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Plasticville / Bachmann Signal Bridge

BobbyD ·
Can anyone provide the inside clearance dimensions? Height, Widths? Depth too? Thanks!
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A "Grander" Central Station

Mike Wyatt ·
I kit-bashed two Plasticville Union Stations into one long one, cut the result lengthwise, and mounted the Plasticville section to the back of a Lionel Grand Central Station - notably plain, and (dare I say) ugly. The Plasticville building(s) are mounted to a painted styrene piece that covers the back of the Lionel Station, and the styrene is attached using doublefaced tape. So the "collectible" is not ruined. Then, I glued a printed station interior to the styrene background, and lit the...
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Plasticville “O” & “S” Scale “An illustrated price guide” 1981 $30

Waverly 5 Yard ·
This is a Softcover book that is in exceptionally good condition for its age. I used this as a reference guide for many years until all of my Plasticville was destroyed in a basement flood. No use for it now. Thankfully this book wasn’t down there too. Since I did use it, there are pages with the description highlighted and checked off. Can’t change that, so the price reflects that. These are normally not seen for sale very often. I was at a recent, large show and only saw 1 for sale and...
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Re: Improving Plasticville

colorado hirailer ·
I like the Wooleywart; I need to get that building and sign that is offered. Those look like nice kitbashes.
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Re: Improving Plasticville

EastonO ·
Nicely done builds. The upper floors match very well! Terry
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Ted S ·
Wow excellent! You (or someone else) ought to offer those for sale! BTW I saw your club layout at York, it was simply outstanding, one of the best I've ever seen!
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Re: Improving Plasticville

Forty Rod ·
Richard, would you consider making those for sale? I'd sure like two of the Woolworth uppers and one of the Scranton uppers. Those would certainly make my PV kit bashes look better. Thank for letting us look at them. You really polished up the plain PV buildings. Tom
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Eilif ·
Really good work on these. They remind me alot of the kind of buildings you see here in Chicago. Especially the details on the Wolworth's.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

CGWforever ·
K-Line C&NW B6
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Silver Lake ·
Yay Switcher Saturday! Here is a New Haven MTH RS3 Roadswitcher shell riding on a Lionel Mechanisim and a Williams B&O NW2 weaving through some columns that weren't there a minute ago. Sometimes Combining hobbies is fun, other times it leads to some Devastating results. Just an added bit of fun this week. I'm sure it is hard to switch let alone stay on the rails when the ground is shaking.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

laming ·
SWSAT Time!!! (Disclaimer: For the foreseeable future, you're just going to have to use your imagination to view my model pics... on account of there ain't no scenery and the recently acquired new engines still lack weathering!) Scale: HO "The Q's NW2 #9245 sits in the West Bottoms waiting for a signal to clear before trundling off into the West Bottoms to do some switching." The above is a bone-stock Broadway Limited Imports NW2 factory painted in the classic Burlington black and gray...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Steamer ·
more Pennsy Power
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Rustykamel ·
Do hope the weekend is good for everyone. Photos this week are great.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

SIRT ·
GMO
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Rusty Traque ·
How's about a brand new shiny pair of Alco's right out of the box? (Shhhh! Don't tell anyone, they're S Scale...) And just to keep it O scale legal content : Rusty
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Jim 1939 ·
I use to walk the RR tracks to grade school. The little 0-6-0 would be shuffling cars to the various coal yards so I guess I have a soft spot in my heart for them. Nice pic's yes even the diesels.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

mike.caruso ·
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

laming ·
Nice pics everybody! Rusty: You know how I feel about your new Mop RS-11's!! All: Need to clarify something I typed. I typed this: "I have just ordered an Atlas HO scale ALCo HH660 (looks almost identical to the above) to become my Kansas City & Gulf's first ever diesel..." Reading that, it reads as if my Atlas engine I ordered will look like the KCT unit pictured. Not exactly. I ordered an UNDECORATED unit. What I meant was: There are minor differences between an HH1000 and an HH660.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

hobby-go-lucky ·
MPC rocks!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Alibatwomble ·
Been too busy in the garden this week so some oldies not sure if posted before last week. James
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

