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'Appetite Mine' - Gn15
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 Posted: Mon Jun 20th, 2016 12:25 am
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Larry G
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Good afternoon everyone, Larry Gant here.
I am a 75 year old retired graphic artist (glorified term for sign painter, in my case).
Born in Clear Lake, South Dakota in 1941, moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1948, retired to the Black Hills of South Dakota/Wyoming in 2006.
 
I joined a HO scale club up in historic Deadwood and built a HO scale home layout too.

Losing interest in HO standard gauge, I have started a decent size Gn15 layout.
16"x15' along one wall and 16"x9' along another wall with a 3'x5' peninsula off the 9' wall over my modeling desk.

The Gn15 layout will be set in the Black Hills during the late 1950s.
A fictitious mineral named "Appetite" will be mined so I can avoid any rivet counters telling me I'm doing things wrong.

Looking forward to being a part of Freerails.

Larry Gant

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Welcome Larry! I have an appetite for Gn15 and the Black Hills. They are one of my favorite spots on this earth. Good on you for retiring there.

Pictures when you can, please. Start from scratch is great, a plain board will do. :old dude:

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Hi Larry, welcome to the forum! 

Say hello to Rick Mills if you get the chance to go to Hill City. 
Beautiful country, hope to get back to the Black Hills someday.
Post pictures of the layout when you get the chance please, we love nothing more than to see build progress!

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G'day Larry,
Another past Gn15 layout builder and currently a mine modeller here.

Welcome aboard and greetings from a lot further south,



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Greetings, Larry!

Others have asked for photos as you build, so I won't repeat that, only to say that I am all too familiar with appetite--have far too much, so if you need some------


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Just a test... Gn15 on my HO layout. Herb Deeks loco and cars. Left figure: Bachmann, Center: Herb Deeks Right: Jimmy Flintstone.

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Topside of the incline.

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Incline car hoist...


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Lower level approach to the incline car hoist...

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A couple of my modified Bachmann On30 tipper cars, figure is from Disney. Auto just has "made in China" on the underside.

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