Getting started!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by screwysquirrel, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Nice looking Setup!!!! Great Stuff!!!!
  2. overhead

    An overhead view with a car on eacxh siding and some cars in the yard

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  3. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    yep. yer havin' fun alllllright! So how's it running? How's it switching?

    Curious minds want to know ;)

    TrainClown :D
  4. New Update

    Pinned track down with track nails (they won't hold forever in foam, but should hold for a few days until I can Ballast.)

    I also added a bridge, you can see the shiny aluminum foil, which will be water, if I can figure out how to make it look more like water.

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  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looks Great :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    The layout looks good, SS. Especially the bridge! ;)
    John :D
  7. More stuff

    Painted the cliffs and added a little ground cover

  8. Thanks Dick

    Heres a consist entirely of stuff from ABSNUT, that i either purchased or he included as gifts:

  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Neat Stuff SS!!!!
  10. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Looks good SS. I think I used the same contractor to build my bridge as you did. I also got a peice of motive power from ABSNUT.
  11. NWP-fan

    NWP-fan New Member

    Look, it's a... layout!

    Lookin' good, SS! Must be very satisfying to see that first train make that first loop around the track. Congrats!

    Are those 9-3/4" curves, or 11"? Just trying to get a sense of scale.
  12. Curves

    9-3/4 curves and 19" curves on the turnouts
  13. Ballasting

    Started ballasting. this is laid on a no-roadbed layout (for an industrial short line look)


  14. trains

    Knowing it'll be a few days before I can run trains again, I spent a long time watching trains circle around before starting:


  15. hey screwysquirrel, your plan looks good, as so does the progress on your layout. looks like your moveing right along there. keep up the good work!:wave:
  16. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    The layout's coming along nicely, SS! :thumb:
  17. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    That's a nice setup. Mine has been storage for over 6 months now.
  18. Time to get it out, clean it, and run some trains, RC :)
  19. sschaer

    sschaer Member

    to all .....

    would you please avoid using 'ss' as short for screwysquirrel ? the abbreviation 'ss' has some bad history here in europe. unfortunately these kind of forces are growing stronger again.
  20. Apologies

    sschaer: I understand your worry. :oops: but if the use 'SS' for 'Screwy Squirrel' it certainly should have no connotation for 'Schultzstaffen.' -- If I'm anything, anti Nazi is certainly one of them. I had over 200 family members killed in Europe between 1939 and 1945.

    That said, S is the 19th letter in the English alphabet, and the 3rd most commonly used. SS occurs in combination or abbreviation all the time. do you want to change the words 'boss' or 'dress' or the brand name 'Wesson' because they use 'ss'?

    Its _JUST_ a letter. it doesn't have any meaning beyond standing for the 'sssss' consonant sound :) Trying to assign it guilt for being used by a Nazi Party military force is taking things too far. Every letter in the Alphabet, and quite a few words in the dictionary were swiped by the Nazis

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