dcam88 ·
New York Central Legacy Alco s-2!!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

laming ·
NYC S-2: 'Ya know, there's just something classy about most of the NYC black schemes. All business, definitely railroad. An observation: I returned to this thread to view the latest and noticed that all of my "likes" that I had selected earlier were gone? So, I clicked 'em again... we'll see what happens this time!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Bill T ·
Lionel PW AT&SF
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

brwebster ·
Badly beaten then cleaned to within an inch of its life. Some previous owner removed the fuel tank/battery cover and horn from this poor thing. Typically, it needed only minor maintenance to get it running like new again. Bruce
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

laming ·
Made some progress at the workbench! Thought I'd share it and in the process add some more pics to SWSAT! What I did: Took the bone-stock BLI HO scale in the "as delivered" KCS NW2 #1222 and brought it up to the early 60s by adding the missing shield heralds on the cab sides, the white striping on the foot board edges, and extending the side sill white stripe to the inside of the step wells. Still to go: Paint most of the handrails white, but that will wait until after I've masked off the...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Silver Lake ·
Here is one more old GE on a work train from a late night subway ride this week.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

corsair29 ·
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Steamer ·
corsair29...are you a fan of the bent wing bird? (can't remember if I already asked you that)
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

pennsynut ·
These photos were taken long before my scenic changes. My B6s taking water. The B6s moving some coffee. My Consolidation I have assigned to pulling some locals and switching with a good front coupler and now with 4 chuffs taking on coal and sand.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

vanderbilt ·
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

corsair29 ·
Originally Posted by Steamer: corsair29...are you a fan of the bent wing bird? (can't remember if I already asked you that) Most definitely!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Steamer ·
after growing up watching countless WWll movies,going to air shows (never had an F4U there) watching Black Sheep, going to museums.."where's your Corsair?" ..it s not here today...in 2013 I finally got to not only see my first Corsair, but touch it at the Planes of Fame.Still haven't got to see one fly.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

prrhorseshoecurve ·
I got this PRR C1 Boiler from the weaver Sale. I plan on upgrading my "Mason c1 to the correct PRR one with the swap out of this boiler. currently the Steam loco is at HEnnings for a full TMCC upgrade inclusing fan driven smoker and super chuffer- da Whole Enchilada! I am counting on the Gunrunner to take good care of her!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

Silver Lake ·
Yay! Switcher Sunday!�� I realize it is Sunday but I had a Cab ride in Ex Rock Island SW8 today in Danbury CT. And here was my Natty( Bumpo) ride in. I've never ridden behind a Brookville BL20GH.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2015-Jul-18

sawdust43 ·
Silver Lake...in my opinion..."Any switcher, any day"... Howard...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Choo Choo Charlie ·
Post 33 6/4/2017 List of Layout Installed Accessories Been awhile in getting back. Been busy patching up my junk 1950s Delta 24 inch jig saw and working on stereo systems, getting an old Dual 1225 turntable up and a 1955 Hallicrafters shortwave radio running. Scottie - No I did not install the Lionel trolley, I kept the HO trolley but had to replace the HO transformer. Tom - My installed accessories are: Scratch built Operating Turntable on page 1, Post 9 Coal Mine loading station, Scratch...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

MNCW ·
Charlie, I think I understand why you have no room to put the dispatching station on your layout...maybe you need an extension to the layout, your train room, house or all! Hope you continue posting when you can. Tom
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Choo Choo Charlie ·
Eli Thanks for the response. Yes old jig saws are very handy and fun to fix up. I have had an old 1950s 18 inch Craftsman jigsaw since the 1970s. You can see a picture of my Dads childhood pedal pedal powered #1 Amateur Velocipede Scroll Saw (used by my brother and me from age 7 or so through high school) on post 10 in page 1 of this thread. The 24 inch Delta jigsaw just begged me to take it home from a church sale in 2012. I saw it on the floor in poor shape with part of the bottom casting...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

