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by SR/ScR Fan
Fri May 20, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Gantsville - Planning an HO Inglenook
Replies: 28
Views: 2538

Re: Gantsville - Planning an HO Inglenook

Good looking little loco that.
by SR/ScR Fan
Fri May 20, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Gantsville - Planning an HO Inglenook
Replies: 28
Views: 2538

Re: Gantsville - Planning an HO Inglenook

Looks fine to me. I wouldn't worry too much about spur (siding) lengths in regards to "rules" of inglenooks. My team track (middle spur) can actually fit 3 box cars, instead of the 2 required for the puzzle.

Yes 3 way points are expensive, hence why I saved mine from an old layout!
by SR/ScR Fan
Fri May 20, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Gantsville - Planning an HO Inglenook
Replies: 28
Views: 2538

Re: Gantsville - Planning an HO Inglenook

The 3 way plan looks fairly realistic. Plus you have the room to slightly extend the sidings for longer cars.
by SR/ScR Fan
Fri May 20, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 25677

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

I do own one of those observation cars. Rivarossi model. Very pretty.

I have actually sold off most of my passenger stuff now. The F7A and B units and the 5 cars to go with it. I had nowhere to really run it.
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 25677

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

I have been seriously considering a load for the flat, as it would run much more smoothly with extra weight. But what load? Maybe a couple of tractor units? Wiseman Models make some lovely white metal kits of period accurate units (the tractor unit on the layout is a Wiseman kit), and they would cer...
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 25677

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Bowser stuff is very good actually. You are on to a good start if you get them.
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 25677

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

The 3 pack of Accurail? Yes I've seen them, and you are correct I have a similar set already, so you are safe from my bidding! I have over 30 cars, and since I only use 5 at I time, I think I have enough!
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 25677

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Again with the "40 year rule", some railroads played hard and fast with the rules. Any piece of stock that required roof access (tank cars, covered hoppers, reefers and even some standard boxcars) came out of the shops with walkways still. The only major issue with the 40 year rule is the ...
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Gantsville - Planning an HO Inglenook
Replies: 28
Views: 2538

Re: Gantsville - Planning an HO Inglenook

The plan with the 3 way flows better. Although 3 way points are rare in the US, they have been used. The thing to take into consideration when using American stuff with knuckle couplers is the locos and boxcars swing out on curves, meaning the couplings don't line up and won't couple without Hand of...
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 25677

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Unless it is a new and shiny class 1 railroad, 50 footers are still quite prevalent. In Florida, CSX were still pushing a fair number around when I visited last year. Of course if you model a shortline (small independent railroad), then there are really no rules as to what sort of stock can be used....
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 25677

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

The thing about American inglenooks is that there are plenty of real life examples. Many rail served industries in the US are served off a single line, with switches (sorry, points), off to the left and right. If you go for a 3-2-2 inglenook, you can realistically cram it all in under 6ft (if using ...
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Newtonmore - N Gauge in the Highlands, again!
Replies: 56
Views: 8428

Re: Newtonmore - N Gauge in the Highlands, again!

Looks cracking Luke! That backscene in particular totally "sells" the location.
by SR/ScR Fan
Thu May 19, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1378
Views: 293033

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Next: a cameo scene on the platform.


A loading platform?

Image

The next photo will have an unusual piece of rolling stock.
by SR/ScR Fan
Wed May 11, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hood-dale Main - V3 is imminent!!!
Replies: 763
Views: 87886

Re: Hood-dale Main - V3 is imminent!!!

Just read through your thread Jas. Very nice work. Keep it up :)
by SR/ScR Fan
Wed May 11, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 25677

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Give it a go Nick. It's a refreshing change. A few updates, but nothing groundbreaking. A few nice shots for you first. http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff134/robstrachan/Random%20American/20160402_122236.jpg http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff134/robstrachan/Random%20American/20160402_122646.jp...

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