Introduction and questions

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Model Railroading' started by macro_basic, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. macro_basic

    macro_basic New Member

    Hi, all. After two decades of reading about it, I decided to get my toes wet
    and start small. At 46, the eyes are starting to go but I think I can still
    manage HOn30. I was thinking about a 15" x 72" shelf logging setup to start.

    Now the questions:

    1) Would a Gumstump type layout work with a logging theme?
    I know things would be a little tight and I would have to be selective about
    what to include but could it be reasonably done?

    2) Which track to get? I don't like the looks of Atlas N scale. I was thinking
    Micro Engineering/BK or maybe Peco. What do most here use?

    I appreciate all the good information on this site and hopefully I can share
    some insight as I go along, at least what I've learned NOT to do.
  2. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    It's good to see a new logger on board. Welcome. :) I'm a logger myself (HO turn of the century) Sorry I can't answer yer questions. I've no idea what a gumstump is, and you will have to get the N scale guys to fill you in on the track.

    What is a gumstump anyway?

    TrainClown ;)
  3. macro_basic

    macro_basic New Member

    Sorry, I should have provided an image.

    Attached Files:

  4. DWP

    DWP Member

    I don't see a problem with the design. Just remember that you are working in HO.
    I made the mistake of putting the track too close together. Looked OK for N gauge but I forgot to allow for the structures.
    For track I used Micro engineering HOn30 flex and some hand layed.
    One source is

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