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 Posted: Tue Dec 5th, 2017 09:18 pm
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Larry G
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Bought myself a label maker. I am posting labels at key locations around the layout. These labels should help visitors understand the layout.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 5th, 2017 09:34 pm
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This label gives info on scale, gauge and track height. Notice that I stated the track gauge as 18" not 15". I did this to ward off any comments about no 15" rail lines in the US. The only exception being amusement park trains. I have had to explain that my 15" track represents 18" gauge. Many industries in the US used 18" gauge, such as in mining operations.

Gn15 is only 3" too narrow to represent 18" gauge. On30 is 6" too narrow to represent 3' gauge and 6" too wide to represent 2' gauge. The same goes for HOn 30.
O scale, standard gauge, trains are running on 5' gauge track, not 4' 8 & 1/2" gauge.
G scale started out, in the US, running 3' prototypes on 42" gauge track. The scale of the trans has since been enlarged to be the correct size for the track.

Many of us have to make compromises to build in a certain scale/gauge that we favor.
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I'm with you Larry.  I declare my Geneseo Rwy to be 18" gauge as well.



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 Posted: Mon Dec 18th, 2017 07:02 am
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I have a need for trimmed hedges at the BigStone Mountain Lodge.

For material, this is what I came up with, a foam furnace filter. This thing is big enough to supply hedges for the rest of my life.
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 Posted: Mon Dec 18th, 2017 07:06 am
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I cut the foam to the needed size and pushed flat tooth picks into the bottom. These are to represent the trunks of the individual bushes.  LG

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Next, I spray painted the entire thing black. LG

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To finish up, I sprayed it with hair spray and covered it with ground foam. LG

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This is the finished hedge. Bushes and other types of ornamental plants can be made this way too.  LG

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I've picked up a few artificial flowers from Michael's and Hobby Lobby that have the appropriate look or buds for my desert scenery.  I can always spray the stuff a different color if I need to, and I hit everything with a shot of UV protection spray.



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I picked up 3 Thomas gondolas for $3 about 15 years ago. Finally, I found a use for them.

Using the under frame and wheels, I built two bulk head flats and a mini box car.  Love the spoked wheels. If these Thomas cars weren't so grossly over priced, I would buy many more.  LG


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