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Railking One gauge 70-77004 Denver Rio Grande Caboose 01408 Sample G Gauge

NavyBen ·
This is a Railking ONE Gauge Caboose Denver and RioGrande Offset Steel Caboose $65 + shipping It is a test sample from MTH. Wheels show wear so it is not new. Overall paint condition is very nice. Will be a great runner. Comes with US couplers on and has European couplers in the box. Box has shelf wear.
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2018 Track Laying Schedule for Como, Colorado

John Meixel ·
The 2018 track laying schedule for Como, Colorado has been posted at South Park Rail . You will notice that we will be laying track for an entire week, Sunday June 3rd to Saturday June 9th. To make this work we need to know who will be coming. Please contact Bob Schoppe at rschoppe52@gmail.com to sign up. Everyone is welcome!!! Thank you for your support! Here's a video I made to entice you to come!
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**Fantabulous Fall York for TW TrainWorx**

Traindame ·
Can three days go by any faster than when you are train talking and deal making at the York meet? Can't thank everyone enough for making York 2017 a record breaker not only for our custom layout orders but the huge response to all of our new product offerings; Rock Island Freight House Kit, Concrete Coaling Tower Kit, two new structures in our Classic Landmark Series line - - > Denver Union Station and the Santa Fe Depot, plus the huge success of our 4,3, and 2 track Passenger Platform...
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Re: New to O scale

