New layout, logging

railnut49 Sep 15, 2017

  1. railnut49

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    To John W. zerbe, i was just contacted by a lady there, they have four and she gave me road names and numbers. I was shocked at the price, way lower than i exoected, $159,00. I figured twice that. Am going to order one.
    Thank you so very much sir.
     
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    Boxcab, my phone said i don't have enough memory, so am getting a new phone today and hoefully i can post pictures.
     
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  3. John W Zerbe

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    Railnut49, I'm glad I could help. They will have a web store up and running sometime in the near future. I'm going to pass this site on to them as a good place to advertise. I'm sure it will be mutually beneficial for the shop and this site's members.
     
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  4. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    John, cool!
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    :eek: (y) :D
     
  6. spyder62

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    You might look at the Showcase miniature shay kits. I have one in Nn3 and it's a real nice kit and easy to assemble
    rich
    www.rslaserkits.com
     
  7. Mike C

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    I enjoyed watching this ....
     
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  8. railnut49

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    To John Zerbe;

    I really appreciate the help finding a Shay locomotive. I have one on the way finally. After years of wanting one, I have one on the way.

    Thanks John.
     
  9. SteamDonkey74

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    I just popped back today and saw the word logging. Good for you. Logging is an awesome subject to model.

    One of the first kits I built into a locomotive was one of randgust's. You won't be disappointed if you ever decide to go that route.

    The lack of Atlas Shays isn't particularly helpful. I didn't ever get the Shays I reserved years back. I think Atlas just let the run go.
     
  10. railnut49

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    My new Shay arrived a few minutes ago. It's beautiful. Just wish I could afford to buy the other three they have. Many thanks to John Zerbe for telling me where I could buy one.
     
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    Now to order another logging loco from randgust . I had one of his kits, but lost it in a move. Am going to order one of his kits.
     
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  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Am very happy to see you are able to upload photos. Keep at it, keep trying. The effort has been well worth while. Enjoying following your progress!
     
  13. railnut49

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    Photos in the logging group thread.
     
  14. railnut49

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    Sorry guys, won't do that anymore.
     
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    Have been looking at the hollow core door p0ssibility. They're not cheap, am ,looking at $35.00 Now. Did find some on Craigslist. Between 5 and 10 bucks however. Long drive to get one so will probably just buy a new one. The 2" Styrofoam. Has more than doubled though. I can probably buy a sheet of plywood or abs and some 1x4s and build my own frame and top for around the same price. Not sure what to do yet.
     
  16. wombat457

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    I might have misunderstood something but if you have room for something 6 wide by 25 long, why settle for a HCD layout? Like the others, would really like to see some pics of what you are doing too, especially the logging cars you cast.
     
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    3she just informed me that I have to get a permit, several inspections and final approval. I am not a fan of big cities. I also got worried about spending the money on a new shed and the expenses. But now it doesn't matter, there will be no layout I was just informed on Friday.
     
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    Just remembered reading about guys with 24x48 inch layouts in the layout design forum so went looking. Couldn't believe it but found a plan. Interesting run. May try it out before I pack all my stuff up.
     
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    Well, at least I'm about to the running trains part. Won't be a logging RR, but I can run my Shay and a few cars. 15093011977642065081410.jpg
     
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  20. JMaurer1

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    woo woo woo?!! Just make the benchwork modular so it can be moved and there shouldn't be ANY permits or inspections. As for a shed, buy premade from local big box store. They are not permanent and therefore don't require permits either (and if you move, just take the whole shed/layout with you).
     

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