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 Posted: Fri Jul 3rd, 2020 01:01 am
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David Laughery
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About the time of Halloween a few years ago I got to thinking that what if,
a small rural church had to employ a small railway to transport a deceased to the final resting place,
because the graveyard was high up on a plateau across the river from the church. 

A small locomotive, coffin car, and a coach for the burial party would comprise the entire train in Gn15. 
Tall pines up at the grave yard gave the little railway its name, "Rest in Pines Railroad" (RIP-RR). 

I never built this themed layout, but its plan is in my folder. 

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Here's a final little layout plan for the processing of pickles. 

"Peerless Pickles" depicts a small railroad that carries cucumbers from an unloading dock,
(lots of old truck models needed) to pickle brine vats for processing. 

I guess my point is that just about any industry can be the reason for a Gn15 layout.
Just think what could be. 

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I once designed a HO layout based on Pacific Electric's Sierra Madre line using your modular approach. 

It only consisted of three modules; San Marino, Lamada Park, and Sierra Madre.

Everything else was open field running so the length between modules could be adjusted to fit the available space.

Even got it started and acquired a couple of Suydam cars.  Nope, never finished.




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I remember those cars. 

I still have their catalog, too. 

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I still have this.




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Yep, that's just like mine. 

Regards, Dave L.



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 Posted: Sun Jul 12th, 2020 02:47 pm
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Some have asked what my source is for parts used in my models. 

Two sources are Trackside Details and Ozark Miniatures. 

Ozark has parts for different scales, but they are often usable. 





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At a train show I found a dealer with reproduction parts for toy trains. 

These Lionel headlights are useful for Gn15 locos. 

Note the screws for attaching to the boilers and the slot for a lightbulb or LED. 





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The plumbing section of Home Depot or Lowe's can provide fittings in copper or plastic that may be useful, too. 





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Craft stores like Michael's and JoAnne Fabrics can be an interesting source. 

I found these gulls in the craft section. 





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