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Corey;

I like the action on your layout... being a fan of long trains, I’d be trying to figure out how long I can go before the front of the train hits the end On the one hand, I love your layout, but then I remember the agony in my (now both replaced) knees getting up and down off the floor!!! And I love the CP engine - one of my favorite lines. I really hope Lionel makes a legacy steamer in that wonderful livery, preferably, the Royal Hudson, which I rode behind out in Vancouver back in the early 90’s.

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Paul (ex-Brooklyn 1955 - 95)

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Welcome on board Corey!

Though born in Dallas, TX, I now reside in Germany.  I'm a Fall Guy for Canadian Pacific and your Royal Hudson is Poerty in Motion!  My apartment has no room for a layout.  Small basement, nice and dry.  Health related issues prevent investing in model trains at the moment.  Thanks for sharing video clips of yours!

Hope you'll consider showing off your subway models in the near future as well. 

What made you decide to pick up a Royal Hudson?

My heart is in Minnesota today.  No details, but you know the reason I'm sure.

About me: www.railhopeamerica.com   Links:   All Aboard (the official publication of the Railroad Evangelistc Association) Summer 2015 issue, page eight and nine.

Stay healthy and may God Bless you and your family,

Joe

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@Apples55 posted:

Corey;

I like the action on your layout... being a fan of long trains, I’d be trying to figure out how long I can go before the front of the train hits the end On the one hand, I love your layout, but then I remember the agony in my (now both replaced) knees getting up and down off the floor!!! And I love the CP engine - one of my favorite lines. I really hope Lionel makes a legacy steamer in that wonderful livery, preferably, the Royal Hudson, which I rode behind out in Vancouver back in the early 90’s.

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Paul (ex-Brooklyn 1955 - 95)

Thanks! I’ll probably but a few more cars for it to pull. Just getting into this freight thing. I have a few subway sets.  

Welcome on board Corey!

Though born in Dallas, TX, I now reside in Germany.  I'm a Fall Guy for Canadian Pacific and your Royal Hudson is Poerty in Motion!  My apartment has no room for a layout.  Small basement, nice and dry.  Health related issues prevent investing in model trains at the moment.  Thanks for sharing video clips of yours!

Hope you'll consider showing off your subway models in the near future as well.

What made you decide to pick up a Royal Hudson?

My heart is in Minnesota today.  No details, but you know the reason I'm sure.

About me: www.railhopeamerica.com   Links:   All Aboard (the official publication of the Railroad Evangelistc Association) Summer 2015 issue, page eight and nine.

Stay healthy and may God Bless you and your family,

Joe

Thanks! I picked this up at the METCA train show I went to 2 weeks ago. This is the first and only locomotive I have so far. I thought it was a great looking train. I still don’t know much about locomotives but I’m here to learn. I see you called it a Royal Hudson but I didn’t see that in the paperwork or description. Did I miss something? Sorry I’m a newbie. Yes, I’ll definitely be posting my subway sets. I’ll check out your link. I hope you can do some kind of layout soon.

Really glad you're on board Corey!  Despite the fact I'll pass Milepost 75 this coming 4th of July, I still am learning alot about trains myself.  Here is a great place to attend the "O Gauge Railroading School of Railroading" with a bunch of fine people who are always ready to help.

A great place to learn more about the Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson is Google Canadian Pacific's Royal Hudsons/Rapido Trains.  They are a Canadian model railroad manufacturer who offer HO and N scale trains, most based on Canadian prototypes and offer a real good lesson on the Royals.

Ongoing health issues here on the home front have "derailed" my plans for a layout for the time being.  Such is life.

No apologies for being a "newbie", please.  Just imagine what it must be when we cross over and meet our Maker?  Another journey begins!

Godspeed

Joe

@RJT posted:

Corey I would hate to disappoint you but a don’t think there is a big enough place when it comes to O Gauge Trains. I have a 40x18 layout under construction and it is not big enough.

I think this is a really good point and probably instructive for Corey and others, myself included.  I was born in 1964 and don't remember the early diesel era let alone the steam era, but in the modern era of REAL freight trains, they seem to go on for miles with dozens or hundreds of cars. My mainlines are about 80' long, so I could possibly fit 70-100 cars on a train if the locomotive's nose butted up against the caboose!  Even if my mainline was twice as long, a train would still take up half the mainline. 

Then there's the motor size.  I've never doubleheaded because I haven't needed to, but I'm guessing one would need 3-4 engines, all powered, to pull a 100-car consist.

My factors may be totally off, but regardless, it's REALLY hard for any of us to model the real world in O gauge whether it be in a living room like Corey or a full basement like others. 

Say guys, I'm not one to throw stones, but do any of you remember the 2 Rail O scale Pioneer Valley layout project years ago that was featured in Model Railroader?  It also became a project in one of their layout books as well.  It was ca. 2 ft. wide X 12 ft. long point to to point switching pike with a Red Caboose GP9 for power if memory serves me well.

Like the classic line in the Jesse Stone police series says, "You can only do what you can do."  Right on, indeed!  I could construct the PV in my compact basement room and still model Union Pacific without a Big Boy in sight!  I'd be just as content with an 0-6-0 or EMD NW2 for power as the guys are who can operate 4-6-6-4s and 4-8-8-4s or 4-12-2s on their warehouse sized layouts.  Mainline modeling over Sherman Hill, or a Nebraska branchline, both still proclaim to "Be Specific, Ship Union Pacific!"

DONE!

Happy Rails

Joe

We believe it's your RR and you get to manage it any way you please.   I never saw quite that track plan with the two crossovers, gives a lot of variety to the path.  Throw a couple switches and a reverse loop in there and you'll really have a circuitous track plan.

Thanks! I’ll try that if it will fit.  Thank goodness I live alone so I don’t have to worry about anyone complaining about how much space it takes up!

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