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Hi guys,


I'm having trouble posting photos of my little B&WNGRR to this message, as PhotoBucket and the entire process is new to me.
 

I thought this would be a good place to post some of the old photos I have of my little 47" x  24" layout,
that was built as a "hands-on" thing for kids that attend our Thanksgiving weekend train show here in Medford, Oregon.


I'll keep working on the posting of photos if there is any interest.


Enjoy!


OregonOn30


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While I cant speak for everyone Rick, I for 1 am always interested in your Work :)

You can do multiple photos simply by inserting photobucket photsos using the 3 balloon icon.

Insert 1 photo using this, hit return add the next photo in the same way.

After all photos are entered hit reply.

I hope this helps !!

Todd

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Hey Mr. TilePerson,

I'll give it another shot.  The one is from the opposite end of the small layout, the other just goes to show moonshine and drivin' don't mix.

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Nice Rick, I like the little Mill & the Model A with the cracked windshields a nice touch.

I bet the kids loved it!! :)

 

More, show me more ;)

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Holy smokes Rick!

I did not realize that was yours..I have had a pic of that saved for the longest time...I'm so glad I can give credit for it to you now!!!

My Nephews boys like that a lot and have asked if they could do something similar to get ther feet wet lol.

Great work!! :thumb::thumb:

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Piece of cake!  2 turnouts, 4-5 pieces of Peco flex, a Danby O scale sawmill (really simple to scratch), a sawmill sound unit from ITT Sound (#HQ610), a Shomberg raised tender water tank kit, and some detail parts, trees/bushes and a couple of cheapo trestles.  All built on blue foam. Have them give it a shot.

Rick

sound:  http://www.ittsound.com/hqpage.htm

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Awesome little layout! :thumb: :thumb:

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That is some very nice work. I'd like to see more pictures.

Bob

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Hi Bob

The layout isn't really big enough to have tons of pictures that don't duplicate each other.  Here are a couple you might like.  One with me at the trainshow. 

Rick

































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Great pix Rick!

I only had the small overall shot you posted a long time ago.

On a side note....I edited your post so the pictures were not one beside the other.

When you post...after posting a picture, hit the enter button a few times...I usualy hit it 5 times...that gives you a nice space between pics and keeps them from looking like one long one.

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Hotshot

Thanks for the pointer!  I'll remember that.

Rick

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Rick,

That is really a nice layout. It proves that size isn't everything. Bravo.

Bob


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Excellent work. I for one would like to know what the little sheds roof is made from ?

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Great Work & Great Pictures Rick.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Rick,

Great little Logging layout !! I saw a shot of it many years ago when Finescale RR had their site up. Glad to see more pics of a really neat little narrow gauge line. Reminds me of my little "Soggy Bottom Boy" layout.

Many Regards: Ronnie D.:cb:


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Geeze.....I recall posting this back in 2006 before the B&W mini layout was scrapped to make way for new stuff. Should I try to remove this thread to make room for other posts?

Rick

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HECK NO!


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DO NOT REMOVE THIS THREAD!!! UNDER PENALTY OF MY IRE!

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Yeah, ditto what Herb said: Heck No! That little layout was a classic example of some really fine modeling in a small space, loaded with character. Classic!

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I'll 2nd 3rd & 4th that !! !!! !!!!

Superb !

Even I might have space for a cool layout.

Let's see some pics of 'the new stuff'

NO DELETIONS ALLOWED !
(by order of the managment)

Cheers

Si.

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thanks Si

I'll be starting the new "ffice" layout in January. I'll keep you appraised of the progress.

Rick

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Rick
As it was 2006 can you still remember how low the curve radii were on B&W, I'm looking at something similar with different switch arrangement but seem to be stuck at about 9".

Best regards
Dave

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Hi Dave... Yes, the curve by the sawmill was either 8.5" or 9". The other end was 11". I only ran the Porters and gas mech on the layout along with BVM 20' cars and disconnects. It was fun while it lasted. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Rick

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Many thanks for the quick reply Rick.
That's good to know, I didn't think that it would be much more than that. I'm only planning on modified porters and gas mech critters too.

I'll be sure to ask further questions I'm sure something will come up.

Regards
Dave

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Rick,

What did you use for trackwork on the B&W? I can't decide if I want to do something similar or if I want to just do a multilevel roundy rounder. Either way, I'll be going 2x3 or 2x4 to fit into my office.

Rich

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Track and turnouts were all Peco.

Rick

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That's interesting I thought it looked more like me or handlaid. I'm still trying to get my head round if people actually like the Peco track or not as there are a lot of people who don't like it.

Did you do anything in particular to get the flex down to 8/9" radius or just laid normally?

Thanks
Dave

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I like Peco just fine. I take the time to paint the ties and rail and to bury ties in some places. Because the turnouts are manually operated, I prefer to use the Peco spring loaded ones. If a particular curve is long enough, you may need to solder 2 pieces of flex track together. You need to work through small curves slowly and patiently. Many people don't like Peco because the ties are somewhat oversized. I figure that it's On30, it's my railroad, it's my choice. If you are having fun building your railroad, don't pay attention to anyone else.

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Rick
Any tips for laying rail with tight radii over trestle ties?
Did you pre curve the rails and fix with ca?

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Dave

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Glad to see you're still at it Dave.

As I recall, on the little trestles, I attached the track to the cork roadbed via track nails before and after the trestle.  After that track was set, I used 3 track track gauges to hold the rail in place on the trestle (ties removed of course) , and then used CA to attach the rail to the deck.  Then I weighted the track down with something heavy (forget what exactly) and left it alone for a day or so. 

Sounds like you will have trains rolling in a day or so.  Do you have any pics to share?

Stay with it. :moose::moose::moose:

Rick

 

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Thanks Rick
Things are starting to move on a little now. Since my post in Nov my second child was born so modeling took a back seat for a few weeks.

Photos will be along shortly, plus I'll be starting my buildings soon too.
Its a similar layout to yours Rick but I've flipped (mirrored) the turnouts round and put the sawmill on the main spur.

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Hi again Rick.

Just came back to have another look !
Your pics are in my gallery.

The track looks great...
...the Peco seems a winner to me.

Have you got any more photos Rick ?
Love to see them if you have.

Cheers.

Si.

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BTW

Hi ! d10ng !

Just noticed another Brit.
Off to check your blog...
...see yer all later.

Cheers.

Si.

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Hi Si
Not much there yet. But there should be plenty soon. I'm halfway through a shed build, my outhouse is nearly done and track is about to go down on my micro.

One of The yahoo groups has more photos of Rick's B&W NGRR.

Regards


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