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    • January 3, 2017 3:56 PM EST
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      Timesaver On An Old Door

      Well, Ric, I finally dood it! After 3 years I figured out how to get a Timesaver layout on top of this old door on 2 sawhorses that used to be my packing/wrapping area.

      I used a Hartlands Mack and 20 foot cars, R1 curves, and leftover turnouts.

      At first I couldn't figure out the attraction, but now I'm downstairs every day fiddling. Of course it helps that it has been rainy, miserable and cold.

      I seem to have a new addiction.

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    • January 3, 2017 4:14 PM EST
      • Missouri, It's like Floodsburg, man
         
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      and a prime sample of the usefulness of short two axle rolling stock.

      And if memory is correct, HLW's little Mack is based on Mack's own proto-kitbashed shop switcher, which makes it fit the theme for sure.

      This post was edited by Forrest Scott Wood at January 3, 2017 4:16 PM EST
    • January 3, 2017 4:16 PM EST

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      Great layout. I remember having a small HO/OO layout for Number 2 son on a door with the hinges screwed to a narrow shelf, deep enough tha when folded up for storage , the buildings were not crushed....door sideways!....easy storage!
    • January 3, 2017 6:32 PM EST
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    • January 3, 2017 7:23 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      I see room for a little expansion, some building facades, ballasting and landscaping 

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    • January 3, 2017 8:52 PM EST
      • Landers ca., high desert California
         
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      Nice layout . . .  

    • January 3, 2017 9:01 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      I see room for a little expansion, some building facades, ballasting and landscaping 

      Like Vic S. said.. maybe add a station and a few industries, Eng. house, a fueling area and with a place for making a crew change..  lol.  oops. sorry.  

      Anyway... it dose look like fun to run a train.

      This post was edited by Noel Wilson at January 3, 2017 9:43 PM EST
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    • January 3, 2017 9:02 PM EST
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      Lou,

      That's Fantastic!

      Don't get too carried away!  There was a guy at one of the conventions that had a 7/8's module setup on hollow doors.  He ballasted and glued down with Elmer's.  Went to bed that night and the next morning every door had a huge sag or warp.

      Looks like there is enough room to overlay an Inglenook puzzle, also.

      My brain goes crazy these days working up an HO "Timesaver" with double puzzles and a dead track in the middle, to force interchange and force use of "idler cars" for the transfer from one puzzle to the other.

      Its very addictive in any scale. 

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at January 3, 2017 9:03 PM EST
    • January 3, 2017 9:07 PM EST
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      Lou,

      Be sure to look up "Shunting Puzzles" on Google.  Lots of 2 axle and small layout puzzles.

    • January 3, 2017 9:34 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Nice!  Before you know it you will be doing what I have been in the basement - building a good sized switching layout.  I put sown some track just to pay around with alignment ideas and have now spent about an hour a day switching cars around. I need to stop playing and get back to work

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    • January 4, 2017 12:50 AM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      very cool Lou. I plan on a full size version out doors but I think this is a great micro idea. And you have shown just how small it can be.

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    • January 4, 2017 10:33 AM EST
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      Good idea.  Gives you something to do in the winter and ward off that cabin fever.

    • January 13, 2017 4:44 PM EST
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      So is this a little better?

      At a Greenburg Show I picked up 2 styrofoam buildings with no backs. You could hot glue them together if desired. I put them down in the "Holding Area" just for this use. (Yeah, right)

      So now it looks more "Industrialish".

      This post was edited by Lou Luczu at January 14, 2017 9:48 AM EST
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    • January 14, 2017 8:55 AM EST

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      Lou,

       It's nice but your end of track bumpers are NOT sufficient enough for John and Ken! Do not let them operate on it till you upgrade them. Bricks won't work either.

    • January 14, 2017 11:52 AM EST
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      " Rooster " said:

      Lou,

       It's nice but your end of track bumpers are NOT sufficient enough for John and Ken! Do not let them operate on it till you upgrade them. Bricks won't work either.

      Cinder blocks preferably .............

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    • January 14, 2017 6:01 PM EST
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      Yup - Those little clips would go flyin' off into oblivion while the train nose-dives to the floor.  I make mine from pieces cut from a paint stirrer and a block of wood. The block of wood is screwed into the table and the stirrer  is screwed to the track side of the block and is high enough to hit the coupler.

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    • January 14, 2017 6:07 PM EST
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      What do you guys do? Combat Timesaver?

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    • January 14, 2017 8:30 PM EST
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      Lou, I suspect its just like our club. Some of us have fat fingers and hit the increase speed button when we intended to hit the stop button. And then there is that pesky direction button thing.

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    • January 17, 2017 9:11 PM EST
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      Nice work, Lou!

       

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