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    • April 11, 2020 7:11 PM EDT
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      This was the last good day of weather until after Easter, I felt it was a good time to run a short cheese/beer/meat reefer local and some coal to power the homes when the storms hit.  Sound was not on for the GP as I didn't want my better half to complain about the noise after a rough night's sleep.

       

      This post was edited by Bill Sakalaucks at April 17, 2020 4:18 PM EDT
    • April 17, 2020 12:10 AM EDT
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      Thanks! (Plus a Q...)

      Hi Bill,

      Thanks for posting this thread!  I have a small yard, and am planning to build a layout in a raised bed this year.  Your layout is an inspiration for me!!  I am also watching your videos on YouTube.

      Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your raised bed?  Also, what radius curves are you running?

      Thanks,

      Paul

    • April 21, 2020 9:23 AM EDT
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      Paul Mac .... welcome to the madness .. leave your wallet @ home ..

      Rule of thumb  ; go with largest curve that will fit ...

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    • April 21, 2020 9:30 AM EDT
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      Paulmac said:

      Hi Bill,

      Thanks for posting this thread!  I have a small yard, and am planning to build a layout in a raised bed this year.  Your layout is an inspiration for me!!  I am also watching your videos on YouTube.

      Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your raised bed?  Also, what radius curves are you running?

      Thanks,

      Paul

      Since your in Nepean, you might want to get a hold of some of the guys in the Ottawa Valley Garden Railroad society. They'll be more than happy to help you out.

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    • April 21, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

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      Welcome Paulmac!

    • April 21, 2020 9:11 PM EDT
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      Howdy, Paul!

       

      My layout is in a 14' x 14' L shaped flower bed.  All curves are 4' diameter (R1), but that's so I can clear the fire escape stair supports.  I'm glad you're inspired, and you're the second person this month to ask me about it!  Let me know if you have other questions!  I will echo everyone else's recommendation that you should go with the largest curves you can.  But if you must go with 4' diameter (R1), you'll be limited to smaller equipment and modifying couplers to get what you want to run.  

      Paulmac said:

      Hi Bill,

      Thanks for posting this thread!  I have a small yard, and am planning to build a layout in a raised bed this year.  Your layout is an inspiration for me!!  I am also watching your videos on YouTube.

      Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your raised bed?  Also, what radius curves are you running?

      Thanks,

      Paul

       

    • April 21, 2020 9:15 PM EDT
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      This was filmed over the weekend.  My dad is a Dr. Pepper addict.  It gave him a-fib from all the caffeine.  So when the HO/N hobby shop that's supported my school's club has some G scale stuff get dropped in consignment, I'll make an offer to help him clear it.  $40 later, I got 3 NOS Delton Dr. Pepper box cars.   

       

    • April 24, 2020 11:21 AM EDT
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      Nice score, if you don't want the Delton couplers, let me know and I'll buy or trade Aristo's in exchange.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 24, 2020 11:35 AM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      Nice score, if you don't want the Delton couplers, let me know and I'll buy or trade Aristo's in exchange.

      You need Delton couplers?  Used to be my standard before I changed to Accucraft.  I have some I can send you, PM your mailing address.

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    • April 24, 2020 2:03 PM EDT
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      I'll keep the coupler trade in mind. I've been working on converting from the motley mess I've got to more Aristo/USA and leaving a couple hook/loop conversion cars for use with my Rock Island GP9.

    • April 24, 2020 6:01 PM EDT
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      Bill,

      PM me your address and I'll send you my  Aristos as I can. 

      While what Jon has kindly offered, go to a yet to be built string of old sway backs flats, I have Aristos held for that project that I'll gladly pass your way.

       

      I'll match my online buddy's generosity; N/C

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    • May 2, 2020 4:32 PM EDT
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      With weather as nice as today is, you can't help but be outside running the trains.  I'm hoping to stay out late enough to get some of the lighted buildings on for a video.

       

    • May 2, 2020 8:46 PM EDT
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      Thanks Bill, Ken, Sean, Rooster

      Thanks for the welcome and the great advice!  I am learning this is an expensive hobby, especially as I am locked up at home and keep wanting to order stuff!  I am hoping to connect again with the OVGRS when we are allowed to be social again.  As for curves, I have a small yard that I must share with my wife, 3 kids, and a dog, so I am limited to 6' diameter for now...hopefully can get a nice little layout starated this year.

      This post was edited by Paulmac at May 2, 2020 8:47 PM EDT
    • May 2, 2020 11:23 PM EDT
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      Paul, I put up the SCARM diagram of my layout into my albums.  

       

      Bill Sakalaucks said:

      Howdy, Paul!

       

      My layout is in a 14' x 14' L shaped flower bed.  All curves are 4' diameter (R1), but that's so I can clear the fire escape stair supports.  I'm glad you're inspired, and you're the second person this month to ask me about it!  Let me know if you have other questions!  I will echo everyone else's recommendation that you should go with the largest curves you can.  But if you must go with 4' diameter (R1), you'll be limited to smaller equipment and modifying couplers to get what you want to run.  

      Paulmac said:

      Hi Bill,

      Thanks for posting this thread!  I have a small yard, and am planning to build a layout in a raised bed this year.  Your layout is an inspiration for me!!  I am also watching your videos on YouTube.

      Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your raised bed?  Also, what radius curves are you running?

      Thanks,

      Paul

       

       

    • May 2, 2020 11:25 PM EDT
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      And now for the footage I waited all day to get.  Finally got to see what the layout looks like with some lighting! Now I've got some more ideas to work with for the station, the houses in the corners, the freight house....

    • May 3, 2020 2:01 AM EDT
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      Bill,

      Thanks for patiently waiting for nightfall!

       

      Eric

    • May 3, 2020 10:38 AM EDT
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      Very nice Bill, Your lighted video is always an enlightening feature.  Thanks for your hard work and for sharing it with us.

    • May 3, 2020 8:00 PM EDT
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      Layout Diagram

      Thanks, Bill!!  Also continuing to enjoy your videos of the FLIP.

      Planning to mention the name of your railway to my mom when I speak with her next, as she lived in Milwaukee in the late 40's - early 50's.   I was very sad as a boy to learn there wasn't really an Arnold's Drive In Restaurant...

    • May 21, 2020 9:00 AM EDT
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      Well, we weren't washed out after all the rain the past few days.  The squirrels chewed up the wooden railroad crossing sign posts I had acquired down in Union, so I'll be replacing the posts with styrene and re-installing them later.  Here's a video from yesterday, a dinner excursion train stopped by the depot, but there were no action clips of it (for obvious reasons).

    • May 21, 2020 6:43 PM EDT
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      I'm a part of some G Scale facebook groups and put today's motive power selection up to them.  The Lionel Large Scale GP won out.

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