JOHN SMATLAK: I really like your 736 Berkshire and that crossover in your first photo, with the linkage to the switches. I was always fascinated by pipeline interlocking's, derails, etc. since I was little. I also like your monorail, it's very enjoyable to watch!

POC914NUT: Thank you for posting. I really enjoyed seeing those big E2's make the rounds on your layout. They are some beautiful motors!

Rusty


And as the sunset faded, I spoke to the faintest first starlight.
And I said next time, Next time, We'll get it right!
OKHIKER posted:

Earlier today I posted a short video of a Lionel Classics #44 Freight Special from the early 1990s.  In truth the video was lousy so I’ve decided to post a still photo of the engine and its consist so  viewers can better appreciate the handsome looks of this set.  My apologies for the lousy video.image

Great Video! I like seeing the trains running

Sakai (Japan) EB5873 electric outline 2C2 boxcab loco in O gauge. It has a nicely detailed diecast metal shell, as well as a finely detailed pantograph (which I keep in the down position when operating lest it be snagged under the bridges).
 
I acquired it some time ago, and it's automatic reverse worked a little too well- constantly changing directions due to running over a switch or encountering any other interruption in power. Wishing to be able to run it on the layout, today I wired around the reverse unit so it only runs forward.
 
It's a fun engine, one of several neat O gauge pieces that Sakai made in both the prewar and postwar periods (I believe this particular one is postwar). This particular one is not overly hard to find, there was one on Ebay last month.
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One of my new adds from today’s meet is these 6 #85 Repro telegraph poles.

Steve

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Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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Late to the game here. The British and French won’t let the old war end and right in the middle of Central Park!

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Also, the train keeps going around the church on a road to nowhere!

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George

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Well George, if you are going to go that far why not go all the way?  Take the pieces of track that are around the church over to your workbench and rework them so there is track on both sides.  Then reassemble the circle but give the straight section on one side a half twist before connecting it to the curved section - now, instead of a loop going nowhere you will have a Mobius track strip - one sided and with a single edge...of course it still won't go anywhere but it is sure to be a conversation starter. 

Robert S. Butler posted:

Well George, if you are going to go that far why not go all the way?  Take the pieces of track that are around the church over to your workbench and rework them so there is track on both sides.  Then reassemble the circle but give the straight section on one side a half twist before connecting it to the curved section - now, instead of a loop going nowhere you will have a Mobius track strip - one sided and with a single edge...of course it still won't go anywhere but it is sure to be a conversation starter. 

I only put it there because I love watching that Marx train go round and round. A mobius would kind of ruin the simple fun, but if the train would stay on the track, you might have something.

George

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