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Old 08-08-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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Scales Modeled: Z (Noch Briefcase), S, O (3-rail), G (ceiling layout) and 1" (outdoor).
Any larger scale rail fans?

Are there any outdoor; 1", 1-1/2" or larger scale rail fans out there?

I have a very modest 1" scale, 4-3/4" gauge outdoor railroad, that runs on 300' of track. I've since added foot rests on the boxcar, for pilot and passenger comfort.

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Old 08-09-2019, 12:14 AM   #2
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Well, I'm modeling in HO but a fan of all scales. Does that count? The boxcar looks real good. Job well done.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thank you. Yes, all scales are great.

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Old 08-09-2019, 06:42 PM   #4
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Scales Modeled: O right now. HO packed/ small N scale table, G scale for under the Christmas tree, & 1 S locomotive
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Nice, the box car looks big compared to the little switcher.

Whats a box car go for? $100/200 bucks?

Does the track rust?

Here in NJ that ballast would last about a week with all the down pours we have been getting.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:12 PM   #5
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Thanks, Big Ed.

The Hustler engine is indeed smaller, but it's a great puller. The manufacturer does offer larger, GP7/9, GP20 and SW1 switcher engines that would look better.

The 1" scale hobby can get pricy and the larger, 1-1/2" scale (7-1/2" gauge) is quite expensive.

Normally, the track would rust, but the sections were powder coated.

The ballast did settle and larger red lava rock replaced it.

The summers here are generally rain-free, so the combo resides outside under its PVC-framed cover. When the wet weather arrives late October, the units are inside.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:34 AM   #6
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In the first picture I thought that was your ballast. Looks like sand?
In the second picture I see you added stone.

Your RR is nice, the area looks so neat and tidy.

With the weather we have been getting, if I had that in my backyard my trains would look like they are running in a jungle.
With the grass growing so fast and the weeds growing faster.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:54 AM   #7
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Thanks, Ed.

The original ballast did seem like sand and it quickly settled into the larger rock.

That's about the only area that is neat and tidy on my property.

We had a rare thunderstorm move through last night, so the weeds will be growing soon.
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This is my current ride, until I get my GP35 finished. It is a 1 1/2" scale Cannonball Boxcab.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:59 AM   #9
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Scales Modeled: Z (Noch Briefcase), S, O (3-rail), G (ceiling layout) and 1" (outdoor).
That's a nice looking unit and 7 1/2" gauge is an impressive size. Looking forward to seeing your GP35 when it's completed.

Thanks for sharing.
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