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    • August 16, 2013 6:11 PM EDT
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      Have a great time learning about how TT&TO's can add to the fun of operating your model railroad.


      http://lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com/

       


      I have not yet watched all of this, but I have talked with Doug Matheson about this.   It looks rather interesting.

       



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    • August 21, 2013 8:04 AM EDT
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      Though I've never had a chance to operate on it, Tom Hood's layout is something to see.........;)

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    • August 23, 2013 9:08 AM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:

      Though I've never had a chance to operate on it, Tom Hood's layout is something to see.........;)

      I agree, it's on my bucket list to operate there,

    • August 23, 2013 9:42 AM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Though I've never had a chance to operate on it, Tom Hood's layout is something to see.........;)

      I agree, it's on my bucket list to operate there,

      Doug was asking me about the chances of going up there this winter and do Tom's and Scobies. It's tempting. so we'll have to see............;)

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    • October 24, 2013 2:40 AM EDT
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      Well, that was sure a series of interesting and exacting puzzles -- and just goes to show how versatile this hobby is.

       

      For me, it's all about the cute trestles and the flowers -- for them, it's the realism and problem solving of complex operations.

       

      Watching these TT and TO videos has helped me to understand that i am not going to be building a railroad that serves an industry. I am going to be building a narrow gauge excursion line.

       

      Thanks for enlarging my viewpoint on model railroading.

    • October 24, 2013 2:53 AM EDT
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      catherine yronwode said:

      Well, that was sure a series of interesting and exacting puzzles -- and just goes to show how versatile this hobby is.

      For me, it's all about the cute trestles and the flowers -- for them, it's the realism and problem solving of complex operations.


      And there's nothing wrong with that.  I kinda like both, the scenery and the realism. 

      Watching these TT and TO videos has helped me to understand that i am not going to be building a railroad that serves an industry. I am going to be building a narrow gauge excursion line.

      Thanks for enlarging my viewpoint on model railroading.


      There's a few guys that do that too. Ric Golding's Kaskaskia Line is a tourist line that also serves a few industries. Jon Radder's Candlewood Valley does the same thing. There are quite a few of us that get together every summer at different RR's to operate, share ideas and just plain BS........;) Just makes the whole experience that much more fun.

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    • October 24, 2013 7:39 AM EDT
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      "There are quite a few of us that get together every summer at different RR's to operate, share ideas and just plain BS........ Just makes the whole experience that much more fun."

       

       

       

      It's, it's, it's BS?  Well maybe Bluestone Southern,  but we have fun.  And go to other railroads, also.

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at October 24, 2013 7:39 AM EDT
    • October 24, 2013 12:13 PM EDT
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      I think you have it backwards, Ken.  Its not BS, its SB... Serious Business.     

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    • October 24, 2013 3:33 PM EDT
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      Steve Featherkile said:

      I think you have it backwards, Ken.  Its not BS, its SB... Serious Business.  

      If you'd ever been there Steve, you'd know I had it right the first time...................;)

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    • October 24, 2013 4:15 PM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:
      Steve Featherkile said:

      I think you have it backwards, Ken.  Its not BS, its SB... Serious Business.  

      If you'd ever been there Steve, you'd know I had it right the first time...................;)

      Well, given the characters involved, you may have a point, I'll grant you that. 

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    • October 25, 2013 5:21 PM EDT
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      I have spent hours watching the Ottawa meeting, seeing so many folks i only knew as names (and occasional Large Intruding Hands) through videos of home garden layouts. It has been a pleasure to put faces and voices to so many of the nice folks i have met here.

       

      Right now i am with my husband, accompanying him as he is attending one of his long-running thrice-a-year role playing game meetings. This particular home-based RPG meetup has been running since the late 1970s, when many of the players were in high school, and it also includes some second-generation children, now college students. They are saying things like "d-10 plus 7, 12, he's bloodied now, heavy one-handed melee." This goes on for 3 full days. They LOVE it.

       

      I bring this up because my husband watched a few of the TT&TO tutorial videos and Ottawa Invasion of American Friends videos with me and he said, "This reminds me of an RPG, but with trains." I think he's right! The friendship and comradeship are wonderful.

       

      Thanks again for sharing.

    • October 27, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
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      Quiet early Sunday morning and spent it watching the 3 parts of TT&TO ops.  All these guys are friends, and though bias, I do think they did a great job.  Tom Hood's layout is museum quality.

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