One of my turns coming on...

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Chops
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One of my turns coming on...

Postby Chops » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:31 pm

As mentioned, the point-to-point is a very rare bird in the US. Seeing all these great point-to-points started to intrigue me so much, I'd like to have a go of it. I have a lot of cheap second hand track, and a bunch of idle American shunting locomotives lying about, and then just last night I came into possession of a free 2x6 baseboard with sturdy legs...
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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby Emettman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:48 pm

...and?

6ft is long enough for a classic inglenook shunter arrangement, using American boxcar lengths, designs using a set-back fiddle yard, or odder things, many of which can be found on Carl Arendt's wonderful site for small to near-microscopic layouts.

http://www.carendt.com/

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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby Dublo » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:25 pm

Hi Chops
It sounds to me that the time has come, this is a sign that you can't resist.

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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:56 pm

Day after day
Love turns gray
Like the skin on a dying man
Night after night
We pretend it's all right
But I have grown older
And you have grown colder
And nothing is very much fun, anymore (except model railways)
And I can feel
One of all my turns coming on!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D
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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby Chops » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:41 am

Another sleeper in the rail...lol...you got it!

Thank you Emettman for the link. That will keep my head spinning for a while!
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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby Dublo » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:42 am

I can't remember Roger Waters crying out in agony over his model railway. But of course it is possible. Mine has made me want to from time to time.
But I do remember a rake of Cattle wagons full of school kids in the film. I heard at the time that the production company had a whole bunch of problems sourcing enough of them.
A whole load of bricks though.

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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby sishades » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am

I listened to the Wall this week for the first time in over a year, one of the great albums of all time.
High towards the far post,Howard with a header,Hes done it!Steve Howard has scored for Leicester City,Bedlam here at the Walkers Stadium. the Leeds United players are flat out on the turf in utter despair. Leicester City are going to win again

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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:11 pm

The headteacher who let some of her pupils join in some "singing practice", offered by the studio went on to become our "Director of Education", but she never lived down the lyrics of The Wall.
Growing old, can't avoid it. Growing up, forget it!
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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby Montfort » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:16 pm

My first switching layout (Inglenook type) worked very well with 40' freight cars. Dimensions: 10 "x 55"

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Re: One of my turns coming on...

Postby Chops » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:57 am

Hmmmmmmmm.
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