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Jens Heydel Nov 23, 2001

  1. Jens Heydel

    Jens Heydel New Member

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    New member here just wanted to say hello to you ,looking forward to speaking or typing as is the case here with others interested in narrow gauge model railroads .I scatchbuild or modify what few kits are out there to suit my tastes .I currently only have a small layout point to point style ,lack of room in my condo keeps things small hence the narrow gauge.Jens
     
  2. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Welcome to our TrainBoard family Jens, I noticed there are some narrow gauge cars and kits on EBAY right now! We alays enjoy seeing photos, if you have any. Come by often. :D
     
  3. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jens,
    Welcome to Trainboard I hope you enjoy our site and make it your modelling home. Narrow gauge modelling is certainly very specialised so I look forward to seeing your work.
    If you have any questions about this site please feel free to email me.

    Once again welcome to Trainboard
     
  4. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Welcome aboard Jens .. we are always happy to have more interested members in the narrow gauge forums (we also have a narrow gauge & shortline forum that you may be interested in).
    Anyway, enjoy, and don't be afraid to participate.
     
  5. slimjim

    slimjim Passed away January 2006 In Memoriam

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    Jens,

    Welcome to TrainBoard and the Standard Gauge Forum. As you know, what they claim as Standard Gauge is really Broad Gauge :D . I see you are into HOn3. I started in HO, went to HOn3 and finally Sn3.
     
  6. Jens Heydel

    Jens Heydel New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!I have accumulated literature on narrow gauge railways and base my models on what the pictures show.I hope to have a digital camera for x-mas so I can show some pics soon ( are you listening santa LOL).My locomotives are heavily modified MDC pieces that I revamped to be more representative of what RR's used at the turn of the century.The rolling stock is largely homemade stuff with the exception of a single Labelle coach kit .The MDC locos can be made quite credible if you apply a large amount of time with a fine saw and epoxy.I do not model any particular RR and as such just have an imaginary RR name that uses equipment typical for the era.Lack of space prevents me from really building anything that captures the "little trains in really big mountains" feeling in any convincing way so I just went ahead and sort of cobbled together an imaginary line that is point to point and is based on mining as it's source of revenue.Well anyway thanks again for the welcome and we will talk soon.Jens
     
  7. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Hey Jens, I'm back in town now. (I was the "eyeLUVrrs" that posted to you earlier.) I had to do that because I was at my son's computer.

    Here is some food for thought for you.

    I knew a salesman who lived in a Studio Appartment, so had made his mountain layout this way:

    He made a light weight lattice about 4 feet tall by maybe 7 or 8 feet long, (going by memory). It was all 1x2's and had short legs so he could reach the top. He set the bottom about 16 inches out from the wall, and lt the top rest against the wall. His track was a series of climbing switch-backs going up the "mountain side" with a short yard track at the top and a couple of yard tracks at the bottom. It was fun to see him pull a couple of cars up an incline, switch then back up the next, then repeat til he reached the top where hw would set out those cars and bring down the two that were on the yard track up there. He had built a small controll panel onto a flower stand. He used a multi wire cable that plugged into the layout and the control pannel, so he could sit in a chair and run the trains. It was the side of a cliff, and he had made the scenery to look just like some of the cliff-hangers you see on the old west photos. It was very light, and he could carry it down stairs alone when he moved to a new territory. He drove an Econoline Van, and just stood it up and tied it in place inside the van when he moved. He could close the lid, putting the control pannel inside, which made him a flat top on the flower stand for an over-night stand by his bed at night. It had a lot of action in a small space beside his bed. Pretty neat, I thought. :D
     
  8. Jens Heydel

    Jens Heydel New Member

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    Sounds pretty good unfortuanately the RR room here at my Condo is also consumed by radio control cars planes and a computer so space is at a premium so the RR sort of snakes it way through this somewhat tight confine.Oh there is also a G scale RR that runs at about seven feet off the ground that munches up space .I built that mostly as I recieved G scale train set for x-mas from a girlfriend some time ago so I just went ahead and set it up like those trains that inhabit hobby shops .Needless to say my home is more like toy shop for Santa but hey I am having fune here LOL.But I will keep that idea in mind .Jens
     
  9. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    What's next, going to build a steam engine in a bottle? :D
     
  10. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by watash:
    What's next, going to build a steam engine in a bottle? :D <hr></blockquote>

    Why not Wayne? It's been my experience there's alot of engineers and conductors in there as well! ;)
     
  11. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Naw Bill, they areON ITnot in it! :D

    Jens, there are several pair of HOn3 trucks on EBAY right now. Maybe they fit your track? Go look under HO and also under HOn3.

    [ 28 November 2001: Message edited by: watash ]</p>
     
  12. Jens Heydel

    Jens Heydel New Member

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    Actually I am waiting for an MDC 2-8-0 narrow gauge loco kit right now so I can have something to do this winter .Ofcourse the local hobby shop ordered it for me and we are going on a month now (GRRR) but hey they are a nice old couple so I will be patient .I am going to tear into this kit with the usual delight as soon as I get .I have found a pretty good book with lots of line drawings of the real thing this should make this effort a bit more like the real thing than some of my other locos that have a bit more "artistic license" in them .If I can get a camera before x-mas i'll run some photos to share .Jens
     
  13. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Jens, are you looking for HOn2 or HOn3 gauge ?? I have seen both on ebay lately. The ones I have noticed are scattered in through the HO section, so are out of place, and they don't usually bring much there because no one sees them that wants them. Probably some dealer or speculator bids on them cheap. One went for $22.50 for a 4-6-0. Is that high or low for HOn3? So far ebay is tax free yet too.

    ON EBAY NOW: HOn3 item #1670 915 369 til Dec 8th

    [ 29 November 2001: Message edited by: watash ]</p>
     

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