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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2012 03:37 am
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I love that photo. The color version is great too.

If I had actually planned to build a layout, and thoroughly researched the options before buying anything, I might have done it in 1/35th. Come to think of it, I could have had a much larger RR by building a 1/35th outdoor tabletop layout all around the perimeter of the yard.

But, my layout came about entirely by chance. I saw a nice G scale starter set on sale at a discount store, and got totally hooked due to the realistic sound. Bought it on the excuse that it could be something the grandkids could play with. After running it around and around on the front patio for a few weeks, I started thinking about where and how to have a permanent layout. The rest is history.



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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2012 03:59 am
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Woodrow , Herbie..co constipaters....

Hey..this crazy thing is fun..when yer young..but when ya gotta hide it..cause whot you see is probably not whot ever body else is seeing..or a foto- graph would shew...like Ghostes and stuff..they shew up on mirs and such..but..when ya gotta watch what ya say..sometimes it is a bit less fun alla ofa sudden...I want in on this 1 thirtyfifth stuff..I got a bachman dizzle or two..some figgers arrived in the mail..like  abloddy plane crash..neat foto of the lokey in the shed..and a very nice job of painting em too..:old dude:



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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2012 04:11 am
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Woodrow , fellers..

The Lokey shewn last was form the 1:32n20".... phase..some years ago...it is fine for this better scale..he fits on a porter chassii...the idear was to have a moderate disposable chassii...we were having trouble with the Porters at that time..smoking the leedle pick ups..I know..track powa etc etc..I want to use it again due sound ..My half inch efforts mean I gotta make a steamer fro the rawr..and i decided I wanna build a railway..not a steamer outline....from the rawr .

Another foto of the thing with body off..




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 Posted: Sat Nov 17th, 2012 08:51 pm
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You know how I've been threatening to do a critter in 1/35?

Well I couldn't find a chassis I was happy with or was sure would still available 10 months down the line, so I've done a Switcher to fit the HO Switcher(SW7 and the like ) chassis available from Athearn, Proto 2000 and others.



I'd be interested what you think of it and how it could be improved. I'm not 100% happy with the hood for instance.

It's a bit bigger than some of my previous 1:35 stuff - 6ft 6 wide and almost 10ft high, more matching Maine sized stuff than industrials.

Tom



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 Posted: Sat Nov 17th, 2012 10:17 pm
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Tom-it looks OK to me. I might make a lower hood if possible but then that's what I like. Have you considered a center cab loco? I know that the SW chassis are available even as "junkers" at flea markets. Had you made this about 6 months ago, I might have gotten it instead of making my own. Also, for those with disposable income or access to "junked" mechanisms, a pair of Bachmann On30 Davenport mechanisms could be used to power this loco. I do know that it will work.
So, I like your design and am sure that others will chime in also.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 17th, 2012 11:34 pm
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Well funny you should mention it I've been working on a centre cab version too.







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 Posted: Sat Nov 17th, 2012 11:39 pm
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I LOVE IT! Well, I really, REALLY like it. That's the one.

Woodie
PS-can you get a builder name "cast" into the hood above the radiator? Wheew..



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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 03:51 am
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HIYA...

OH YEAH.. I would really like more on the center cab version.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 02:50 pm
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Well in theory I could put the builders name there, but embossing letters is one of the things I've not manage to get to work yet in the package I use - although it is supposed to do it.

If I do manage to fix it, what name should I put ?

And a slightly more modern version




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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 02:57 pm
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That's a pretty cool looking model. Tell me, when you go to build it, how do you make those rounded corners?



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