleepers and its looking quite good - again pics to follow
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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2012 02:15 pm
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I see... I didn't realize you were not stateside. Thanks anyway. looking forward to watching your progress.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2012 04:10 am
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Thats ok Mike, no problems, our locations seem to dissapear when we are off-line - never mind. Hopefully today I will be able to get some photos taken of my rapidly expanding empire, Im really glad about how its going and where Im going, maybe tommorow my first Fn3 locos will appear.
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Graham

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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2012 10:23 am
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Building switches (turnouts)? Check out what DW has done on his 1:20.3 line...he shows just how to make a great looking and operating switch!

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=4163&forum_id=50

You will need to go to page 3 to see the work, but it is well worth following along.           Woodie



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 Posted: Mon Sep 24th, 2012 09:51 am
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Cheers Woodie - I will look it up thanks

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Hi Woodie, Ive had a look at DW`s turnouts, but they aint finished. Mine are now at a point (sorry for pun) and all I have to do is to grind off the facings on the lead ins to the point itself. Should get that done by Friday, and then it wont take long to fit it in properly, hopefully I will have a turnout working by next Monday.
Ive now recieved my first locos from the States - I now have a Mallet 2-6-6-2: a 3 Truck Shay, a Climax, and yesterday my last loco - a Heisler - now all Ive got to do is find some loco men and apply some weathering - then Im away.
Graham

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Great news Graham. I am most impressed that you will put crews in the locos. One of my "pet peaves" is to look at vids and pix of "magnificant" and "finely detailed" layouts and there are NO crewmen in the locos! Of course, I just imagine that the locos are run by r/c. Or maybe should be! Photos please, and updates...

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