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Greetings Everyone ... Modeling 'The Dinky'
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 Posted: Sun Oct 4th, 2020 06:19 pm
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Mike Brehm
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Thanks for the tip.

I've Googled him and see he has done a lot of stuff in large scale.
Also there was a lot of info about the prototype and colors of old C&NW equipment.

I have a book called 'The Dinky' and there is another, much harder to find, by Floyd Halzen called 'The Dinky Railroad'.
My brother in law has been in contact with the author and I should be able to get a copy soon. 


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Finally home from traveling and moving family across country.

I think I have the photo posting thing figured out.


This is what I have currently done and have started hand laying track.

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Love it!

NCNG (not Colorado narrow gauge). 

I love to see different prototypes. 

Keep us posted!

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Thanks for the photos.

What a project!
That's an awful lot of track to put down.


I find that I can only do a certain amount of track laying,
before I need to find something else to work on. 

My layout at the moment is just an out-and-back operation,
but getting a train to the end of the line and back without discovering another track problem,
can keep me quite occupied.




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Hi Mike  :wave:


GREAT to see you Posting on Freerails !  :thumb:


The layout photos are showing a really decent start to the railroad.  :)

Nice building mock ups, for a very effective guide to what is coming ! 




Sometimes when a 'Joining Freerails' Thread starts to become a 'Layout' Thread ...  :old dude:

... we can choose to move it, to the appropriate Freerails sub-Forum ...

... such as 'Large Scale' or 'Track Planning' or in your case, probably 'On30' I guess.  L:


If you would like it to go over to 'On30', let us know & it can be done.  :thumb:

Perhaps tinker with the Thread Title a tad ...

... & Bob's yer Uncle ! ... a NEW layout Thread.  :bg:


:java::moose::dt:


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Mike,

Thanks for sharing your progress, looks like you have captured the line well.
Looking forward to seeing your continued progress.

Given the size of this line, you could model the whole lock, stock and barrel!
Well, all the equipment anyway.

All great stuff.
Love what you are doing.


Someone was asking about plans,
I think there was an article or series in Finelines or the Gazette.
If you get the CD, it'll be in there.

There were plans in there, as well as the Dinky book mentioned.

Someone else did an article in the RMC,
on building one of the boxcars in On3 or On3 a while back, using styrene.
Check out the Model Railroad Magazine Index.

I'm excited to see this line get modeled and that you are sharing it online.

Cheers,
Brian


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Thanks Si.

I'm finally done traveling around the country and can get back to doing some modeling.

And to learn how this Forum works for replies and starting threads.

Mike


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vamodeler wrote:
Someone was asking about plans,
I think there was an article or series in Finelines or the Gazette.
If you get the CD, it'll be in there.

There were plans in there, as well as the Dinky book mentioned.

Someone else did an article in the RMC,
on building one of the boxcars in On3 or On3 a while back, using styrene.
Check out the Model Railroad Magazine Index.

I'm excited to see this line get modeled and that you are sharing it online.


Thanks Brian,

I'll check out the index.

I have the book on The Dinky and there is another book,
written by Floyd Halzen about The Dinky Railroad.

I have been able to find a copy and am looking forward to reading.

Mike


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