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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 09:11 pm
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W C Greene wrote:, look beyond the reality and into the crux of the biscuit.

Steady on chaps, I thought I was the one taking the hallucinogenic opiates, not you lot !

How would a true Zen Master get rid of all the insects wiggling on the floor around me ? A gravel rake would do I guess.

Damn, forgot my name. Regards.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 09:21 pm
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W C Greene wrote:
Well, Grasshopper, look beyond the reality and into the crux of the biscuit.

Grasshoppers like funny shaped biscuits?? News to me...

Zen Masters and stuff... This is getting way too metaphysical.

Bring on the bashed Triang. :P



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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 09:54 pm
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Si,

A word of advice if I may. Listen to those Zen Masters of layout design, Master Greene & Master Herb -

"Less really is more".

I didn't, 'get' this at first but they are so right - look at the old outdoor SCPA&M pix - look at the ratio/footprint of rail trackage to scenic diversionary detail.
Also the railroad must have a plausible history & reason for being.

35:1 will soon eat up all the space on a smaller board size, space better used to create atmosphere. mines, depots etc.

Don't forget to allow for bridge deck depths & loco chimney heights, it not just a matter of measuring railhead height to railhead height; 4" IMO is really tight at 35:1.

Yes John, 'bashed' is the correct use of Triangle.

Follow Ford Prefect into the perpetual spiral railroad universe, but keep it simple.

Regards, Michael

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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 10:03 pm
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" Damn, forgot my name "

Hi Marvin

Don't worry, who needs one anyway.
The voodoo-doll I stick rail-spikes into...
...represents EVERYONE who slags off Tri-ang !

' What's Goin On ? '
Never mind that...
...you'll be out of Hospital soon & won't remember a thing !

( don't forget the hundred-quid you owe me though ! )

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Hi John

I can always rely on a stalwart Tri-ang man to ask for the best there is !

No voodoo rail-spikes for John !
He's the ONLY known person on Earth...
...to have WORN OUT a set of Tri-angs finest solid-steel locomotive 'Growler-Wheels' !!
SAVAGE !!

John, I've actually got a load more Tri-ang stuff to Post yet.
But.
For now, how about the next best thing !
It's back to the swingin' '60s yet again...

...& now for my latest 'Trix'(TM) !



A lil' weekend flutter on eBay & Dave :cool: the postman arrived with this riveting depressed-flatcar !
( it'll probably cheer up later though )

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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 11:01 pm
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Si, that old Tri Ang HO stuff was so chunky and klunky that it seems to pass for 1:35 or 1:48. It seems very hard to get over here in the colonies...a shame that Tyco and funky old Bachmann (long before Spectrum) were not made to a different scale, then we would use them. Wait...I DID use 2 Bachmann Thomas "Percy" mechanisms for my American Garrett. Damn things run great, especially on r/c!

Open the pod bay doors Hal.....



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" I'm sorry Woodie I can't do that "

" It can only be attributable to human error "



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" Si, that old Tri-ang HO stuff was so chunky and klunky that it seems to pass for 1:35 "

Howdy Woodie :cb:

Just pulled out HALs charger-plug...
...so 'normal' service is now resumed.
If Herb had a HAL 9000 on his wall...
...I guess by now it would have a .380 hole in the lens !!

Woodie, quite a few '60s Tri-ang parts are working really well here for 1:35n2
Their trucks for my car scratchbuilds, are looking just 'right'.
The big riveted-tanks in HO, look like clunky-funky size in 1:35
With the odd new brake-wheel, decking & couplers; the ore-cars will be great as well.

The best part about mixing scratchbuilding with 'bashed' Tri-ang is...
...IT'S FUN !!

Some of the more unusual Tri-ang items can cost a quid or two...
...but mostly, I'm picking up fantastically made diecast pieces, for peanuts !!
If it's 'mint' or 'boxed', is no concern for M.M.M

:moose:

Si.

I just have to avoid the 'silly' stuff !!
I do like it though !!
Your wallet might EXPLODE ! if you want to buy one of these.
Still cheaper than Bachmann in the U.K though.



Shipment of HAL 9000 computers SABOTAGED on the way to Mysterious Moose Mountain.

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Hank Hatchet has now had a bit of a chance to 'play' with the new depressed-flatcar.

The Mysterious Moose Mountain documentalist, Phreddy Photog, was careful as usual, with his cropping, when the new riveted-metal car arrived at the car-shop.
BUFFERS !! have been known to attract comment from some quarters !
Sometimes all four at once !!

Hank Hatchet, the car-shop guy had a plan up his sleeve though, for those cast-iron carbuncles...
...along with a few 'extra' Aces, from last nights 'friendly' card game at the Gold Nugget Saloon !!

Sans it's BUFFERS, some kind of adapting of the diecast-underframe can be worked out.
The San Juan Car Company knuckle-couplers, need securing to the ends.
As it stands, the ride-height requires some work also.
The Trix-Twin standard-trucks are too high & aren't giving the car that 'extra-low' look we are after.

Mysterious Moose Mountains flatcar actually came with quite a nice 'marine-boiler load'...
...made from moulded-ends & embossed-rivet tin-plate wrapper.
I quite like the alternate cable-drum load as well.
Erith, in Kent, is just a few miles from my home !

:moose:

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The MiniArt farm wall sections are s l o w l y coming together.

As usual, the 'styrene-warp' factor is an issue...
...the engines can nay take it Captain !



After reinforcing the centres & edges of the 2 vacuum formed halves...
...see previous <<< Page...
...clamping with WEAK wooden clothes-pegs & MEKing the joints is working OK.

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