EscapeRocks ·
I have no idea how I missed this topic last year up thru today. This is quite possibly my all time favorite on OGR in the 10+ years I've been here. This is my kind of layout. I love the classics. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us, and detailing how you did everything. There are not enough superlatives for me to use to express how happy it made me to read this entire topic today! Nice work!
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Adriatic ·
What was that your playin' on the turntable Charlie?
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Choo Choo Charlie ·
David Thank you for the kind comments. I hope members who like the older 50s style layout and those just thinking or planning can get inspired to just start and go with what space, resources and skills they have and enjoy this hobby. My basic first board layout and four for $10 Lionel 242 locos, two Lionel LWs and 17 Marx 1590 switches and used 027 track cost less than one fancy new locomotive. So one can have a lot of fun building a layout and running it with your kids, grandkids or...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Choo Choo Charlie ·
Post 35 6/22/2017 Unit trains on my Layout A unit train is a freight train carrying the same type of commodity, from origin to destination. ... The locomotives pulling the train will usually stay connected from origin to destination and return with empty cars. I was familiar with unit trains as Alcoa used them from my childhood company town, to transport alumina from the alumina refinery in Point Comfort, TX to the aluminum smelter in Rockdale, TX. We loaded and shipped 25-30, 100 ton...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Choo Choo Charlie ·
Mitch Now that is great couple of lines of giraffe cars. I can run 5 giraffe cars and they get the attention with all that head and neck ducking. They are the most enjoyed train for visitors, large and small and I always have the giraffe train on the layout. I did not include giraffe cars in my post on Unit Trains as I have trouble calling giraffes a commodity ! I did use the giraffe cars as my favorite action car in a recent post. Charlie
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Choo Choo Charlie ·
Post 36 Train Shelves for the Train Room My train shelves are made in two sections each to allow moving thru doors. They also stand on the floor and are held to the wall by two 1" x 1" angles screwed into a wall stud. Construction is 1" x 4" straight pine lumber with grooves routed in for train wheels. It is usually less expensive to buy 1x4x 8 ft common pine boards at Home Depot and pick through them to find straight boards. Knots are not that important to me as they can be filled in and...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

MNCW ·
Charlie, Nice looking shelves. I like your extra touch of the router grooves. Good news...I see some extra space for more locos & cars! Tom
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Adriatic ·
When you post, I get the same rush of excitement I'd get when a new issue of one these brought; especially when I was a boy; I'd stalk the pharmacy shelves for them before they vanished. Your builds are like time refined creations out of a "best of" issue. You keep pumping out gold Charlie, I'll keep taking on fluids for my excess drool. No train covers handy, these all contain kit car info for ones I ended up choosing to restore....two decades later, still had boyhood refrences lol. That's...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Choo Choo Charlie ·
Fellows, thanks for the views, comments and likes. There is really not extra shelves as there are 3 or 4 shelves of trains on the layout and many more cars in boxes! I have a plan and wall space for one more section. MTN - I am not into tube audio gear but 1970s, mostly silver faced and walnut veneer, like Sansui 9090 and db. I find audio gear cheap at garage and estate sales and that have discrete transistors that I can repair. I had a Hallicrafters tube SW receiver years ago and did not...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

JD2035RR ·
Charlie, I have to say this is one of my favorite topics on the forum. I had a 4x17 layout as a kid, and always thought it would be fun to build another. I had put it off for a while due to lack of space and time. However, you and your layout inspired me to get started on a layout, and let it evolve over time. I'm in the early stages now, but work on it a little here and there when I get time. I really enjoy the enginuity of everything on your layout from the turntable, to the wiring, to the...
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Re: Building and Evolution of an Action Packed Fifties Era Lionel 027 Operating & Switching Layout w/ Turntable

Choo Choo Charlie ·
JD Thanks for the encouraging words and you are exactly the type of train fan this topic is aimed at. Does the 2035 in your forum name stand for the Lionel 2035 steam engine? As you probably know the 2035 is my last favorite engine for my 027 track and Marx switches and allow me to pull heavy trains with operating cars. I found the planning of the track diagram went pretty fast. I would try to study other layouts to see where you might want to go in the future and try to plan for that or...
 
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