Dumb Idea #461

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by billk, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Don't forget, Tyson: You make the world's most awesome model tobacco plants! And you earned that distinction! :)

  2. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Rory, Tyson,
    I only looked at the prices for the rectangular tubes. They are asking $35 for a 20" tube with N scale rails on the bottom. "OUCH" :confused:
  3. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    Rory, the population is just over six billion, so even if you're one in a million, there are six thousand people just like you.
  4. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Yeah, but I figure it this way: "Glasgow" is Scottish, so most people with that name would probably be living in Europe, North America and Australia. The total population of all three continents is around 830 million. "Rory" is an Irish name, and "Llyn" is Welsh (it means "lake"). If colloquial naming rules apply in Great Britain and Ireland (i.e., most people are given "local" names), then it is probably unlikely that all three names have been put together. "Llyn" is virtually unknown in the U.S., from my experience. And "Rory" is fairly rare. So I think that it is even less likely that the combination has been used over here.

    I know that it's not all-inclusive, but I periodically do searches on my name try and find another "Rory Glasgow," but so far every person by that name that has shown up on a web search has been...me! :D

    Now, to keep this post on-topic... Have you seen that article in MRP 2001 by Dick Roberts that describes the elevator? He suggests a multi-level staging system...

  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    THAT'S IT!!! Rory I have been going thru 20 years of MR back issues looking for that article, I clean forgot to check my MRP'S.:eek: Bill I hope that article is what you are looking for.:)
  6. billk

    billk Active Member

    I wasn't aware I was looking for an article. I don't plan on using an elevator.
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Bill, sorry but I thought you were looking for a way to stack several "cassettes" on top of each other so you could have more than one train for a staging track. That article looked like the elevator could be converted for that use. :confused:
  8. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Hmmm... The article I saw was in late 2000 to early 2001. It was horizontal, BUT it wasn't 'cassette' it was more of a modified Switching Table (I think that's the name).
    It was in HO size. Sorry if I sent someone on a Goose chase (even if it could be rail related:p).
    Just trying to help. Things get forgotten quick here in Retirement Land.:D ;)
  9. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    a fiddle yard

    This was in the lastest issue of Australian Model Railway magazine. Maybe this is the sort thing you're looking for?

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  10. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Still working on my covered cassettes for display and staging. Could not locate any rectangular acrylic tubing so making my own. Here is my first prototype, only 20" long, want to make them 24".

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  11. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    I will be using "Kato's" unitrack mounted on a strip of 1/2" thick MDF board. Still some kinks to work out, but it looks promising.

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  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    This is why I have all my staging built into my layout, I'm not bright enough to figure out things like this ! :D BTW that Stark Bros. box car is really neat, custom paint job?
  13. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Hi Tyson,

    No the Stark Bros. box car is a MT that I bought off e-bay. Purchased a second one months later and lucked out, got a different number, now I have #22 and #24. Don't know if I will weather these cars or leave as "new look" for a collection item only. (I stole this tag line "I am not a train freak - I am a model railroad inventory control specialist"):D :D
  14. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I'd have to weather em' myself, although I probably would use pastel chalks so I could wash it off later if I wanted. But then I'm not a collector anyway. If I own it it will have to earn it's keep (in theory anyway) ! :D

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