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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2012 10:07 pm
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tebee wrote: Yes but if I move to 1:35 then I'm going to start making things and your scale won't be so exclusive any more. :bg:

Tom

Who cares about being exclusive? Nothing as good as 1:35 scale model railroading stays exclusive for very long but if you get started in 1:35 now you can say you were part of the original movement that started it all. Of course, we'll all have to tip our hats to Woodie.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2012 06:23 pm
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I have nothing against using HO track well buried for On30, indeed I think I sometimes prefer it as it gives more of the "main line" feel I prefer.

But for 1:35 I think I'd prefer individual wooden coffee stirrer sleepers, with the rails spiked down ( I have a Kadee spiker)

But for the layout, I'd also have to simplify a lot, removing much existing track as there would not me room for 1:35 buildings or indeed 1:35 trains to pass.

I'll start another thread on the layout as 1:35 is one of the more unlikely ( but still possible ) options.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2012 09:56 pm
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Well, I'm not using HO track either. I'm laying mine in hand made ties.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2012 08:16 am
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I am interested in 1/35th scale railways. I have built a couple of locos on Hornby (UK) chassis, and a few wagons but have yet to build a layout. The work of UK modeller Christopher Payne inspired me initially.
Miniart make a range of 1/35th diorama kits, figures and vehicles that can be adapted for railway use.http://www.miniart-models.com/
I have purchased several sets of their industrial building walls to eventually create railway yards enclosed with factory walls.

Bachmann's wooden tipping cars in On30 look good with 1/35th scale locos, as do a few other On30 cars. A 1/32 scale Malcolm Moore DM loco kit was made by the Model Company in New Zealand. They can be powered by a black beetle drive.I have yet to build mine. Detail sets made for military modellers can be used to dress scenes. Plus Model are an example of such a company.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2012 08:18 am
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Further to my previous post, Peco (UK) On30 track looks quite good for 1/35th industrial trackage. I cut the webs between plastic sleepers, and space them out further to give what I think is a more realistic look.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2012 01:52 pm
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Hey Geoff -- Welcome aboard! From another "newbie" and 1/35 nut. :moose:



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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2012 04:24 pm
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Welcome all you crazy 1:35 guys. You have found a home here. Here is a snapshot of where I live, everyone is 35 or so.




Just a sleepy little town...until the sun goes down!

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2012 04:55 pm
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Woodie,

the place where you live is awesome. There is really something about Black & White photography that provides so much character to great modelling.

Dallas, thanks for the welcome!
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It's nice to see the abundant interest in 1/35 here! At this point, Woodie's stuff definitely has the BEST panoramic views ... but let's call that a "challenge" rather than an absolute, so we can see what the new guys might produce! :s:

Meanwhile, it's back to some silly little 1/35 minutia for me and some non-panoramic, micro-views! :) :slow:



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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2012 09:35 pm
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It helps having an entire backyard at your disposal. I call that a good thing and it does look really fine up close and personal. The photos actually do it justice.

But, yes, Woodie continually makes me very jealous. The more so because I live so close to him (about 20 minutes away).

Name-dropper? You bet!



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