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 Posted: Sat Mar 26th, 2022 12:00 pm
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James Macintyre
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I am living in a independent living senior facility.

We have a new owner who has decided
to allocate a room in the basement for a model railroad.

It's about 30' x 40' large but not enormous,
so I am figuring that On30 is the ticket.

Large enough for old eyes,
and small enough radii to get more than a loop going.

Built on expandable modules about 2' x 4' to start.
I will chronicle the development of the project here.


Me, I've been a rubber gauger for years.

I have interests in military and fantasy modeling as well.
This affects my style and scope of my modeling.

So far I have an artist and a padawan learner on board.

If you are interested in a place
to spend your leisure years in beautiful northern Illinois,
and want to do some trains speak up.

I could use some help.


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 Posted: Sat Mar 26th, 2022 01:50 pm
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... paradise ...








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Hi James  :wave:


WELCOME again !  :)


I hope you are enjoying the Freerails Site ...  :thumb:

... & have found inspiration for 'Project Basement' !


I am looking forward to hearing how it's going.  :bg:


We can move this Thread over to the 'On30' Forum,

as it is, it would make a good 'Project Thread' start.


Let us know, we often move 'Joining' Threads ...  L:

... they can be all that's needed to inspire more On30 !


:java::moose: :dt:


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 Posted: Wed Apr 13th, 2022 02:35 am
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Ok to move the Thread.

Just send me a Link when it finds a home,

so I can find it ! 


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 Posted: Wed Apr 13th, 2022 09:21 pm
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Hi James.


You have moved to another part of the Galaxy !

Your teleported digits, blasted-off over to 'On30'


"Jim, you're on a 5-year mission ...

... to boldly go where no basement has gone before !"


Starfleet ... Over & Out ...  :shades:




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Are there any 1:48, 30mm Star Trek figures available ?

I'd love to have an away team tracking a sasquatch.

I  can get the sasquatch but the Starfleet figures are way too big.


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Welcome James.  

I am a rubber gauger my self.

I currently have an HO scale railroad
in a space that once held an On30 layout.

Not having enough to do,
I am also building a 3/4" scale live steam Shay.

Lots of good folks on the Forum.

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Hi James,

Finding 'Star Trek' figures in close to 1:48 scale might be a problem,
given the way some Hollywood franchises protect their intellectual property.

Have you looked at other military figures used in the wargaming space ?
Shapeways has some figures in the 'Gears of War' and 'Mortal Kombat' genres. 

They might not be Star Trek exactly,
but they would give a suitably 'sci-fi military' look.

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James Macintyre wrote:  
Are there any 1:48, 30mm Star Trek figures available ?

 
Not long ago, I saw figures for one of those collectible figure games
that looked close to O-scale, but for Classic Star Trek.

Peco also makes a British Police Box,
which is a 'TARDIS' from Doctor Who, but without trademark issues.

I have one I built, and wired the upper beacon for a flashing yellow light
(which plugs into the Woodland Scenics plug and play lighting system).
 
But I don't do whimsical things on my layout. 




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