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 Posted: Sun Feb 23rd, 2020 02:45 pm
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Here is a little train I built for a good friend, hoping to get the Gn15 bug to bite.  

Sadly it didn't get him into Gn15.  

It was built on a Bachmann HO diesel chassis, the cars are Bachmann On30 shortened.

Regards, Dave L. 






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 Posted: Tue Feb 25th, 2020 02:06 pm
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When I first got interested in Gn15 I put an oval of track on a small board. 

I was curious as to how small a radius these trains could navigate. 

As you see, a very small radius curve is possible. 


Because I went on to start three more Gn15 layouts,

I (with tongue in cheek) call this layout #1. 


Regards, Dave L. 





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 Posted: Wed Feb 26th, 2020 03:39 am
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Gn15 does have its benefits and pleasures.

Have some things intermittently in progress, but my iffy health slows me down a lot.

And is more and more interfering with making things, which to me is the primary appeal of Gn15.

Aw man, too bad No.3 up there didn't get a bite, it really is quite nice bait.




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 Posted: Thu Feb 27th, 2020 03:32 pm
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If and when I am able to start my last layout in Gn15,
it will represent an industrial process located at the end of an island. 

A certain Mr. Sorray Charles was dismayed that his brother's cannery,
was discarding the removed fish heads during the canning process. 

The origin of Mr. S. Charles's knowledge of glue making from fish heads is unknown,
but a large government contract for the glue made the whole thing very profitable. 

A side business of turning fish skulls into bone meal,
helped finance Mr. Charles's passion for little locomotives.

Here is the evolved plan for the Fish Head Glue Co. layout. 
Size is about four by six feet. 

It is set in the year 1935. 

Thanks for looking, Dave L. 





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 Posted: Thu Feb 27th, 2020 08:31 pm
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Hey David


Forget the first word in your last post, it should read WHEN.

I am certainly looking forward to seeing progress reports with plenty of pics.


This has been an interesting topic that I followed closely,

and would love to see the finished result.


.......Peter.




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Thanks, Peter. 

I've enjoyed the process of developing the story of the Charles Fish Head Glue Co.
and the collecting of research, ideas and projects for WHEN I begin construction.

I've added grid lines over the layout plan,
and the next step will be to put it all on paper full size. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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The camera caught a very rare photo,

of Sorray Charles in his favorite little loco, on some rough track.    

Regards, Dave L. 





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There is not much of a need for passenger operation on the island,

but every now and then folks, usually fishermen, from the other end of the island,

need a ride out to the factory area. 


This is the only rolling stock that can comfortably carry people. 


Regards, Dave L. 





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The car was made from a Bachmann On30 passenger car. 

Here is the underside. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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Because of the sharp curves planned for my layout,
I seek out rolling stock with truck mounted couplers. 

Here early Bachmann HO ore cars,
illustrate how sharp a radius these trucks could handle. 

Sadly Bachmann's present day ore cars,
come with body mounted couplers,
so they would need to be converted. 

Kadee makes suitable trucks.

Regards, Dave L. 





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