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Old 03-16-2019, 01:55 PM   #21
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Gramps, you make good points. I had a fairly small G layout in my basement about 20 years ago and a garden railway 15 years ago. If I had unlimited money and space I would build a very large LGB layout if I decided to go with G rather than O. I would use 1:22.5 buildings and 1:24 vehicles, LGB track and hook and loop couplers, etc.

I don't know what is available from LGB now and would probably go with 3 rail O Gauge. I love O, there's lots of great trains, track, accessories, details and more available, all I would need to build my dream layout. Heck, if I had unlimited money and space I would have both, and maybe HO and N layouts for variety. They are all different and all fun. But if I could only have one it would be the one I have now, O Gauge, just bigger.
I had a nice outdoor layout which was almost all Aristocraft and I enjoyed it but as time passed it became more work than hobby. I enjoy your photos of your layout.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:40 PM   #22
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I had a nice outdoor layout which was almost all Aristocraft and I enjoyed it but as time passed it became more work than hobby. I enjoy your photos of your layout.
Thanks Gramps. I had the same experience with my garden railway. I loved it at first but lost interest in time because it was more work than fun. Too much gardening and too little railroading.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:26 AM   #23
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Currently I am running n, who, s and o. I have a wabash brass from ajin. Hallmark (not sure of scale. It fits ho but rumbles on the ties while it runs. I like 'em all!
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:33 AM   #24
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Which 9mm are you talking about, Largo, Luger, Steyr, Glisenti, Makarov, Browning? Chevy and Mary Ann are easy answers. Scale for me is HO simply because that's what I know.
You left out Police and Ultra. But I meant Parabellum.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:18 PM   #25
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uh-oh. I'm 59 and just starting to build my railroad, I want lots of scenery, not necessarily very long trains, and I very much enjoy switching and passenger service. I like that purpose thing. I had to skip N scale though because I was afraid in a few years it would be difficult. So that first big question we always answer, for me, was HO. You're starting to scare me1 just kidding...
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:05 PM   #26
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What scale did Walt Disney choose?
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:07 PM   #27
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I do O gauge but I dont have enough space to do all the scenery I would like to. I wouldn't mind HO but I like sounds and smoke of O gauge and the Lionel legacy engines I like a lot. If I had unlimited space I would do G, in trains bigger is better in my opinion. That is one reason I like UP, they always tried the bigger and more powerful engines .
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:27 PM   #28
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What scale did Walt Disney choose?
He started with Lionel in 1947, then ended up with The Carolwood Pacific Railroad (CPRR), which was a ​7 1⁄4-inch (184 mm) gauge ridable miniature railroad that was built in his yard.....
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:34 PM   #29
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He started with Lionel in 1947, then ended up with The Carolwood Pacific Railroad (CPRR), which was a ​7 1⁄4-inch (184 mm) gauge ridable miniature railroad that was built in his yard.....
And then...?
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:38 PM   #30
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