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 Posted: Thu Dec 26th, 2013 01:44 pm
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Thanks Herb - I wasn't really looking for a cure to give up railroad modelling but now I've got one - & a headache.

Interesting how the radiating tracks fan out to cross over each other just before the shed doors.
Just a guess - Brazil or somewhere in Africa ??

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 Posted: Thu Dec 26th, 2013 04:11 pm
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Dwayne doesn't remember, found it looking through a bunch of saved pictures. He guesses Europe

Notice the kink at the last frog on the far right track? Looks like it wasn't heading for the door for that stall.


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I couldn't line up the tracks with the door either.

I had thought possibly Portugal but there's not much non main line passenger stuff left there - Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia ??.

Stocked up for Hogmanay ?? Regards Michael

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Gents,
that one was easy. Looks British, but there are some Americanisms, like that speeder on the left-hand side. So my educated guess was 'down under' either AUs or NZ. And here's proof. New Zealand.
Oh, besides, they did NOT bend the iron because a stub always had hinged joints.
As I understand that a Scottish dram is 10 imperial fl. drams, have I earned one? Not Hogmanay, but Jul...

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Well done Helmut, that was one educated guess !!

The Scottish "dram" may be the only variable measure of volume measurement in the world.
From my time living there (years ago) a "wee dram" was approximately anything up to 1/2 a bottle whilst a "dram" could be a bottle, or even more, depending on the location, occasion & the people involved.

Happy New Year

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I recall that the WP&Y still had lots of stubs in the late 50's. ( Not personally, but through a back issue of MR that featured a J.Armstrong article about it ). The reason given was that a stub cannot be so easily blocked by snow and ice as a tongue is.
Had a garden rr with a friend some yrs. ago, made all the stubs, and true, winter operation did not need much of turnout cleaning, almost nil.



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Michael,

Sorry for the 4 day reply, but there is one site, perhaps you've heard of it, that really has a vast wealth of information. I've shared the link so many times I can't remember if I've given it to you yet.

Anyways, the site is http://www.carendt.com.

Carl Arendt, who sadly passed away in 2011, created this site devoted to minimum space railroads. He has also written 3 books on the subject, all of which are for sale on the site which is now under new management.

This site, if you haven't been to it before, is huge. Within the site there is a micro train layout gallery with track plans and short descriptions of each layout, there is also a large collections of articles which give many helpful tips and information about model railways in really tight spaces.

Finally, the mucho grande page is an index of over 200 pages of an online magazine, all free, sort of like a blog that shows over 2500 individual layouts, all under 24 square feet, most are between 4 and 8 square feet. To top it all off, most layouts are somewhat realistic, and so by studying the track patterns, I think you'll get a great idea of what can be done in a few feet. Also, think of it this way, if you want individual scenes, then your layout is basically a collection of several micro layouts right?

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Thank you James for the Carendt link, I'll "check it out" as you folks say.

Meanwhile, while you are enjoying yourself riding the CO NG rails I have found (by accident) something called HAER in the US Library of Congress - useful but oddly lightweight on AZ, NM & CO NG RR's - not bad for E Coast prototypes though. Some HAER photos seem to occur several times over in different places. HAER also has some building plans & dimensions but not found anything that suits me yet.

are you staying up there for New Year ?

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Holy HAZARAI !!!!!

... a 5 way ...

Herb you're doing my head in !

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Here's a really old view of the Mogollon Railway's yards and enginehouse. You can see one 3 way switch in the foreground and another in front of the train on the middle track. This was all there was back in about 2004, the layout was nailed to the side of my motor home and had just started out into the back yard. And yes, there were a couple of 3 ways on the inspiration, the Silver City, Pinos Altos, & Mogollon RR. Fun to build and mo' fun to operate.

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