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G'Day John from another John,
be sure to keep us in the loop when your stuff does start and come out of your boxes,
Welcome aboard, may your stay be along and happy one,
Unanderra in oz
Joined: Mon Dec 17th, 2018
I'm Bob Davis and glad to be a hapless noob.
I grew up with Lionel trains,
modeled HO with my grandpa and later with my dad, tried N a couple times,
but have always returned to Lionel.
Most of my modeling has been what's called "Hi-Rail" …
my version of this includes scale-ish modeling (1:48, 1:50, and whatever O27 scales out to) with fairly realistic scenery.
My "Big Awesome Layout" was a 3+ level 11x21 ft wrap-around train room,
that lasted 16 years before taking down to make room for other things in life.
That room is not coming back, so I'm looking to the garden,
and hoping to re-use the trains I've had in storage the last 7 years.
Moving outdoors in the Pacific Northwest,
I want to convert to battery-powered locos and un-powered track - and do away with the 3rd rail while I'm at it.
In joining Freerails,
I hope I can learn from and contribute to a lively and diverse community,
all in the quest to make do and build on what's currently at hand.
I have a fair collection of Lionel myself and never really figured out what scale O27 was either.
Got any photos to post of your 'Big Awesome Layout'?
You'll find a wealth of information here on just about any subject.
Besides using G scale in the Big Outdoors you'll find a few here that have used other scales outside also.
Don't be afraid to ask questions, and have fun!
Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
W C Greene
Howdy Bob and a fine Christmas welcome to Freerails! We have some great folks here and a few old grouches...
Michael, the old O27 stuff was (apparently) made close to S scale-3/16" to the foot but it was fun to mess with.
BTW, the old O27 tank car tanks make some nice 1:35 scale tanks...just a frame and trucks and they do the job.
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL
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Hi Bob, Welcome to FreeRails.
There is a lot of good stuff here for Battery-Powered/Radio-Controlled (BPRC) that should get you started.
Woodie has been doing BPRC for years.
Unanderra in oz
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