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For many reasons, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway looks like the perfect narrow gauge subject to model.

I just love the gritty urban look and then there are beautiful mountains too.

Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgD-onmSkyM




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Yep, the DHR is quite the little 2 footer! Also, Backwoods Miniatures and someone else make kits for the little tank locos. If you model this, you may spend more money & time making the hundreds of folks who ride the train! And to those who say "tight turns ain't proto-type", they need to check the DHR out. I love the narrow streets in the villages where the train "shares" the right of way. Wonderful!!

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I agree.

That aspect is wonderful.

Did you notice the open sewers between the track and the front of the buildings?

I’ll bet that’s a lovely smell...




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Man, the clearances there are amazing.
I would imagine a few people over the years have walked out into the path of one of these trains,
or just walked right into the side of one passing in front of the door.


mwiz64 wrote:
Did you notice the open sewers between the track and the front of the buildings?
I’ll bet that’s a lovely smell...


A friend of mine who'd been to there and Afghanistan before that said both were tied as,
"The most gag-inducing places on Earth".




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Steamed vegetables anyone ? :shocked:





The shopkeeper is probably thinking ...

... Yeah, it'll clear my half sack of potatoes by well over an 1/8". :w:



;)



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I think it makes shopping very easy...see something you need just stick your hand out. 



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Except the store owner can run faster than the train... lol



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The loop at 'Agony Point'.






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Looking for a trackplan ?





Well this one gets you up the mountain, by another 138ft !  L:

Or 34.5" higher in 1:48 scale !!  :shocked:



Only a 70ft curve in the middle !

Not too bad, a 17.5" radius in On30  :P


Might even get a Mogul & tender up there.  ;)



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