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by santafe1958
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroading in the UK, a perception
Replies: 2
Views: 5033

Re: Model Railroading in the UK, a perception

I suspect some of it comes from us only having small layouts, by US standards, and also not realising that Operations, European style, is totally different. I modelled German railways for the best part of 25 years! During that time I operated to a timetable, but bearing in mind that most secondary l...
by santafe1958
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 37670

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Been trying out Switch Lists, save me taking the car cards with me as I go around the layout. Then decided to take it one step further and do away with car cards but have waybills for each freight car. The waybills go in the 'caboose', as I go along with the local freight, and at each location I che...
by santafe1958
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - 1st attempt at a layout
Replies: 67
Views: 55392

Re: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - Postponed!

switcher1 wrote:Does anyone know if PROTO 1000 HO 31244 MKT #20 BUDD RDC3 LOCOMOTIVE & PROTO 1000 HO 31254 NYSW #M-1 BUDD RDC1 LOCOMOTIVE are good models?
I have the Rock Island version, runs OK but it is long and does require a minimum 24" radius curve, if not greater.
by santafe1958
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - 1st attempt at a layout
Replies: 67
Views: 55392

Re: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - Postponed!

Thanks, santafe1958, but they are already on order from Amazon, (&, I might add, a lot cheaper). Edit: They have just arrived, (11am). Win some, lose some! At the time I purchased them it was the opposite. However, that is neither here nor there, they are still interesting reading, and Lance do...
by santafe1958
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - 1st attempt at a layout
Replies: 67
Views: 55392

Re: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - Postponed!

Lance's books are available from 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' bookshop, www.titfield.co.uk
by santafe1958
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - 1st attempt at a layout
Replies: 67
Views: 55392

Re: Winter Project - West Mary Yard

I use http://www.photobucket.com This is an example of what you get:- http://s780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/santafe1958/DCRR%202013 Then you copy the link from each photo, via the img button just above the panel here (I think!). I now try to take 'simple' pictures on my iPad and upload straight to...
by santafe1958
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Tree Point (was:Trackplans for a new small modular layout)
Replies: 27
Views: 33527

Re: Trackplans for a new small modular layout

If the track for the grain elevator paralleled the other line, then yes, I know what you have said about wanting slight angles, but it could double up as a run-round, if you decide on another baseboard.

Brian
by santafe1958
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Industry Inspirations
Topic: A variety of industry sidings
Replies: 1
Views: 12843

Re: A variety of industry sidings

If you have a few hours to 'spare', and you're into the modern scene, you could always 'drive' through various cities by the way of Google Street View!
Surprising what variety you can find!

Brian
by santafe1958
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Caboose or no Caboose
Replies: 6
Views: 13770

Re: Caboose or no Caboose

The Santa Fe 'usually' had a Combine on the rear of a mixed service, until passenger services ceased, and then a Waycar (caboose) was on the rear. I'll say 'usually' as the only photos I've seen are like this.

Brian
by santafe1958
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Athearn RTR Critter
Replies: 2
Views: 3960

Re: Athearn RTR Critter

I suspect it is, now DCC ready.

Brian
by santafe1958
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Athearn RTR Critter
Replies: 2
Views: 3960

Athearn RTR Critter

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/07301 ... 073013.pdf

Looks interesting!
Have just ordered one for switching the grain elevator.....

Brian
by santafe1958
Wed May 29, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Bank holiday progress?
Replies: 12
Views: 12261

Re: Bank holiday progress?

Being a fine weekend down in the South East, and the Good Lady also being off on the Saturday and Sunday, there was no railroad activity there, followed on Monday by going to a Bus Rally in Winchester, saw nothing either. However (there is always one!), as it was raining on the Friday beforehand, I ...
by santafe1958
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 51065

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

Franklinsburg wrote:Hello Boys,
Meanwhile the likes of Model Railroader Magazine are still pushing the old eight by four ....
Their 'Beer Line' model was one of their better projects, in that it could be a shelf style layout, but they are few and far between.
by santafe1958
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 51065

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

Hello Boys, while the likes of Lance Mindheim, Pele Soeberg, Jim Six prefer a more minimalist approach. I like what these folks are doing and believe they are showing the way forward if modellers would care to observe their efforts...... combining interesting operation with realistic observation of...
by santafe1958
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 51065

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

Watching something going round and round seems to be something that the majority of model railroaders want to do. We can't afford to ignore that majority. Hopefully we can draw them in and educate them about the joys of more realistic operation, but we'll never do that if we put them off in the fir...