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 Posted: Sun Feb 2nd, 2020 12:19 pm
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Bob R
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RIVET COUNTERS! 

I have had that experience. 

For the benefit of one particular local rivet counter (an NMRA Master Modeler),
I built a small 2' x 4' foot display layout (High Trestle Creek),
whose sole activity was rivet mining. 

The mine cars were hauling rivets from the mine. 
Took a bit to make the thousands of rivets from plastic rod.
 
I have since cut it up and the structures etc,
are now incorporated in my home layout - Geneseo Railway. 

I still point to the sign when appropriate,
to let visitors know my feelings.







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 Posted: Sun Feb 2nd, 2020 12:38 pm
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Nice Guy Eddie
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" Took a bit to make the thousands of rivets from plastic rod "


How did you know you had made thousands ?

Were you counting them ?


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 Posted: Mon Feb 3rd, 2020 10:10 am
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That is way too cool Bob.  :)


Showing rivet counters the door,

with a free sample of a hot rivet up the ol bung,

will get 'em out the door PDQ.


he he  :)




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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2020 11:20 pm
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David Laughery
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Something I like to do is photo-copy actual turnouts,
and place the copies on full size drawings to finalize track placement,
and get an idea of how the plan actually works.

Sketches and doodles often do not enlarge to actual, workable situations. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 05:26 pm
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Larry G
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By adding a bit of thin plastic to a Bachmann On30 tipper car,
it becomes a credible Gn15 car.

Of course, the Bachmann car can be used as is.

Tramway cars come in many sizes and shapes.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 05:33 pm
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Larry G
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For those new to Gn15, I thought a size compairison might be in order.

This Gn15 mine motor is about the same size as a small HO locomotive.
 
Larry G





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David Laughery
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Larry is right.

Small engines are possible.  

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David Laughery
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Small, compact layouts are possible with Gn15's sharp curves. 

Here a layout in the planning stages measures only about three by five feet. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 05:24 pm
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Larry G
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Large Gn15 layouts are also possible.

My Appetite Mine layout fills a room 13'x15'.

Very large structures can be built too.

Larry G





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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 05:29 pm
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Here is the large, Bradly shaft of the T. Gant Mining co.

This structure occupies an area of aprox. 18" sq.

Larry Gant





Nice photos Larry

You should try uploading them to your FREE Freerails 'Members Gallery' & Posting them from there


David figured it out easily enough having read the simple instructions carefully

He is a self confessed computer numpty as well !


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