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Layouts And Layout Construction And Design / Pueblo & Salt Lake RR
« on: October 01, 2011, 09:56:48 AM »
With my narrow gauge Silver Valley RR I have a lot of fun. But with modules it's hard to get any grades. So I came to the idea to build a permanent layout in this room. I've got the idea from an John Armstrong article in MR Jan 1962, "To Hardscrabble, the hard way: a track plan". I drew this plan for my 13' x 16' (4m x 5m) room. And I've made a few changes. Important, my staging yard is dual gauge. Narrow gauge trains run from staging to Esperanza and don't start at Esperanza.

Here's my draft for the lower level.

and the "upper" level.

Narrow gauge trains run from Pueblo (staging) via Esperanza, East Park, Wigley and Triple Divide to Hardscrabble or Golconda (upper staging). Between sessions you can use the wye to turn the trains.
Esperanza has a shed for loading goods from NG box cars to SG cars or v.v. Gondolas have to run to Pueblo for transfer loading.

Any suggestions?


Prototype Information / track spacing
« on: May 30, 2011, 12:10:32 PM »
What's the usual distance between narrow gauge tracks especially between main and siding? E.g. in stations like Los Pinos, Sublette?

I know, standard gauge tracks are as close as 12' for class tracks.


HOn3 General Discussion Forum / open top loads
« on: May 25, 2011, 04:20:25 PM »
I've just finished these loads:


Prototype Information / Wheel and tie car
« on: May 11, 2011, 01:53:40 AM »
I'm looking for prototype pictures from a wheel and tie car. I'm building the Grandt Line kit and want to weather my car realistic.


Prototype Information / tank car
« on: April 03, 2011, 04:50:20 AM »
Now I've built the Precision Scale tank car. I want to weather this car. Are there any prototype pictures available?

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / classification
« on: February 28, 2011, 01:57:08 PM »
When you operate your layout you will run extras too. Then you need classification lights or flags.
With class lights I've seen Laurie had installed tiny SMD LEDs into his Blackstone engine. But they are on all time. When I'm correct than the decoder has not an additional function you can use for class lights.
So I would prefer flags.
I think about 0.2mm wire and tissue paper for the flags. How big are the real ones?
Any other ideas?


Layouts And Layout Construction And Design / Silver Valley RR
« on: February 21, 2011, 12:19:03 PM »
A load of coal has to be spotted at the coal dealer. Street running at Salina.


Welcome aboard! / Wolfgang
« on: February 21, 2011, 05:36:18 AM »
I'm Wolfgang Dudler from Germany. I'm into H0n3 since spring 2009. Now I'm building a modular layout, Silver Valley RR.
I like scratch building turnouts and crossings especially.


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