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 Posted: Fri Jun 23rd, 2017 07:45 pm
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Jonah K
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Hey there!
I am finally ready to start my On30 railroading project, which I'm most excited about. It's going to be a small-ish layout size (42" x 54") with its main source of power being a Bachmann outside frame 4-4-0 that I got on sale :glad:.
For now, I'm just still trying to determine the best layout for the space, as well as a definite theme. I'm going towards either logging or mining, but maybe even a backwoods freight line would be good. 
The point of this post is to keep you updated on how the layout is going, as well if need to make a dialogue on what to go with for the railroad. If anyone has an initial suggestion on theme, that would be great!
-Jonah

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 Posted: Sat Jun 24th, 2017 12:22 am
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Hey Jonah, that's great.  There are many fine On30 examples here on Freerails.  Post often so that we can follow what you are doing.



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 Posted: Sat Jun 24th, 2017 12:24 am
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Poporocoplis, Mohaqwaxic and Coazhaxjunis Limber, Mining & Navigation Railroad Company Inc.
I guess covers all bases.
Probably the letterboard will be longer than the layout itself...
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Isn't that always the case with a short line? I thought it was a rule!
-Jonah

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Hi Jonah :wave:



Good to see you on Freerails ! :bg:



Once you've done that determining ... ;)

... if you want the name of this Thread changed, just ask.

We can do all kinds of jazz like that. :shocked:



" Poporocoplis, Mohaqwaxic and Coazhaxjunis Limber, Mining & Navigation Railroad Company Inc."



Joses short line, seems like a long paragraph to me. :cool:

Watch out if you use too many of the same letters.



Mysterious Moose Mountain Molybdenum Mining & Manufacturing Co.

Or ...

M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.

... is a killer on dry-lettering sheets after only 1 car !! :f:



I think Joses ...

P.M.& C.L.M.N.R.Co.Inc.

... is a much better mix of letters.



:moose:



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Bung in a couple of vowels & you could get a good 'Countdown' score ! ;)



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... mine requires a longer letterboard...
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Ah the 6M company... twice as productive as 3M.  



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Question I needed to pose the group, what trackbed do you guys use? I'm using Micro Engineering track for reference

-Jonah

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Hi Jonah :wave:


There is a recent Thread on that subject here :-


Roadbed Options


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A little update on the railroad.

The table itself is almost done. Nothing too fancy so I won't bore you with pictures of that endeavor.

However, I'd like to say I've finally figured a name for the railroad.

Alpine Flats Ralroad!

Got the theme to be around 1920's, in a fictional mountainous region (similar to the Rocky Mountains). Its primary freight will be from the coal mines, although normal freight and tourist passengers have been known to visit the railroad.

That's it for now, if a mod could change the title to "Alpine Flats Railroad project", that would be appreciated!

-Jonah

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