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    Ted Doskaris' Vignettes (articles) links
    RE: Ted Doskaris' Vignettes (articles) links
    Fellow Forum member, Sean McGillicuddy, suggested that links be provided for my articles.
    Articles include 1/29 scale American standard gauge locos, rolling stock, and turnout (track switch) products from Aris...  more
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    IPP&W/RP&M Operations by the OVGRS 2018
    Here's Mike's bog from June 16th. https://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.com/2018/06/session-4-standard-gauge-june-16.html
    IPP&W/RP&M Operations by the OVGRS 2018
    Malcolm was quick with the video of todays standard gauge operations, looks like RS3 heaven.  https://1drv.ms/v/s!ApuSckIj0HVCgdBo7tbbe3M215HOww 
    IPP&W/RP&M Operations by the OVGRS 2018
    The June 2nd operations was standard gauge, Mike has updated the blog even though he couldn't make the session. https://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.com/2018/06/session-2-standard-gauge-june-2nd.html
    Howe Truss Bridge Engineering?
    We are also in the process of building a Howe truss bridge for our railroad.  We are adapting the design of the Hunterline bridge design https://hunterline.com/ which is a standard gauge bridge for Narrow Gauge.
     
    The angles for this b...  more
    Switch Recommendation Needed
    The two foot gauge WW&F Railway museum uses old standard gauge frogs and parts to make its switches.  We of course find light rail weights suitable for our use.  We have also made them by bending and milling rail.
    On my railway i make all th...  more
    The Pembroke & Cheltenham High Desert Railroad: Planning
    I'm having second thoughts about 1:32 scale; it's so hard to find rolling stock in that scale.  1/29 seems a lot more common.  And it's only 10% different from 1:32, so with 1/29 a standard gauge track is only six scale inches narrower than it o...  more
    Request: 7/8ths size vs. 1:29 or 1:24?
    Here's a comparison shot of two Forneys side by side.  Both are tiny locos in real life.  Note that the one on the left is 1:19th scale (I think) so it is about the height of a 1/29th or 1/32nd standard gauge steam engine.  The other is Acc...  more
    Code 250 outdoors in New England?
    Thanks for the input. I should’ve specified that I am using standard gauge ties. I do plan to weather them. In the basement, I spray-painted the completed track with camo brown, and then painted the rails and tie plates a rust color. I won’t g...  more
    New car float
    Ric Golding said:
    Great post and great idea, either standard or narrow gauge.  The car float terminals that went no where once they reached Manhattan and other parts of New York have a whole railroad history of there own.  Great floats and great...  more
    New car float
    Great post and great idea, either standard or narrow gauge.  The car float terminals that went no where once they reached Manhattan and other parts of New York have a whole railroad history of there own.  Great floats and great small engines to ...  more