Model Train Newbie seeks advice

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Ravensfan, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. Ravensfan

    Ravensfan Member

    Thanks for the tips.


    At this point, scale probably won't matter since this year will essentially be the "test" year. If it doesn't match up correctly, then we'll do something different next year - like get a bigger scale train to match the Dept 56 stuff :D and let me start a project with the set we get this year.
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    did I say anything about S gauge?
    I was running an S scale layout at the train show last spring. (not mine).
    British S scale, only commercial parts were HO rails and the axleboxes.
    (Ravensfan, this is off topic. Sorry.)
  3. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    60103 & Ravensfan:
    My humble apologies to you both for digressing into a personal crusade. I shall redouble my efforts to curb my zealotry for all things American Flyer. I assure you 60103 it was all in jest, just sticking up for my gauge on "The-Gauge". We're a minor minority here, and,.... as a matter of fact,....most everywhere..........sigh.

    But, even the dinosaurs actually survived. Just grew feathers!


  4. ANo10

    ANo10 New Member


    "Trains...Feathers..." How about trains and dinosaurs??

    I believe John Allen was the first to put a T-Rex on his layout.


    modelling the Lizard Creek Timber Company
  5. ANo10

    ANo10 New Member


    That's the namesake of "Lizard Creek"..

    Jim:rolleyes: ;)
  6. Not half as upset as some Chiefs fans are :eek:

    Things are getting a mite bit testy around K.C. these days. :rolleyes:
  7. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    I had never seen the dinosaur in the mountain shot before. That's great! I may have to steal it since it fits in so well with my "extinct" flyer layout. A friend of mine is creating a Sinclair fuel depot and has picked up a few Sinclair dinosaurs that fit the scale of our layout, and a fog machine. Want to have the dinosaurs mingling with the storage tanks. It's kind of reverse engineering the natural process of creating petroleum.

    Yes, we live in our own little world.

  8. ANo10

    ANo10 New Member

    Found that at Hobby Lobby in the kid's science toy section, it's even prototypical HO Scale. Throw back to old college days and dinosaur dig.

    A friend's four year old ask where I got my lizard (LOL) so....

    Love the idea of the Sinclair Dino's and fog machine.

    And yes we do create our own "little" worlds...

    Have a good day RR'ing!!!


    Modelling Lizard Creek Timber Company
  9. Ravensfan

    Ravensfan Member

    Just want to say thanks for all the input I got from "Gaugers" in response to this topic.

    I ended up getting a Bachmann starter set with the EZ track - a 36" circle that fits perfectly around the base of the Christmas tree - I have a tall, narrow tree. My wife already mentioned that we need to get a train station to set up along the track to make it look more authentic.

    Thanks again, folks.

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