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    • November 16, 2011 10:55 PM EST

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      All the #12 switches on the main are scratchbuilt. I had Doug Bronson laser cut the tie strips for me.

      I used to use the fixture you see here to make the tie strips before I knew Doug.

    • November 17, 2011 11:55 AM EST
      • Nashville, IL
         
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      Dang, Rodney.... It looks wonderful.... :)
    • November 17, 2011 11:56 AM EST
      • Nashville, IL
         
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      David Russell said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      I've got a few N-scale items on the wall, in the basement.... :)
      Yes but you don't know where they are as you can't see them anymore! ;)
      Son??? Your about the only one who hasn't seen them.... :)
    • November 17, 2011 8:04 PM EST
      • Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada
         
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      Andy Clarke said:
      David Russell said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      I've got a few N-scale items on the wall, in the basement.... :)
      Yes but you don't know where they are as you can't see them anymore! ;)
      Son??? Your about the only one who hasn't seen them.... :)
      Would anyone trust Rooster with something as small as N-scale, even if just to look at?? :O :O :O Wouldn't think so!! :lol: :lol:
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    • November 17, 2011 8:06 PM EST
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      Rodney,

      I'm absolutely floored! that is one hell of a setup. I haven't seen a yard that large in a very long time!

      But there is a fly in that ointment .... ;) I think finishing the ceiling above the layout would have been a very good idea!
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    • November 17, 2011 8:23 PM EST

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      Hans-Joerg Mueller said:
      ] Would anyone trust Rooster with something as small as N-scale, even if just to look at?? :O :O :O Wouldn't think so!! :lol: :lol:
      Here I thought you trusted me!! :) I can't look at Rodney's pictures anymore! VERY COOL! ;)
    • November 17, 2011 8:38 PM EST
      • Cleveland, , Mississippi
         
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      Rodney, I like the layout. I was an N scaler back in high school. I miss it because you can put so much in a small area.
      Ron
    • November 18, 2011 6:55 AM EST

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      Thanks for all the kind comments on the layout. I have dreamed of this layout since I became a serious model
      railroader at about the age of 13 when Model Railroad Craftsman did a centerfold on John Allen's Gorre and Daphetid
      Railroad.

      Rodney
    • November 18, 2011 7:03 AM EST

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      Hans-Joerg Mueller said:
      Rodney, I'm absolutely floored! that is one hell of a setup. I haven't seen a yard that large in a very long time! But there is a fly in that ointment .... ;) I think finishing the ceiling above the layout would have been a very good idea!
      HJ The ceiling is almost all the way finished. There is 3 places that I still need to finish when I get all the wiring for the layout lighting done. Ah yes the yard. The yard at Portola will be almost as big as this one. The plan is to have 2 operators at each yard. In simulations I had as many as 12 operators running at once. Rodney
    • November 18, 2011 7:17 AM EST
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      Portola to Oroville along the Feather River Canyon................lots of dramatic scenery along that route.

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    • November 18, 2011 10:55 AM EST
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      Ohhh, now I get it. DUH. That is all the heavy duty benchwork on the highest level.
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    • December 11, 2011 2:24 PM EST
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      Its been awhile, I need to get Richard and head down there. woow.
    • January 11, 2012 11:27 PM EST
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      Wow. Now that's a R.R.

      I got to hand it to you on the work it taken to go that large no matter what scale it is.

      We only have a coffee table N gage r.r. but we get to see it and not on a shelf. Great job there . Keep posting on it when you can..
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