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First I have found that job and other life really gets in the way of setting up a layout!  I have kinda disappeared for a while since things were set with the Christmas layout and I had  a decision.

Well it looks like I am going to renege on my O scale decision.

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7344&forum_id=3

While I *really* like the size of O scale, not to mention the locos and other rolling stock I have obtained, I am finding it a bit more than  challenging to accomplish my goal of BPRC with these engines while still having at least analog, controllable sound.  I would really like to keep DCC as well.  The voltage and amperage are just over the line of most parts and systems available, and most stuff being 3 rail makes it that much more difficult.

Also, I am not sure I will be able to get anything going outdoors any time soon - that is a real time issue.  I have a 'new' position that has been taking a LOT of my time, plus my daughter is getting older and needs more attention and another due in May.  One is not supposed to chafe at these things, but free time is minimal.  That is all I will say there!  :bang:

That said I am going to do something indoors with On30 which is my second choice gauge - so it still is O scale.  I think it will be good experience if I ever get to do an outdoor layout, especially since I am still new to model railroading.

I hope to have a bit more time to at least post questions (as long as you all don't mind!) and do more research.  I still need to negotiate the space for the layout, although an indoor layout has already been agreed to.

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You're lucky



When I wanted a pool table the wife gave me a fat lip !


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i wanted an elevator and only got the shaft ...

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Well, I can't honestly say it has been brought to a close yet, so I may NOT get out if it what I think I am going to!

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well I have finally gotten somewhere. i went off to G Scale land and now have enough track for an indoor layout that is set up temporarily in the front room for my oldest daughter and myself to mess around with. I have 4 loco's and several pieces of rolling stock. i am happy with this, which is where i started. i guess i had to do some work, etc. to really figure it out. outdoors will be less of a problem when i get to it, now i just need the time and some cash to build the outdoor layout. in the interim i can work on my BPRC conversions/methodology, i.e. pick the electronics i want to do this with.

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Sounds like something is working, and that's a good thing!

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yeah, finally! i actually have trains to run and can do that. :)

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Hi Helmut,
I'm glad you now have a path forward and have picked a scale that you are happy with, and one that can give you satisfaction into the future. 


I'm not sure if you know about this outfit http://www.larrygscale.com/  They might have some scenery stuff that you can use.  I don't know how they compare range and price wise from what you have available on the west coast. 

They used to carry a range of figures for 1:24 model cars that appear to be no longer in their catalogue. I got a several forklift driver figures from them some years ago. This seated resin figure "Earl" had several poseable arns and some different heads that would probably have made him useful for a driver for a small locomotive.

Please keep us posted as things develop on and around your tracks

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John,
Thx! I will check them out.


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