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Modeling in 1:1 scale!
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 Posted: Fri Jun 30th, 2017 06:33 pm
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Lee B
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is really cool, a guy made his own 1:1 model steam locomotive and caboose for his
back yard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znM71DiFIP8





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 Posted: Fri Jun 30th, 2017 06:35 pm
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Check this one out...another "backyard" railway.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2cXG9Fu5FM

Owner used to be CEO of Chiltern Railways UK (Deutchesbahn owned).Brought the loco back in a container from India and restored it.Visits by invitation except for the odd open day.

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I had been thinking for a while, not of getting a steam engine, but finding a bunch of 35-40lb rail and collect track maintenance cars.  Hand Cars, push carts, speeders, velocipedes, etc...  Either build a loop, or a length of track that's a few hundred yards (or whatever fits on whatever land I eventually buy) and make that a garden "railroad".
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Better yet, find an abandoned track. Scenery will be ultra-realistic!!!

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Well...nothing can beat the feeling when I sit behind the throttle of my 1:2.5 steamer, crack it up and something really moves - compared to the 1:1 mockup of a 3' loco that offers only surrogates -but -  to each his own.



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 Posted: Mon Jul 10th, 2017 11:41 pm
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Guess ya do what ya can with the available time, ability, knowledge, resources.
Which adds up to all kinds of people doing all kinds of things.



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