Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Large Scale > My New Fn3 Railroad In The Garage

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

My New Fn3 Railroad In The Garage
 Moderated by: . Page:    1  2  3  4  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2012 02:31 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
ASH
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 4th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
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:

Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2012 05:40 pm
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
ASH
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 4th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
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
Graham

Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2012 09:10 am
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
ASH
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 4th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
Hopefully today I will be able to get some photos taken of my rapidly expanding empire.
I'm really glad about how its going and where Im going, maybe tomorrow my first Fn3 locos will appear.
cheers
Graham


Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2012 03:23 pm
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8253
Status: 
Offline
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



____________________
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Sep 24th, 2012 02:51 pm
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
ASH
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 4th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
Cheers Woodie - I will look it up thanks

Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Oct 24th, 2012 02:58 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
ASH
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 4th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
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

Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Oct 24th, 2012 03:15 pm
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8253
Status: 
Offline
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...

Woodie



____________________
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Oct 24th, 2012 10:33 pm
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
ASH
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 4th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
Hi Woodie, thats one of my pet hates too - locos with no crew !! I think its appalling when we spend around £400 per loco but cant be a*sed to put crew in them.
I have indeed taken myself to task over no pics and will endevour to get myself in gear and provide some tommorow
Graham

Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 04:58 pm
  PMQuoteReply
9th Post
ASH
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 4th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
Alas - still no pics, Ive been doing other things. I sold 6 F (45mm) points to a mate about a year ago, I asked for them back last month and he agreed, so its a case of collecting them.
Once I have the points back, then Im away - good stuff
Graham

Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 04:59 pm
  PMQuoteReply
10th Post
ASH
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 4th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
Meanwhile - Ive been doing a bit of weathering to my rolling stock, and its now looking much better,the 3 truck Shay is next, she will look lovely pulling some log skeles around
Graham

Back To Top


 Current time is 09:49 pm
Page:    1  2  3  4  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Large Scale > My New Fn3 Railroad In The Garage
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems