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Re: Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

Kunde ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Thoughts on using printable card stock paper buildings on a small layout instead of Platicville or expensive kits. That could be quite nice, if you have the patience and skills. Not many people do. It's your layout. Do what you want.
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Kunde ·
Originally Posted by j white: Try here: http://www.bigindoortrains.com/ Thanks for that great link!
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Re: Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by j white: I was just posting on your layout thread about a site that has a lot of cardstock buildings that may be better sized for o27 type equipment. Try here: http://www.bigindoortrains.com/ Lots of stuff to go through; I'm sure something there will catch your eye. J White Great site forgot about this one
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Re: Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

Becky, Tom & Gabe Morgan ·
I especially like the hint about cutting out extra trim to give the flat prints depth. Something else you can do: spray-adhere your prints to foamcore (the 1/4" stuff, not the big heavy insulation...although there are places you could use that, too) and, when you have siding or other indented spots, use a straightedge and a fine steel crochet hook to press down the lines. A dried-up ballpoint pen will also sort of work, but a #5 or 7 steel hook has a smaller head and is angled. An unused #0...
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Re: Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

AMCDave ·
Cardstock buildings can be great.....I am mixing them with plastic and wood kits. No one will know once installed. Good for a small layout.......
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Re: Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Becky, Tom & Gabe Morgan: I especially like the hint about cutting out extra trim to give the flat prints depth. Something else you can do: spray-adhere your prints to foamcore (the 1/4" stuff, not the big heavy insulation...although there are places you could use that, too) and, when you have siding or other indented spots, use a straightedge and a fine steel crochet hook to press down the lines. A dried-up ballpoint pen will also sort of work, but a #5 or 7 steel...
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Re: Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

j white ·
I was just posting on your layout thread about a site that has a lot of cardstock buildings that may be better sized for o27 type equipment. Try here: http://www.bigindoortrains.com/ Lots of stuff to go through; I'm sure something there will catch your eye. J White
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Re: Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

New Haven Trolleys/ NH RR ·
Westport Model Works has modular card stock drawings in O, S, HO and N scales that would enable you to select drawings specific to your needs. See OGR scenery board for details.
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Lee Willis ·
Good cardstock buildings - ones that might take a bit to make - look really good. Note the buildings in AMCDave's pictures. The windows are recessed, and lots of other detial is three dimensional. Do that instead of just using a flat printed facade and and they are fantastic.
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Drew Madere ·
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handyandy ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Thoughts on using printable card stock paper buildings on a small layout instead of Platicville or expensive kits. I've been doing that on my O-27 layout. I draw them up on the computer and print them out. I glue the cardstock to foamcore. The Quonset hut, the barbeque joint, the interlocking tower and gas station (including the pumps) are cardstock. Here's a church house too.
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Re: Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Originally Posted by Khayden93: Thoughts on using printable card stock paper buildings on a small layout instead of Platicville or expensive kits. I've been doing that on my O-27 layout. I draw them up on the computer and print them out. I glue the cardstock to foamcore. The Quonset hut, the barbeque joint, the interlocking tower and gas station (including the pumps) are cardstock. Here's a church house too. They look great
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Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

Khayden93 ·
Anyone building a small O-27 Layout for Halloween or Christmas as a display or permanent layout this coming holiday season? If so lets see them.
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Thoughts on using cardstock buildings on a small layout

Khayden93 ·
Thoughts on using printable card stock paper buildings on a small layout instead of Platicville or expensive kits.
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Re: Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

j white ·
You may find something you like here if small layouts are your thing: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...---and-the-winner-is J White
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Re: Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

j white ·
I used an old corner module for the club I belong to to build a small Marx layout. The table is hexagonal, and measures roughly 5' x 3 1/2'. The track itself is an oval 27" x 54". Here's a shot of the track plan: I use little house shaped cookie tins for the buildings. I can usually find one at the local Goodwill about every three months if I check pretty regular. I have more of them than will fit on the layout, so I rotate them occasionally. Here's a few more shots of the layout, more or...
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Re: Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by j white: I used an old corner module for the club I belong to to build a small Marx layout. The table is hexagonal, and measures roughly 5' x 3 1/2'. The track itself is an oval 27" x 54". Here's a shot of the track plan: I use little house shaped cookie tins for the buildings. I can usually find one at the local Goodwill about every three months if I check pretty regular. I have more of them than will fit on the layout, so I rotate them occasionally. Here's a few more...
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Re: Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

raising4daughters ·
I'm mid-stream re-building a permanent layout, but finally got the Christmas layout running. Yesterday was reserved for my grandfather's old PW stuff. Had the 2056 4-6-4, Seaboard NW-2 and 4-4-0 General running well. Also have a custom kit trolley he built in the 1940s running in the center. Can't complain about old Lionel reliability.
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sawdust43 ·
J White... really like the "large scale" (standard gauge i think) figurines...are they originals or reproductions?...if reproductions, where did you get them?... my very best regards...howard...
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j white ·
Howard, They are all repros. Some of them (with the grey bases) are by Trico from a while ago. I bought those thinking they were originals. The ones with the white bases are from a Christmas village line. I can't recall which one. They are a bit smaller than the Trico figures, and definitely better painted. I believe they are cast resin, with the Trico being molded paper mache if I remember the article in the TCA Quarterly correctly. J White
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Murnane ·
Each year I do a video of my daughters with the Christmas trains for Christmas, it's really fun to watch each year in order to see how both the girls and my train layouts grow. This past year I included the small layout I have in the basement in the video. Below is a link to the video if you'd like to see it. I'm looking forward to shooting the 2014 version, I'll post it here on the forum after we are done. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mGVGAVdlcw Best...Rich
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Re: Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

handyandy ·
I have a small O-27 layout as my one and only year round layout! LOL It's 39" x 80". It has two loops, the inner one can be run as an oval or a figure 8. I run mostly postwar stuff, but have a smidgen of prewar and MPC era Lionel.
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Re: Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

SJC ·
"Small" and O27 fits the description of my layout, a 4x8. Outer loop is 0-42, inner is 0-27. Switches are all Ross 0-31. I have since added a shelf to the front to hold the MTH TIU, DCS Remote Commander "TIU", and my assortment of Lionel and MTH command remotes.
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Re: Christmas Layout Ideas

pennytrains ·
Lots of action in that plan. Easy to adjust to add sidings for operating accessories too. Very entertaining!
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Christmas Layout Ideas

Joe Rampolla ·
Hi Folks, I found this video on YouTube a few years ago, and just viewed it again. The gentleman is David Hall and I was happy to see he is still active in the hobby. Although he works in HO, his ideas are easily translated into any scale/gauge. These ideas are perfect for those limited on space and funds (no switches/turnouts). His 3rd layout has a very clever design that is rather intriguing. Yes, some custom cuts would probably be necessary in a couple places. Any of these ideas would be...
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Re: Christmas Layout Ideas

Greg Nagy ·
If you think about it, you could make the first one in about the same space or even smaller as an o gauge streetcar layout using Superstreets D16 curves.
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Ace ·
Those are fun plans, I remember them from a while back. I think Dave Hall's HO layouts use 10" radius curves. I worked up these versions for O27 tubular track with a minimum of "custom cut" pieces. The third one uses some Marx O34 curves.
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Re: Christmas Layout Ideas

Stoshu ·
I wish he would have talked about how he did the snow effects. they are great....
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Re: Christmas Layout Ideas

Joe Rampolla ·
Hi Ace, You always do a great job translating plans! (You need to do an eBook.) Thanks for posting your efforts again. Here is David Hall's Lionel 3 rail O27 Christmas layout: Take care, Joe.
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Re: Christmas Layout Ideas

Joe Rampolla ·
Hi Folks, Here is another favorite from Janis Roguskie: She explains her track plan with custom-cut fitter pieces: I believe she has modified this plan in recent Christmas layouts: https://www.youtube.com/channe...HSlNgyTiEDsiVKpKZKMQ One thing I discovered when I needed 'custom' fitter pieces is that you can bend your own curves just by hand (with gloves) after removing the rails from the metal ties from tubular O27. (Shape one rail at a time.) The metal ties help keep everything in gauge...
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Re: Christmas Layout Ideas

DaveP ·
A forum member from some time ago - Thor - still has his pages available with Christmas layout plans for various gauges and space sizes
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Re: Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

longbow57ca ·
Hello My friends, I just love small layouts with my Marx Trains my layout is 4x8 but I still love it too. When you do not have the room a 4x8 layout is the best. You have lot fun on 4x8 with Marx trains I find Thanks longow57ca.
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WRGMILW ·
Hi THERE Khayden93 I have A BOX OF SOME TRAIN STUFF for you . Send Email to me At WRGMILW@AOL.COM Please send email by 1/2/17 I am ORGANZING my basement . need stuff gone soon
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Re: Lets See Your Small O27 Layouts

RSJB18 ·
When 4 X 8 is all the space you have available you make it work. JWhite- love the bottle holder. Don't want to spill anything on the trains Bob
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Steamer ·
that's a very kind offer! my Christmas platform. This was my Uncle Jim's, I was on the floor at my Grandparents growing up watching the Keystone on Jim's 2020, and his Marx CV. Now these are in my care.
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Rebuilding Tombstone Southwest Layout

baggetta ·
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I decided to tear down my huge layout of my Tombstone Southwest layout and compact it. The bigger layout was fun for a while, but I felt it was too cumbersome with the amount of space I have available. Could move around, but not very easily. I've been rebuilding the layout now for about two weeks and find the smaller size more satisfying considering my small space. Here's a little video I put together of my progress so far. ...
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Joeceleb ·
Can't access the video.....good luck with the rebuild....
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bob2 ·
Agree. I lived in Fairbank and briefly attended school in Tombstone. Rode every inch of that short rail line.
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baggetta ·
Sorry about that. I think I fixed it now.
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Joeceleb ·
Link now works fine....looks like to have made a lot of progress....love the scenes that you captured...reminds me of the old cowboy and Indian tv shows I use to watch back in the 60's....Cowboys, Indians and trains!!!!...what more could a kid ask for....nice job...looking forward to your progress....
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Small Business Saturday At Our Local Hobby Shop....

Dennis GS-4 N & W No. 611 ·
Last Saturday I decided to visit one of our local hobby shops to take a closer look at a postwar loco that I had been looking at during several prior visits. As I examined the glass cases filled with postwar trains along with a couple of other gentleman, the owner mentioned that all "used" trains were 20% off, since it was "Small Business Saturday", as he pointed to a small sign on an adjacent case. He added that trains had been "flying off of the shelves" since the store opened that...
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Super O Bob ·
So Dennis.... what did she get you?
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BradF ·
Dennis, I hope you wife truly appreciates your helpfulness. Brad
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yankspride4 ·
Luckily my local hobby shop is Nassau Hobby. Got a ZW-L for a crazy good price on Small Business Saturday!
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Dennis GS-4 N & W No. 611 ·
Hi Bob, A Brunswick, Lionel #2340 GG-1, in excellent condition. She's a beauty! One of my close friends (and his Dad!) had one when I was growing up, and I have always loved that engine. Santa did bring me the green 5 stripe one Christmas, so between the two of us we had both versions to run. Now, I have both versions, although the stripes on mine have some wear do to handling. So, nice memories!
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SDIV Tim ·
I went up to the Train Crossing(Costa Mesa, CA) and Milepost 38(Westminster, CA). I didn’t get anything from Milepost 38, but I picked up some cars at the Train Crossing. The Black tank is a K-Line by Lionel US Army Tank. The Vat car and Red Tank are Lionel.
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Dennis GS-4 N & W No. 611 ·
Ron, Sounds great about the ZW-L. That's a great transformer. Brad, She has always been an unsuspecting Raymond Loewy fan - Waring Blender, Coke Bottle...etc. I think that she is glad to have one present finalized for the holidays. Tim, Those really look sharp! My original Lionel Set had a pickle vat car. I don't recall ever seeing that handsome vat car. I stopped at the local hobby store today to get an engine repaired, and the 20% off sale was still ongoing. I think a lot of baby boomers...
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Re: A Small Project

Apples55 ·
Well, MELGAR, that beautiful little project proves the old saying “God is in the detail”... such an incredible small detail that adds so much to the scene.
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Re: A Small Project

gunrunnerjohn ·
Looks great, and I agree about O-scale, HO is too small for my fingers!
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Re: A Small Project

trumptrain ·
Looks great Melgar! Thanks for posting. Btw - I totally enjoyed the OGR feature on your layout!
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