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Old 08-31-2013, 04:43 PM   #11
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Photo 5.) That pick up needs some body work.

there is one of those pickups for sale just up the street from me. a 1945 chevy 1/2 ton shortbed pickup. yes, they did make pickups during the war years, but they are rare.

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Old 08-31-2013, 05:42 PM   #12
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Hey JohnIII, great looking layout and your pictures are terrific. I'm a model railroader as well but I'm into O-Gauge, mostly Lionel. I know 3 rail track but I grew up with the trains my Dad bought in the 40's & 50's. Became a TCA Member in 1989 and it's been downhill from there. There's really no cure! I'm working on a new layout at my house but it won't be near the detailing you have. Great Job


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Old 08-31-2013, 09:32 PM   #13
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Nice picts

Great work! The John Deere looks about like mine. Wish I could see more of it ??
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:11 PM   #14
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how big of a foot print does your railroad take up john? got several boxes of trains and such in the attic, just waiting to find both space and time to start again.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:09 AM   #15
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Nice work
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:28 AM   #16
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Very, very nice job. Wish I had the talent, the space, the time. Looks like a great hobby.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:28 AM   #17
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Looks nice. Here is one of my O-scale. Someday I will eventually build another layout. I had a ton of HO when I was a kid. You did a nice job on yours.

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #18
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The layout is a U-shaped 9'x9'x9', with a point-to-point track plan. It is mounted on shelf brackets, so it hangs from the walls with no legs. The actual surface is 18" deep. I have a 1/4" plywood with 2" pink foam layered on. Very light, very simple. It runs on a Digitrax digital command control system.
It is designed for pure operations. I run a train onto the layout with empties for the quarry and gravel spur. Loads are pulled from the quarry and taken to the mill. Although sometimes loads from the quarry bypass the mill and are hauled away for breakwater projects on Lake Michigan. This was common in the 60s.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #19
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Man that is absolutely awesome! Great work.
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Very nice. Awesome craftsmanship!


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