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    • November 11, 2015 7:11 AM EST
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      I vote yes.

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    • November 29, 2015 12:52 AM EST
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      Very cool little set up! Make's me want to play around with the scale.

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    • November 29, 2015 7:36 AM EST

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      Vic Smith said:

      Very cool little set up! Make's me want to play around with the scale.

       

      Yes, On30 is a lot of fun. It is nice that you can still easily see the models with aging eyes. Also can pack a lot of modeling in a rather small space.

      It is a nice way to spend the winter when you cannot get outdoors in the garden rail road.

       

      Doc Tom

      This post was edited by Tom Grabenstein at November 29, 2015 7:37 AM EST
    • November 30, 2015 10:54 AM EST
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      Great work Tom.  Is it true you are getting out of the garden?  From your post in the for sale section sounds like you are.

    • November 30, 2015 7:38 PM EST

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      Shawn Viggiano said:

      Great work Tom.  Is it true you are getting out of the garden?  From your post in the for sale section sounds like you are.

      Hi Shawn,

      Thanks for the note. I had to give up  the Garden RR because of age and increasing time needed  at the Rural Health Clinic I work at in Kentucky.

      I have got a whole lot of ideas for On30 that I can do indoors without working in the Garden.

      I am about to finish the Haitian Sugar Cane On30 Mini layout.

      Next up will be another mini of a 1910 backwoods logger using those very nice On30 B.mann Shay and Climax lokies. Stay tuned.

      Doc Tom

    • November 30, 2015 7:44 PM EST
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      I will be waiting to see more. Cant wait.

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    • December 6, 2015 9:34 PM EST

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      Here is the latest addition to the On30 mini Haitian Sugar Hauler. This is St Pauls Chapel.

       

       

       

      It is modeled after a real Chapel built in the hinterlands of Haiti by my good friend Father Andre.

       

      Looks like they are just starting to cut cane. Sugar cane once cut deteriorates rapidly and that is why rail roads are needed to this day to get the cane to the mill.

       

      Doc Tom

    • December 7, 2015 7:51 AM EST
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      Well done Tom, Thanks for posting. Almost time for another video. 

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    • December 8, 2015 10:10 PM EST

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      Thanks Guys. Appreciate the kind words.

      Doc Tom

    • December 20, 2015 11:24 AM EST

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      Getting very heavy barrels of rum to the wharf at Port au Prince required a heavy duty flat car. The stock On30 B.mann flat was cut down to 15 feet in length and 5.5 width to negotiate the streets of the city and the tight curves out in the countryside.

       

      The rum will be offloaded on to a ship for transport north to thirsty American and English customers.

       

       

       

       


      Maybe it will add a kick to a favorite Christmas beverage.

       

       

      Merry Christmas. Doc Tom

       

    • December 20, 2015 12:13 PM EST
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      Love it, merry Christmas Tom. 

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    • December 20, 2015 12:16 PM EST
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      I like those barnacles on the pilings.

      Rum don't taste bad either.....hic............

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    • December 20, 2015 5:41 PM EST
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      Ken Brunt said:

      I like those barnacles on the pilings.

      Rum don't taste bad either.....hic............

      I missed the barnacles the first time, thanks for pointing it out. What a peace of art Tom. Well done.  

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    • December 20, 2015 6:14 PM EST

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      Thank you for the feedback fellas. The "barnacles" are an old  old trick. Paint the wooden dowel pilings to the correct height with white glue and sprinkle on buff colored track ballast.

       

      The empties are taken back for refills.

       

      The train goes back to work in the sugar fields.

       

      Doc Tom

    • December 20, 2015 7:19 PM EST
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    • December 20, 2015 9:04 PM EST
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      Tom,

       

      This is seriously just an awesome littel layout.

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    • December 20, 2015 9:58 PM EST

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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Tom,

       

      This is seriously just an awesome littel layout.

      Thanks Devon. And the plants are maintenance free and will last for years with no watering.

      Here the cane train is moving a load of the sweet stuff to the mill.

       

      The brightly colored engine and headlight help keep the guys working in the cane fields aware of an approaching locomotive and train.

       

      Thanks for looking.  Doc Tom

    • December 20, 2015 11:22 PM EST
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       While I can't wait to have  a RR out doors, I am equally excited to do one in doors. On3 or On30 would be fun but I think I have to stick to 1:20.3 (ish indoors my scale will be a bit more rubberized). But size aside the thing that attracts me to your layout is the amount of stuff that is going on in a small space. I have decide that indoor micros are about craming as much fine detail as you can in a small space which makes it look bigger than it is. I would easily say your layout is 4 feet wide and 10 feet long because of all the detail. but ou make it work in  much smaller space and it is believable.

      I am watching this intently as it has very much the feel I want for my micro.

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    • December 21, 2015 2:31 AM EST
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      Tom Grabenstein said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Tom,

       

      This is seriously just an awesome littel layout.

      Thanks Devon. And the plants are maintenance free and will last for years with no watering.

       

      And being indoors and in Haiti, no worries about plowing snow either...........

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