Any model train enthusiasts?

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  1. 1970's Fan

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    I expected the sealant to be absorbed into the stone but not after 5 coats. Maybe sealing with 3 coats then a coat or two of wax buffed would do.
     
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    I’m thinking of basing my layout on part of the Edinburgh to Carlisle line that Dr. Beaching closed down.
    I’ll have to alter the card kit signal box kit as the one just past the Steele Road station has a chimney but that’s all part of the fun.

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    This guy’s layout is amazing! Even half as realistic a weathering would be great. The layout is called Minsterley.
     
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    I like to repaint them too.This started as a damaged Burlington shell that I repainted in my own Gulf, Southern and Ohio scheme.Came out quite well and I put it on a Lionel MPC chassis. 20180101_220427.jpg
     
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    Correction. The 336 is 4-8-4.
     
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    MTH Mohawk is cool!
     
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    For the C&O H-8 fans. Wonderfully weathered correctly articulated 2-6-6-6.

     
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    Impressive!
     
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    I phoned Olivia’s trains and the very nice lady told me that, although they’ll convert a split chassis loco if the customer insists, they discourage it because although it seems ok for a while, they usually blow the dcc decoder. I decided it’s not worth the risk.
     
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    Back in the late 1980's Allen Keller produced model railroad tour videotapes. One of the best scenery layouts was Harry Clarks "Indian River Valley". It was modeled after the B&O. Harry Clark's nationally famous model train layout which has been carefully relocated to the new Connellsville Canteen Coffee Shop. The 25 x 50 display takes up its own room in the new building. A majority of the objects in this layout are scratchbuilt, as Harry Clark was actually a carpenter by trade. Harry Clark passed away in 2012 at age 91.

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    Just started an LGB build in my buddies basement 26' x 26'.

    I talked him into getting it off the floor. At 66 he isn’t a spring chicken any more. :)
     

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    You guys with basements are killing me.
     
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    Well, LGB will work just fine out doors.
     
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    As I mentioned above - I do not have my model train anymore. There is only one steam engine of my childhood left (the smallest on the picture).

    Here you see

    Märklin Gauge "0", 1931, formerly owned by my father and my uncle
    Märklin Gauge "H0", 1962, formerly owned by my father and my brother
    Märklin Gauge "Z", purchased by myself in 1974

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    My steam engine (scale 1:220) on a piece of rail (scale 1:1).

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    You can buy ready made layouts. Kinda pricy though. They’re advertised in the likes of Hornby magazine etc.
     
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    This is my first attempt at building a Metcalfe card model. I got it free with a magazine. Love those 3D windows. I fancy changing the name to “O.L.King, coal” or “Burnet, coal” ha ha Burnet (burn it, that’s what you do with coal after all).
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