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suggestions for see-through wall around layout

Garrett76 ·
Hi, I'm planning a layout for a public "train day" fundraising event in my town. I will set up a 4x8 layout for about 6 hours and lots of kids are expected to attend. I would like to construct a see-through wall (acrylic?) about 2 ft high around the layout. It has to be sturdy so the kids can't reach into the layout and move or take items. It also have to allow features for quick setup/takedown since this layout will be active for about 6 hours. what are you suggestions for materials/methods...
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Forty Rod ·
Contact Steve "Papa" Eastman. He and a few others set up toy train displays at the Richard M. Nixon museam almost every Christmas. Very impressive and a heap of fun.
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Private Railcar Models

GenesisFan99 ·
Well, I've done it. Adios Railking. I'm going 3RS and just got my first piece of rolling stock in, a K-Line Superliner II Sleeper. In order to keep my Amtrak trains interesting, I was curious if anyone knew of any private railcars that are readily available to purchase as 3RS models. I know of 4 so far: 1937 Super Chief Lounge Acoma by GGD, 20th Century Limited Observation Hickory Creek by GGD, and Silver Lariat and Silver Solarium by Atlas O. The one problem is that I've been having some...
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prrhorseshoecurve ·
Don't forget the ATSF Mountaineer by KLine 21" version!
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c.sam ·
Congratulations - You'll find the larger more realistic models opening a whole new world of trains for you...
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GenesisFan99 ·
Oh for sure, but I have no artistic talent and that would require a baseline model from GGD or K-Line. Silver Lariat is on the wishlist. I know there's plenty of them out there so no need to hurry as of yet.
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C&O Railroader ·
The old saying is, "once there gone, there gone", I've seen several of the Silver Lariat's on eBay, simply because I know the owner of that particular car.
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GenesisFan99 ·
Yeah Lariats are easy to find its the Sunset and Golden Gate Depot stuff that I have trouble finding.
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rattler21 ·
Contact Dan Pantara. He would be glad to make any car you desire. John in Lansing, ILL
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GenesisFan99 ·
By make do you mean actually build a car, paint a car, or both?
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Hot Water ·
Both. However, Dan only does 2-Rail SCALE passenger equipment, and be prepared for a VERY expensive price and pretty lengthy delivery time. But,,,,,,,,you get what you pay for!
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GenesisFan99 ·
I may use him in the future. I prefer scale equipment, but no 3 rail is a bit of an issue. Where can I contact him?
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GenesisFan99 ·
Still would like to know where I can contact Dan Patara. I hate to bump like this but after googling him and the service I came up with nothing.
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Former Member ·
I found him here on the first try with the ol google
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GenesisFan99 ·
Thank you I really appreciate it. Looks like his models are top notch and now I know where to do all of my repaints.
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GenesisFan99 ·
Ok, I am reviving this topic because I have had no luck with Dan Pantera. His phone number was "disconnected" after I called it twice, so I guess that's out. Any ideas guys?
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Former Member ·
Have you tried the Tru Color Custom Painter tab to get a few recommendations from them on a good painter? http://trucolorpaint.com/custom-painters/
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GenesisFan99 ·
I have not. I will see what comes out of it.
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"Beware the Friendly Dragon" (IC PSA film)

RailRide ·
By the end you may wonder if "friendly" is really the proper description of this 'dragon'. Definitely aimed at children, but nowadays more than a few adults could use watching this. Comments are disabled on the YouTube copy. Obviously they're not here ---PCJ
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Tommy ·
Well intentioned, but condescending. I am surprised at the intelligence of many very young children. The "friendly dragon" bit doesn't work for me. Not at all. Railroad engines are not friendly dragons. They are dangerous monsters. By calling them that you.make them attractive nuisances. On the other hand a bad safety movie is better than no safety movie.
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Jersey Central Line JCRHS Publications, 5 Issues from '80, '81 & '82 $40

Waverly 5 Yard ·
Here are some issues in very nice condition, being sold as a package. NO Rips, Tears, Mark-ups, Rusty Staples or Excuses. Won't sell any separately, Sorry. All pictures are Scans of the actual issue you will get. Here is a short synopsis of their contents; ALL have great pictures and extensive write-ups July 1980 - 43 pages * Riding the Adirondack Mountaineer - 7 pages * Chasing Alcos thru the Adirondacks - 5 pages * Rahway Valley's Mini-Passenger Special - 3 pages * Day at the Valley...
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Eliot inspired this *Steal-of-a-Deal!

