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I have stated a blog to document the progress on my American Flyer Layout that I am building. It is a 16' x 7' layout that I have built in four sections to take to a local Model Train show. Here's a link to the blog:


Brian's American Flyer Trains



Here's the track plan:



Here's what it will look like once I get the track on it:



Here's what it is currently:

 

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Looks nice and green.:thumbsup::D

Can't wait to see it progress into a train layout,I like watching others work.:D

One little piece of advise?
Try to make your mountains somehow so you can get inside them easy if you need to.

Looks like a nice working RR plan.:thumbsup:
 

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Welcome to the forum, and that's a terrific layout to be building! Nice to have you with us!
 

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Welcome to the forum, and that's a terrific layout to be building! Nice to have you with us!

:D Did you pay him too to join?:laugh:

S scaler's running a muck.:rolleyes:

That is S right?
 

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S scalers are coming outta the woodwork, Ed! How about a new name for the site: S Scale & Friends Forum?:D
 

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Hi Brian,

Thanks for posting. I like your track plan ... nice turnouts and freight sections. Do be careful of abrupt "S" inflections, like you have in the 2nd dark blue track, up from the bottom (in the left-right middle). Where possible, always try to incorporate a section of straight track inbetween opposing curved sections.

You're ambitious to make the whole setup modular for transport to shows. Very cool.

I see you're using what looks like exterior-grade green carpet. Are you aware that several model mfrs make much more convincing grass mats that are much closer to proper scaled proportions? Here's just a couple of options. Just a thought ...

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/785-5121
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/160-32901

Good luck!

TJ
 

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S scalers are coming outta the woodwork, Ed! How about a new name for the site: S Scale & Friends Forum?:D


bighooks.jpg


You can start your own web site.

Reckers S

Thats me climbing up the cab.
T-Man applying some epoxy to the boiler.:D
TJ leaning on the frame. Edit, deciding whether to purchase some S.
Reckers leaning in the middle
The Kid just standing there hand in his pants.

Timboy and Matt on the crane in the distance.
B&M on the second crane coming to check out your new site.
Tankist sitting on the front, He didn't want his picture taken.:laugh:

Whoops, tank can't be in the picture as he has no S.:rolleyes:
 

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That's too funny!

But don't throw ME into the S-gang just yet ... hard labor, cheap pay, gritty women. I'll stick with my old Lionel, for now ... smooth lines and polished brass ... always capped off with memorable "tender" moments.

TJ
 

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That's too funny!

But don't throw ME into the S-gang just yet ... hard labor, cheap pay, gritty women. I'll stick with my old Lionel, for now ... smooth lines and polished brass ... always capped off with memorable "tender" moments.

TJ

Ok I will go and edit it.
 

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Can that picture -- and Ed's captions -- go into the Model Train Forum "Hall of Fame", please?

We do have a "Hall of Fame", don't we? Maybe a "Hall of Shame" ???

TJ
 

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Did you notice what was being dragged up by the S scale Brownhoists? ANOTHER DERAILED LIONEL!!!!!
 

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Can that picture -- and Ed's captions -- go into the Model Train Forum "Hall of Fame", please?

We do have a "Hall of Fame", don't we? Maybe a "Hall of Shame" ???

TJ
There's no room left in the Hall of Shame: it's fulla pics of New Joisey!!!
 

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Did you notice what was being dragged up by the S scale Brownhoists? ANOTHER DERAILED LIONEL!!!!!

Back in those days they called those "Big Hooks". :D



big hook 1.jpg

big hook 2.jpg




Heres Ed's box being put back on the rails.
The CNJRR :thumbsup:
big hook cnj.jpg
 

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Ed -- Nice pics! I really like the old stuff.

Now ...

Where's the "Lilb" guy who started this thread ???

Cheers,

TJ
 

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He's working on his layout.:D
 
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