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DLWJohn
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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #100 on: Feb 21st, 2006, 6:21pm »
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Well, I dont have a layout yet, and probably wont even be able to start one for another 5 or so years (graduating high school soon, military after that, then comes finding a house etc) but I've been tossing around ideas for a future layout for the past few years. Theres so many things I want to model (D&H, DL&W, Pennsy, Lehigh Valley, Penn Central, Erie Lackawanna, Late 70s/early 80s Conrail) that I'm thinking of just doing a "generic" northeastern PA landscape and just running a little of each of my favorite railroads. One thing is for sure though I want to run GG1s and lightning stripe ALCos.  

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Luther Brefo
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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #101 on: Mar 27th, 2006, 2:55pm »
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This...
 
http://www.lalrailfan.net/copper/thumbnails.php?album=28


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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #102 on: Mar 28th, 2006, 6:34pm »
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on Aug 24th, 2004, 3:42pm, NHIWW wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Eastern "hills of Pennsylvania" style single track short line operation with steam and diesel operation with Alco, Baldwin, EMD's, GE's etc.  Can operate in the 50-60's era or modern times. Use a variety of equipment, have access to large PRR collection, my own RDG collection, plus host of other misc equipment such as kitbashed steam, old ambroid B&M coaches (I have about 12 built, 6 in kit form)
 
Below is my 2-8-0 #40, built from a Bachman 2-6-2/0-6-0 ALCO stlye boiler, Tyco frame and drivers, valve gear etc, Brass Tender and host of detail parts.

 
I dont think Bachman makes a 2-6-2


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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #103 on: Mar 28th, 2006, 9:31pm »
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on Mar 28th, 2006, 6:34pm, O_H_S wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I dont think Bachman makes a 2-6-2

 
Bachmann makes 2-6-2's. I have a B&O one.


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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #104 on: May 18th, 2006, 4:41pm »
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I'm doing 50-60s freelance on a 7 ft. x 8 ft. layout, called the Yard Sale Lines. Reason a lot of it came from yard sale, swap meets and flea markets. We run any name we want this way as long as it fits into the time fram. There photos at this link along with some rail fanning photos
 
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Working on HO Scale Layout of Lewistown PA
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« Reply #105 on: Jul 23rd, 2006, 4:27am »
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Am currently working on a multi era layout of the Lewistown PA Mainline and Yard
area which will run PRR/PC/Conrail/NS Locomotives. Since I will not be able to modify
the mainline or yard area (have been numerous changes over the years), all eras will  
have to use the same track work. Am currently removing Athearn power, and switching  
them to Kato and Atlas using DCC. Am also going to combine the Juniata Valley RR
and my DelPenn&Western (DP&W) as the local railroad doing the switching for the
local industries. Anyway it will make for a fun time. Even though I continue to build,  
I have included a look at the East Yard on my layout...Still a long way to the scenery..


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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
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« Reply #106 on: Aug 14th, 2006, 1:32pm »
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Here are some pictures of my recently completed Woodland Scenics Module.  It was really nice outside so I took them outdoors.  Pic 1 is a view of the module.  All the rest are "real or fake",  

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« Reply #107 on: Aug 14th, 2006, 1:33pm »
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Pic 2 something Rolled By......

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« Reply #108 on: Aug 14th, 2006, 1:34pm »
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One more.......

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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #109 on: Aug 21st, 2006, 3:17pm »
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Sometimes it seems not much. I am planning a shelf layout now and have for some time been making structures, aquiring rolling stock and engines for it.
 
It will be a coal and lumber layout.
 


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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
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« Reply #110 on: Sep 28th, 2006, 4:31pm »
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I just started customizing cars last weekend. I finished up one of them and the other needs metal wheels and kadees. Heres a shot of the finished one. I will not be changing the couplers or wheels due to the build of the trucks and the way they are attached.

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« Reply #111 on: Sep 28th, 2006, 4:34pm »
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The unfinished cattle car. It has "dirt" on the floor and a friendly hobo. If you look close you can see the donkey inside.

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« Reply #112 on: Sep 28th, 2006, 4:36pm »
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I started paying more attention to detail in my landscaping. Tell me what you think...

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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #113 on: Oct 7th, 2006, 8:28am »
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I've just gotten back into the hobby after about 9 years of having all my stuff boxed up in the basement.  
 
My idea is to create a freelanced line with a link to the real world, so I'm starting with a junction between my local NJT station (which used to be part of the Erie and the EL) and my fictional road.
 
I've begun a layout on a 2'x8' section of pink extruded foam insulation, which I find terribly easy to deal with.  The sections come pre-cut at my local Home Despot, including rebates along the sides which will make for easy mounting in a modified L-Girder frame.  I figure that I can build a frame with slender joists along the basement wall and simply set this module into it after building it in the guest bedroom.
 
This first section I'm working on will be the junction, and it's set up with dead straight trackwork at the ends for linking up with more stuff later.  Naturally given the size it's kind of a linear shelf layout, but I've given it some switching possibilities, so it ought to be reasonably fun to use on its own, with expanded operational possibilities down the line.  I'll also be able to decide by then if I want to go back to a more traditional construction method or not.  I must say, using the foam is easy, and carving terrain into it is a snap.


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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
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« Reply #114 on: Oct 7th, 2006, 8:34am »
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One of my latest projects...an old Northeastern wood outside braced boxcar kit.  

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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #115 on: Dec 6th, 2006, 3:59pm »
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I model the New York Central's fictional "Lackawanna Secondary". The history of this line is in the 1870/80's the Scranton & Central Pennsylvania (S&CPRR) was built to reach the New York Central's Corning secondary. Sometime around 1900 the S&CP became part of the NYC. I model the line in 50's and 60's. After that it became part of Penn Central, Conrail and in 1980's was sold to regional Lackawanna & Central Pennsylvania (LCP).

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« Reply #116 on: Dec 6th, 2006, 4:25pm »
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I model the 60's on the Strasburg railroad ehuile on my o gauge I model Strasburg present time
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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #117 on: Jan 14th, 2007, 10:32pm »
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Dream, for now.  Hopefully before the end of the year I can start a sectional layout modeling the present Western New York & Pennsylvania between Meadville and Cambridge Springs, PA.

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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #118 on: Feb 21st, 2007, 7:39am »
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HO scale Norfolk Southern anywhere in the Pocahontas Division. Favorite spots are Narrows, VA, Bluefield Yard but currently building further east my yard at Crewe VA.
 Favorite locos: sd-60's, sd 40-2's and high nose gp 38-2's.  Best performing 4-axle loco is my Athearn gp 59 (Operation Lfife Saver). I have many sd40-2's but cream of the crop in the 6-axles are my two Proto 2000 Sd-60'S (NS 6633 and 6564). Can't beat their pulling power!


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Re: what do you do in HO scale?
 
« Reply #119 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 9:44pm »
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I model NYC and NYOW, nothern divisions, however i have a fictional 13 ft by 10 ft called Acheland Valley Railway which is a division of the NYC/NYOW. Basically 1920's to 1940's

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