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Old 01-15-2020, 3:51pm   #21
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There is a grocery store Marc's in the neighborhood that has train running suspended from the ceiling. My brother who retired with 43 years with the railroad has a HO scale layout in his basement. He can run up to 5 trains at one time.
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The only problem with model trains is it's more fun to make the layouts/scenery/rolling stock than it is to actually run the trains. Thus, to keep enjoying the hobby, you have to keep spending money.
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The only problem with model trains is it's more fun to make the layouts/scenery/rolling stock than it is to actually run the trains. Thus, to keep enjoying the hobby, you have to keep spending money.
Truth. I don't even want to know how much I've spent over the years.
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Truth. I don't even want to know how much I've spent over the years.
You mean, you don't want your wife to know how much you've spent over the years.

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Will there be an outdoor section ?

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You mean, you don't want your wife to know how much you've spent over the years.

She already knows because he had to ask permission before buying every single piece of it.
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She already knows because he had to ask permission before buying every single piece of it.
Prolly true.
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Are the tracks going to run right through Rock Ridge?
"Well let me whip this out..........."
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Was the original idea, but now inside, can futz around with it all year 'round.

I expect you to slide over soon.
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Making a little bit of headway. Working on 22 hangers, holes drilled with drill press, everything is L brackets and nuts and machine screws, no nails, no wood screws. A little tedious putting them together.

Once those are finished, I'll need 4 sheets of 4' x 8', 5/8" particle board just to cut out inner and outer turns on each corner, 8 cuts total. Once that's done, the 4 corner turns go up first, then the straight-a-ways, then the track gets secured.

I actually look forward to futzing with this a few hours a day, I can get my radio in without interruption of my favorite national conservative talk show host.
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I am jealous. I have wanted to build a track that runs through the house for years. I think it is something the boys would enjoy doing with me.
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How many cars/engines do you have? I'd like to see some pics of those.

I can't help but notice the hangers are wide enough to accommodate a second set of tracks. Is that in the future plans?
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I am jealous. I have wanted to build a track that runs through the house for years. I think it is something the boys would enjoy doing with me.
Had the HO's down the basement when my boys were coming up, we had fun, but I think I enjoyed them more than they did.
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How many cars/engines do you have? I'd like to see some pics of those.

I can't help but notice the hangers are wide enough to accommodate a second set of tracks. Is that in the future plans?
Don't have a lot of rolling stock, will have enough for a short freight train run, have a few engines.
Yes, will have two runs, inner and outer. The inner will be the freight train, the outer will be Acela style bullet trains, those suckers are fast.
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I am jealous. I have wanted to build a track that runs through the house for years. I think it is something the boys would enjoy doing with me.
Do it.
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Making some headway with my corner turns, cut two corners (inner & outer) out of four today, cold and windy outside, this will fill up the rainy weekend coming up. Stain, fit, and hang, should be interesting.
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Getting a little farther with track corners.
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A little more progress today.
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