flanger ·
I don't rely on others for a place to operate my equipment, but if there were a reasonable place to go I might consider the occasional get together as well. You could build a layout of course, but that's obviously a long term effort. Hopefully you will make productive contact with someone. Until then a few lengths of flex track will get your wheels turning. Bob
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Brian Kelly ·
Bob, The problem is that I don't have room. I have a 1000 sq ft house with no basement. I could build in the garage but that would be cold in the winter. If I made a house layout at 72 inch radius. It would over whelm any room I have. Still, It may come to that if I keep this house. I am retiring at the end of this year and may need to move into veterans assisted housing for the sake of affordability. Still....I have my dream engine, even if it never runs. But that would be a shame. Brian
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Alan Hummel ·
Brian, This is of no help,for which I'm sorry but am facing a similar situation. May have to move to assisted housing and leave the house I've lived in for 56 years. O Scalers are hard to find,I truly hope things work out for you as per your housing situation and am also hoping you find a group of O Scalers near you,but noone seems interested in O Scale near me either. This is a great group of modelers,I was green 4 years back and am still green as I'm used to HO after 30+ years in it.
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Brian Kelly ·
Thanks, Al. Good luck to you
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John A ·
For now, buy some lionel fastrack, a loop with your 72" curves, and a transformer. Then you can set up a temporary layout on your floor, and take it down when you need the room, much like a Christmas tree layout. This way, you can enjoy your engine whenever you want, until another option becomes available. Have fun, John A
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Dewey Trogdon ·
If you own the 1k sq floor house, consider a simple single track shelf above the doors and windows. An ogauger in East Tennessee built a twin track, wide curve arc shelf in his 14x16 Condo Den as shown in the faded footprint below. He had just bought MTH's Clinchfield Challenger and wanted curves of 080s-090s. The face of his plywood corner cut is 072. Many others in the same area around Kingsport, Johnson City ,etc, built much smaller-arc, single track operations following the same general...
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John A ·
Sorry, didn't see 2 Rail....could use Gargraves sectional track....all 3 rails are insulated from each other, and a 2 rail DC pack.....gotta think outside the box(car)!!!! JohnA
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big train ·
I presume the O scale modular group you are talking about is the Colorado O Scale Modelers? There's a decent number of O scale 2-railers in the Denver area, with some nice home layouts. If you can get connected to COSM, you can probably get connected to the others. I believe the Appalachian & Ohio north of Denver has open houses on occasion, if nothing else. Also, there used to be a place in Louisville which I believe was called Tim's Toy Trains, or something to that effect. Half of his...
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SundayShunter ·
A lack of space is merely a challenge to the imagination. With respect, get away from the usual notions of what constitutes a layout - i.e. a Basement Empire!! Here in the UK we are very space-starved:- a population 1/6 that of the USA, but in a Country only 1/38th the size - yeah most of us have rather small houses by US standards, & basements are very rare. We have learned to overcome such problems, & it isn't always by dropping down to the smaller scales. For your inspiration,...
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AGHRMatt ·
Hi Brian. Welcome aboard. The 2-rail Sunset CNW H1 is rated at 54" minimum radius, but you might be able to pull off something indoors along the ceiling at a 60" radius curve with adequate roadbed support. I have a similar situation I'm trying to work around. Like Sunday Shunter said, lack of space is just a challenge to your imagination. By the way, the H1 is a beautiful locomotive (I have the 3-rail version and almost bought a second one in 2-rail).
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LaramieJoe ·
From Laramie, let me endorse the idea! Beautiful little plan.
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LaramieJoe ·
jim, i am fairly certain he went out of business. Caboose is the only place left.
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Stephen Bloy ·
Sundayshunter That is some great modelling, really packs a punch for a small space. cTr...( Choose the Right )
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jdunn ·
Dear Brian, Welcome to the O scale 2 rail Fraternity !!! You are very fortunate to live in a area that appears to have cluster of 2 railers and I believe by the postings on this forum a mighty fine modular group. I think you will find joining and contributing to that group will fulfill your desire of running your loco and socialize and learn about the O scale community. Also your being a beer crafter doesn't hurt either!! My layout at my home is a modest 12x18 and is capable of operating 2...
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Brian Kelly ·
John, Thanks for the reply. I think I'll wait for a more reasonably priced caboose, not that it isn't lovely. But I pretty much blew the budget on the loco. I think I will slowly accumulate cars off of ebay and other places. Brian
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Alan Hummel ·
Brian, What are you looking for in cars? MTH,Atlas? I model CSX and predecessor railroads so I doubt I'd have much of interest. And are you looking for 3 or 2 rail track? Thanks, Al Hummel
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Yves ·
Brian, Like you I do not have a layout or even the time and energy to build one. Fortunately, I have access to a friend's layout, which is wonderful (....both the friend and his layout), as it is a replication of the Tehachapi loop. For home urges and when the need to operate these steam engines becomes too strong, I have a special device that I built myself with some wood, and 8 rollers. I can operate some articulated engines all the way to the Big Boy on it. The engine can run in both...
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Brian Kelly ·
Very nice. I am looking to build some rollers too.
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astarr ·
Brian, Congratulations on entering 2 rail O scale. My first layout in an apt and then a mobil home was tucked in a corner with one 90 degree curve, point to point. I guess maybe a 20' run, lots of switching. Part of it was a turntable section and that went into a larger layout later on. Good luck. So much available out there today compared to when I started. Is the loco DC powered or DCC?
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Brian Kelly ·
DC. Thinking about something small.
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TrainGuyMcGee ·
Welcome Brian! Don't let the lack of space deter you. Dewey's diagram above is a very practical way to enjoy your trains without eating up your floor space. Here's a link to a video I made last year. I essentially built what Dewey was depicting. My office is about 15 by 15 and I managed to put up 072 corners. I only run one line though, I think his has dimensions for two tracks. Took me all of 2 or 3 weekends to throw it together and it was pretty cheap.
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Brian Kelly ·
Thanks so much. Brian
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Brian Kelly ·
Thanks John
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John. P. Johnson ·
Hi Brain Welcome to O Scale. Erik Lindgren and i have a modular O scale layout, although i doubt it would accommodate a 4-8-4 as it's theme is a front range branch line. It is currently embargoed for failing trackwork. That brings up the issue you referred to in where can one run 2 rail O scale. We have avoided the "club" route because it takes a lot of money and that requirement brings lots of politics. We transport and store the layout in a trailer and setup is just a couple of hours. I've...
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rex desilets ·
You might consider an engine terminal layout. Way back when, John Armstrong designed one to fit within 4'x8', although I doubt it would have accepted your H1.
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John C. ·
Rex has a great idea--above! Remember--you don't have to circle. Having a turntable will give you the ability to turn the engine any way you need it to face. My question is: "Does it have a front coupler?" All the better if it does. If not, no big deal, the next loco I'd buy if I were you would be a switcher engine with working couplers on both ends. You could build a shelf layoutv along a bedroom wall and spend hours switching, rearranging cars for pickup-delivery. You could make a game of...
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Brian Kelly ·
Rex and John, Thanks so much for the ideas. I'll consider them. Additionally, how do you work with foam? How is the track anchored?Do you cover the foam, paint it, or what? Thanks Brian
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rtraincollector ·
I think you missed he said he bought a 2 rail engine. "purchased my first O Scale locomotive, a Sunset 2 rail CNW 4-8-4 Northern H-1" So don't think fast track would help. Brian here is a idea thou. How about a round the room shelf layout ( basically about 8" 10 " from the ceiling. So you could have your train layout above your head out of the way of anything.
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John A ·
Bill- I did miss that at first, but then corrected it with a following post suggesting Gargraves sectional track (all 3 rails insulated from each other). That would work for a temporary loop for his 2 rail engine. John A
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rex desilets ·
A comment on the Armstrong plan. If I were to build it (I might still) I'd eliminate the transfer table and shop and lengthen the tail tracks another few feet. That way the outer one could serve as an engine-ready track to hold the additional locomotives you will likely acquire (locos breed like rabbits), plus allowing loco movements on the two inner tracks. There are plenty of additional terminal structures you could add, including an ice house, an oil house, and crewmen's house, and so forth.
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
Brian, I second Dewey T's great advise, build yourself an overhead shelf layout in one of your rooms, in reality a small bedroom works well for these kind of layouts. I just built one myself in a 29x18 Bar/Game Room, these layout are not difficult to build. PCRR/Dave The overhead shelf ceiling layout would wok in your small place very well.
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Re: TW TrainWorx Denver Union Station will be 1 of 1000 buildings...

