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thinking about a mini layout...

Postby altterrain » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:28 pm

Now that winter has brutishly arrived with a 20 inch snow! :evil: I'm thinking about starting a Gn15 mini layout. I would be a small oval with a couple of switches in an industrial setting.
I have a Bachmann On30 gas mechanical and Steve's upscale kit and a few cars to start. I have picked up a few sections of Peco On30 track and a couple of Atlas snap track switches.
Now for a question -
What is a good minimum running radius for this critter?

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:07 pm

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Postby altterrain » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:16 pm

Thanks. Info on the Davenport but not the side rod loco. Is it the same?

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:22 pm

altterrain wrote:Thanks. Info on the Davenport but not the side rod loco. Is it the same?

-Brian


Yes it is a Davenport gas mechanical
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Postby altterrain » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:39 am

Oops, sorry. :oops: Must be adding a bit too much Wild Turkey to my egg nog! :P

Merry Christmas!

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:09 am

altterrain wrote:Oops, sorry. :oops: Must be adding a bit too much Wild Turkey to my egg nog! :P

Merry Christmas!

-Brian


I guessing that is Wild Turkey (register trade mark type) not a wild turkey :lol:
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Postby altterrain » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:02 am

Yes, the Kentucky type! :wink:

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Postby eje655 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:14 am

So is there a certain era or location you're thinking about? Is it going to be a prototype, or just wing it?
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:37 am

A Wild Turkey distilling plant :wink:
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Postby altterrain » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:08 am

I'd like to do a layout like Ian Campbell's found here (near the bottom) -
http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/page79/index.html

This is a preliminary plan -

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I'm thinking a 50s/early 60s time frame, grungy downtown industrial area.

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Postby altterrain » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:11 am

DCRfan wrote:A Wild Turkey distilling plant :wink:


I like that idea! :idea:

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Postby eje655 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:27 am

That's cool... I like the ones where you get a different scene from different angles.
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:36 am

altterrain wrote:
DCRfan wrote:A Wild Turkey distilling plant :wink:


I like that idea! :idea:

-Brian 8)


You could turn your gas mechanical into one of the Guinness Brewery 0-4-0 locos http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4777&highlight=brewery

See link to prototype at http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2066&highlight=guinness with a VERY complete trackplan
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Postby teetrix » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:09 pm

Hi,

If you need some informations about buildings and interior:

http://www.whisky24.de/usa/wturkey/wturkey.htm

...optional in german or english language :D

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Postby Hans H » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:33 pm

Now this sounds like something interesting.
I've been up this lane my self but never gave it a go, a Whisky destilery with a peat moss.....oh nice thoughts

Slàinte!
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