Brian's American Flyer

lilb Apr 5, 2011

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    Last year I built a 7'x 16' American Flyer Layout and documented it on my Blog. Since I finished it, I've taken it to two train shows. Now I am building a new layout. You can find more information about it and much more on my blog at:

    http://briansamericanflyer.blogspot.com/

    Brian
     
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    Really glad to see a layout in S scale. I still have my American Flyers when I was 5. I switched to N scale because of space....nice layout. Do you have any videos of it running...I didn't see any on your blog.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Nice. I see a 302AC. Had one of those in my childhood accumulation of Lionel and AF.

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  4. lilb

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    I posted one of my old layout back in December:

    Brian's American Flyer Trains: Train Ride

    I also got interviewed by Model Railroad TV and you can see some of my trains running there.

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    Oh how I wish I could be there and see this in person. To hear the sounds, smell the ozone again. What memories!

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    I was able to get some more benchwork done today. It is almost all ready for the legs.

    Some pictures and more info here:
    Brian's American Flyer Trains
     
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  11. BoxcabE50

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    Looking really good! Any chance you will have some video of this operating? I hope...

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    Foam

    I now have the layout covered with foam and with the accessories and track in place. I'll have some videos of this layout once I get it running.

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    For more info go to:

    http://briansamericanflyer.blogspot.com/
     
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    Ties and Trackwork

    I have laid a lot of track and made a lot of progress.
    To find out more go to Brian's American Flyer

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  14. BoxcabE50

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    Cool. Keep the updates coming!

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    That's a bit of innovation- First time I can recall that anyone would use oyster shell for ballast. I fed enough of that, (calcium supplement to avoid thin shells), to chickens on the farm as a boy. Never thought of it as ballast for my Lionel. I did steal some of the grit though. Looked good to me when done!

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