The Portland Rose ·
Very nice - our family travelled there frequently via Union Pacific from Salina, Ks., when mom and dad worked for the railroad.
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c.sam ·
Wow - That's great Tom! SO glad to see that your operation is up and trains are running. Congratulations to your whole family!
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Wrawroacx ·
Thank you Sam. It means a whole lot.
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Re: 2017 Denver Post Frontier Days Excursion

SJC ·
This is another one of the big steam trips I've wanted to do. I was in the lottery last year but lost out. As I was on the 4449 trip and a bit "tapped out", I did not join for this year. I'll be back in the running for next year.
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CHOO-CHOO MIKE ·
Hope to see you onboard !
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R. Hales ·
Question: Do passengers for the Denver Post Frontier Days excursion board at Denver Union Station? Am I wrong in thinking that it has not come into Union Station in the last couple of years for this trip? I would like to just see it and take some pictures. On UPs website, it says "Limited Public Access".
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CHOO-CHOO MIKE ·
Passengers for the Frontier Days train do not board at Union Station anymore. Union Station is owned by RTD (the light rail people) now. Another way the city of Denver has ruined Union Station. First they boot out one of the best O scale layouts in the country out of the basement. Now you can't board a classic train. The train will leave at 7 a.m. from somewhere across from the Forney Museum at 4303 Brighton Blvd. I don't know how close the public can get to the train. After the train leaves...
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Tranz4mr ·
Hope you guys have a great trip. Meanwhile I'll be across the street Saturday and Sunday at the Forney Museum for the summer Rocky Mountain Train Show 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and 10-3 Sunday. Have fun!
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EBT Jim ·
Wow ... that looks like a fun day!
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Erik C Lindgren ·
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EBT Jim ·
I read that there was air conditioning failures in the/some coaches on the 4449 excursion. What happened? Jim
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Hot Water ·
Two of the Amtrak coaches had AC failures. Passengers moved into other cars.
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EBT Jim ·
"Sh*t happens." Part of life. A bit of bad luck and timing ... with the heat wave, I also read many excursion passengers' praise of the 4449 crew and others involved ... in their mitigation of the situation. Are the coaches owned and maintained by Amtrak?
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Hot Water ·
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Number 90 ·
Erik, thanks for (again) posting a couple of your top-drawer photos. I especially like the blue hour photo of 844. It talks to me.
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CHOO-CHOO MIKE ·
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