Traindame ·
It's always exciting to see one of TW TrainWorx kits modeled by customers and way more Traintastically exciting when they post pictures of the results online. One of our fellow OGR Forum-ite's SCRAPIRON SCHER aka Eliot just posted our O Scale Public Works Kit which he modeled into a National Guard Armory and it's Traintastic! I've been inspired to offer a Coupon for $13 OFF this O Scale Public Works Kit which you can apply when you checkout! Here is the code to apply at checkout for the $13...
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Traindame ·
Thanks Dave! Correct, our Public Works is a kit to be assembled. We don't have a video of painting this kit but Reagan has shared painting tips on our Rock Island Freight House... As you can see from Eliot's paint job it really is for your imagination... don't think you can go wrong
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Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 ·
That is one cool kit Dorcie. It is not assembled, right? If it is assembled, that's pretty cool. I really like the paint job on the website. Do you all have a video or such showing or could you make a suggestion about what to use?
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Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 ·
I did watch the Coal tower video(I think it was) that Mike did. That was really incredible I must say. I know that for me, I will get into the PITA state. When I was younger(teens) I spent 3 hours painting figures during the winter in my old bedroom. I went nuts after that because I was being so meticulous with my painting that it was like I was out of my body. In hindsight, I really did it to myself. Having very limited space to work and not much ventilation really stinks(yes the paint...
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S Gauge Publication Dies

Roundhouse Bill ·
I talked to Don Heimburger, publisher of the S Gaugian, last week about a couple of things and he informed me that the quarterly magazine "Sn3 Modeler" is dying. He said that there is only one company now making products for Sn3 and interest in this area of the hobby is not doing enough to keep the magazine alive. This is sad when we loose an area of our hobby.
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Seacoast ·
Sorry to hear that Bill. One of the best Narrow gauge layouts I have ever seen a few years ago was Sn3. It is a niche hobby. Hopefully someone take it on or incorporates it into another publication.
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laming ·
All of this (AF cancellation[s] and now this) is very painful to read along with watching what is happening to S. Andre
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Age of Steam Roundhouse to Begin Offering Public Tours!

TrainMan1225 ·
Starting in May 2019, the famed Age of Steam Roundhouse will begin offering regular public tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays ending in October. Attractions include an 18-stall roundhouse, a 115-foot turntable, a fully functioning steam backshop, and the largest private collection of steam locomotives in the world. Tickets can be purchased at the Age of Steam Roundhouse website.
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PUFFRBELLY ·
My wife and I visited The Age Of Steam Roundhouse in October 2018 when they were offering limited "Non-Group Group Tours". These were separate individuals that comprised a "group" by AOSR policy in order to be able to tour the facilities. Let me just say that this place is GREAT! Now that there will be regular public tours, it makes it that much easier to experience this awesome display! IMO, it is a must see attraction. Below is a picture of my wife and me in front of the only existing...
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LIVE ONLINE / LIVE PUBLIC AUCTION OF VINTAGE TOYS AND TRAINS FRIDAY 22, SATURDAY 23, FEBRUARY 2019 10 AM EST PREVIEW STARTS AT 8 AM

ToysTrainsandOtherOldStuff ·
Large auction of many vintage toy and model trains of various gauges and scales including N, HO, OO, S, O and G. We will have hundreds of pieces of rolling stock, locomotives and accessories. This will be a mixed sale from the Dave Christianson collection along with additions from the Joseph M Bak Jr. collection. The Friday session consists of many HO and O gauge trains and toys. The Marx portion of Dave's collection collection is entirely on Friday with many prewar and postwar pieces,...
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Travel article: Mid-Atlantic’s railroad heritage

Garrett76 ·
I saw this in the Recreation News. I'm from the area and was unaware of many of the destinations- https://www.recreationnews.com/destinations/tracking-the-mid-atlantic-s-railroad-heritage/article_9abb3668-20a6-11e8-992a-b3fa9a8095e4.html
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Borden Tunnel ·
Been to most of them ; 2 most obscure , IMO, are the Chesapeake Beach museum, and the Road/Rail Model RR in Frederick, MD. The MA & PA RR museum/operation is recovering from severe flood damage. Potomac Eagle was recently sold; changes are rumored for Steam into History...
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Robert K ·
What changes for Steam into History? I heard that they wanted to run occasional excursions into York through Howard Tunnel on the northern end of the railroad.
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