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 Posted: Thu Aug 9th, 2018 07:41 pm
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John Ray
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I've been involved in model railroading for close to 50 years.

In more recent history, I was one of the founding members of the California Central Coast modular On30 group.

After many years of enjoyment and fellowship in the group 2 things happened to change my direction,
first, we moved to Arizona, and second, my vision significantly declined.

I stopped being involved in model railroading for over a year, until I met "Grand Central",
a neighborhood group that was running Large Scale. 
Hey, something I could see!

I started building 7/8ths kits and got my modeling mojo back.

We returned to California a couple of years ago,
and since then I have built models in 7/8ths,  1:20.3,  1:24,  and 1:29 and thoroughly enjoying it!

I've just started modeling in 1/29n3.
Even though I've just started, I am enthused to build in 1/29th narrow gauge.
To me, it's a lot like pre-Bachmann days in On30. 
You have to scratch and bash O-scale mechanisms into the locomotives you want.

Thanks for letting me join (now I can see the pictures!!!)

John


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 Posted: Thu Aug 9th, 2018 11:41 pm
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Howdy John and welcome to Freerails. 1:29n3 sounds way cool. I model 1:35n2 so I can use available On30 mechanisms, etc. and the vast offerings in the military scale I have "adopted". We would love to see some photos and read some verbage...we are waiting!

Woodie



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John,
Can't wait to see your work, sounds to me a neat choice in scale.



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Thank you for the welcome, Woodie. I've been a fan of your innovative approach to model railroading for a long time. By the way, if you were to visit Shorpy.com you would find a couple of early 1900's pictures of Mogollon NM, published in the last few weeks. I hope to have some updates on my attempt at 1/29n3 after I get some business out of the way and get back to modeling.John

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Thanks, Lee.  I've got a couple of weeks of travel (some fun, some business) to get out of the way, and then I would be pleased to publish some photos of my rudimentary efforts in the total SCRATCH and BASH scale of 1/29n3.
I've ordered a couple of used O scale locomotives ordered, they should be here when I get back. I'm going to start with a couple of Infernal Combustion Critters for power, and I'm about half finished on a couple of G-gauge cars that I chopped and channeled to make the size appropriate for this scale.
John

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Hi John  :wave:



WELCOME ! again to Freerails !!  :bg:



" I would be pleased to publish some photos of my rudimentary efforts in the total SCRATCH and BASH scale of 1/29n3 "



As a SCRATCH and BASHer in 1:35n2 .... I can't wait !  :thumb:

Freerails is a GREAT place for what isn't covered in 'the mainstream!.  :cool:



All the best.



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John,

Those are some neat photos of Mogollon at shorpy.com



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Yep, those are some cool old Muggy-own photos. The first time I went there (way back in the 70's), as I drove on the old road to the "ghost town", all I could think about was how it reminded me of something William Shatner would get into in a Twilight Zone segment. Yikes!

Woodie



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