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Old 10-06-2014, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A few weeks ago I found this for sale on Ebay, took a chance and got it



13' x 17" track needs some cleaning. tested a couple small HO engines and they work on it.

I am thinking urban traction with catenary?

The train gods must want me to do this as within a period of about two week after getting this I got three Woodland Scenics metal building kits on Ebay and at a local thrift shop where I have had great luck with train stuff in the past, I got three more Woodland metal kits. All for cheap! I am currently building them. I also added a wood base to the micro with a power pack attached.
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Well I also found at the same thrift store some HO 30' cars and some VERY old O gauge clockwork Locos, more on that later.

some pics of the buildings so far, slow but making progress



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Progress, got a bit done faster than I expected. Here are test placements on the layout, with a basswood sidewalk base.





After reading alot of sources on MR regarding interior detailing advice, here is the results:







Overhead view:





Now, for the fun part, heres a test shot using my uber-cheap lighting system, a $5 string of battery powered christmas lights, what the heck, I think it works pretty good!





I just turned this thing around and realized the back side going to be 10x more complex, oy vey! []
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The track reminds me of the trolley track that Tyco made back in the late'50s and early '60s. I had a loop but sold it off with my HO layout about 30 years ago.

And let me take this opportunity to say that I am still lamenting the fact that I did not buy more of the Aristo 31-and-20-inch circle G scale track.
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Same here Bill, had I known AC was going to go feet up I would have bought more of them before they disappeared. BTW I have one of those Tyco track circles, have to get around to it one of these days
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Bill C you can make a small circle with 2 8 foot brass rails, 8 ties and a rail bender.
No power loss as there is only 1 set of clamps!!

Also, with 4 rails you can make a 5 foot circle with only 4 clamps used.
Great portable layouts for table tops.
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At the trains shows here in Florida, there is a club that sets up several trolley layouts with live working catenaries. They are really cool. Amazing how well the trolley poles stay on the wire and spark as they go along.
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Progress on the backyards:



A rather crappy pic of the backsides



WS kit bashed as a car shop



lighting added



WS metal kitbashed into a bungalow



roofs from Paper Creek



That's it for now.
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Pretty amazing Vic!

Speaking of "inner space," in case you want to put a train set in one of the windows --
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Cliffy I may be crazy but I'm not nuts!
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