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BigLars
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  4:55:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I admit to being in a real funk on the Tagish and Marsh Lake RR. So I have started a mini layout to take to shows or for visiting children to run.

I had some Peco track and switches laying around as well as a piece of wood that I found that was cut in a perfect oval 40" x 20".

Here are the first images.





The little railroad passed the 7 year old test today. We had a 7 year old girl visiting today and she was amused for 80 minutes with the little railroad. I think the Sound with bells and whistles helped and I only had to come in the room twice to help out.

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http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 10/26/2014 11:48:25 AM

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BigLars
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  5:07:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BTW - I have had the Porter running for 4 hours without a stall.
The following drives will make the curves.
All Bachmann porters
Bachmann Rail truck
Bachmann HO 44 ton, 70 ton, 45 ton and Ballast spreader.
BVM, Mighty Midget, Woodchuck and all conversions for the above Bachmann HO engines

Cars tested with no issue
Bachmann 18 foot cars
Bachmann side dumps and v dumps
Peco 4 wheel cars
Cache creek 4 wheel and two truck caars
BVM 18 foot cars
My 19 foot flat car molds
Grandt Line Koppel cars

I am sure many others.




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Tommatthews
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  5:08:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,

Very interesting. Nice to hear children having fun with the mini layout.


Tom M.

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MinerFortyNiner
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  7:20:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit MinerFortyNiner's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool idea, Larry! You put that track and board to good use!


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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  7:30:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that, Larry, might be a way to dip my toe over the 'dark side' line.




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BigLars
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  7:43:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!
I have been doing the creep test for two hours now, the train is doing the loop every four minutes and no stalls. Impressive that the three Peco switches have not been able to stall this little engine.

Bruce,
I hope George does not see that post :-)


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dallas_m
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  7:59:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grand un-Funk Railroad!

Cheers,
Dallas

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BigLars
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  8:46:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dallas,
I have been building a Tin Chicken for this little line this week, remember those?


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dallas_m
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  9:23:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I do! And those creep around real nicely ... and probably go over well with the kids, too.

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Dallas

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  10:27:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like fun Larry!


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BigLars
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Posted - 05/04/2014 :  10:52:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
It is fun! Three more hours and no stalls. I am going to shut her down for the night.


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jcoop
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Posted - 05/05/2014 :  01:26:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice little distraction

Proof that you can never believe someone who says they don't have room for a layout.



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Mostro
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Posted - 05/05/2014 :  02:29:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go Larry! Great little layout in the works, I think I recognize that critter shed as one you helped me with when I first joined and was looking at doing a similar micro (an older BVM release?) No worries the T&ML will come around when you're ready.

This loop and the fun it brought your young visitor is exactly why I'm still in analysis paralysis about executing my track plan without a runaround. Kudos for actually getting something done!




Derick

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Edited by - Mostro on 05/05/2014 02:33:00 AM

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Geezer
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Posted - 05/05/2014 :  06:10:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice recovery to the funk.....
Its great to see the kids eyes light up when you
tell them its OK to run the train. I know the grandsons
have a lot of fun. Thanks for the info on the capabilities
of different MFG equipment too brudda....well done.



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Geezer
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Posted - 05/05/2014 :  06:11:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a "Tin Chicken" kit.....I guess I should
look for a rail truck now......;-)
(one that runs)



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BigLars
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Posted - 05/05/2014 :  07:04:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Derick that is the BVM critter shed we discussed. You should make a mini layout just for practice.

Bill, I will post some progress pics for my Tin Chicken.

John, I agree you can fit a layout in almost any space if you think hard about it.


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