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    • August 12, 2017 10:41 AM EDT
      • Chaco, Paraguay
         
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      three rail... well, that is a question of personal taste.

      apart from that, i find the layout very impressing. must have taken an eternity to build that.

       

      most educative for me is the way how buildings, semi-flats, flats and background paintings are combined.

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    • August 12, 2017 12:13 PM EDT
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      One particular thing that always comes up....how hard is it to wire a three-rail reverse loop?

    • August 12, 2017 1:34 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      AC? or DC?

       

      In '55 I was King of the Road running the hand car through out the house on our double reverse loop pike. Mom only allowed it on the floor,  from Christmas to New Years....

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    • August 12, 2017 2:40 PM EDT
      • Floe Ice, Antarctica
         
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      AC. I had the option of bridge rectumfriers in each loco..and I have the Marn-0-Stats to run it. But, that's fixed-point of control, and as big as this is, I wanted walkaround, so when the two more All-Trols showed up in this latest acquisition, that's what I intend to do.

    • August 12, 2017 2:40 PM EDT
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      Oh...and reverse loops...you do nothing. Never changes polarity.

    • August 12, 2017 2:42 PM EDT
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      And you see the ACME switch controllers imbedded in the fascia? I have lots of them. Installed, new in the box, plus all the ones from Bill's layout. Simple, bulletproof.

    • August 12, 2017 2:54 PM EDT
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      Handheld plugged into a remote box on the other side of the railroad. I need to mount some eyelets on top, to hang from hooks under the fascia.

       

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    • August 12, 2017 7:19 PM EDT
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      Curmudgeon mcneely said:

      Oh...and reverse loops...you do nothing. Never changes polarity.

      I know. That is one thing I envy about 3 rail O (and 3 rail HO).

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    • August 12, 2017 10:56 PM EDT
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      Craig Townsend said:
      That's realty cool Dave. In all the years that I've known you, I've never have had a chance to see the basement layout. Looks good.

      I guess I'm one of the anointed ones.  I got a private tour.  

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      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • August 13, 2017 11:38 PM EDT
      • Floe Ice, Antarctica
         
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      The SE corner of the basement. South yard throat in, tracks laid out heading northward. New outer double-track main with crossover in, screwed down, through the tunnel, ready to curve around and connect with switches to existing double track near basement door.

       

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    • August 14, 2017 6:30 PM EDT
      • Deer Park, Washington
         
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      Love it.

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      Not only does my mind wander, sometimes it walks off completely.

       

      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • August 14, 2017 8:00 PM EDT
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      Steve Featherkile said:

      Love it.

      Suck up

    • August 15, 2017 6:35 PM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:
      Steve Featherkile said:

      Love it.

      Suck up

      Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

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      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • August 30, 2017 7:04 PM EDT
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      New junction installed, wired and tested.

    • August 30, 2017 8:23 PM EDT
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      Guessing you have a separate 200 amp service for the RR considering it's 3 rail Lionel. Either way Neil Young would be proud.

       

    • August 31, 2017 4:52 AM EDT
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      Is that "Malfunction Junction Jr" ?.................

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    • September 1, 2017 4:07 PM EDT
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      Yup. You screw up, you have a big mess to clean up. If you scale time, how much more often does it happen in 1:52-ish than 1:1?

    • September 3, 2017 7:50 PM EDT
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      good stuff....

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