Beach Railroad, ver. 2.0

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Papa Bear, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Papa Bear

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    Thanks, Guys! :)
    John
  2. b28_82

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    Hey Papabear, you plannin on going to the show this weekend?
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    papa bear,

    you going to the hadji show this weekend?

    david
  4. Papa Bear

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    David and b28,

    I didn't see your posts before I left. Yes, me an' "Mama Bear" went to the show on Saturday. It was great to meet everybody. We got some ideas and some more "stuff" for the railroad.

    We're planning to go to Dothan next Saturday, the 18th, weather permitting. Hope y'all can make it!

    PB
  5. b28_82

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    Hey Papa Bear,
    I'll see ya at Dothan, weather permitting, but i'll be running with the n-scale counterparts along with my wye module :D. I think i'm going to take the vender tag we had and make a Gauge badge to go in it. Hope there's more deals in Dothan. Hope to see ya there too.
    Jake
  6. Papa Bear

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    When the Cat's Not Away...

    I added a removable cover to the layout to keep the dust and cats off.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Looks like the cat wants to play too.....[​IMG]
    Very nice job on the layout.
  8. Delamaize

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    hey papa bear, so where abouts in south alabama are you anyways, I could use some pointers with my small layout.
  9. Papa Bear

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    Thanks, Glenn. That's Triscuit and she does indeed want to play, but she plays a little rough for the N-scale LPB's. :eek:

    Delamaize, I'm in Troy. Send me a private message if you'd like to get together sometime. Be happy to help.
  10. Delamaize

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    Really, I'm in daleville. it seems like there isn't many of us N scalers around here.
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    I'm also not far away either.....[​IMG]
  12. glenn railey

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    I am originally from Panama City and grew up there. The pictures looks an awful lot like St. Andrews State Park off thomas drive in PC. As a couple of you guys stated it could be anywhere along the Gulf Coast from Tallahassee to Pensacola.
    It looks good. Sometimes the simplest looks better and is more functional. I like to put more time and effort into my into my scenery than into a complicated track layout.
    Good Job.

    :)
  13. Papa Bear

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    Mullet Point Lighthouse

    I found this lighthouse at Dollar Tree and thought it would make a nice addition to the layout. I set it down here while debating on its permanent location.

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  14. Papa Bear

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    That's one of my favorite State Parks. I grew up around Freeport and got to visit St.Andrews, Grayton Beach and Navarre frequently. St Andrews also inspired the jetties next to the bridge.

    Me too. I started out trying to build larger layouts with lots of track, but have found that I've enjoyed this one more than I have any of the others.

    Thanks for your comments. :)
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Neat lighthouse John. Looks good in that location. Looks like it was there long before the railroad came through.
  16. Papa Bear

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    Thanks, Robin. And the price was right, too. ;)
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    Looking good, Papa.
    Reminds me of a museum display, nice Lighhouse.
    Does Triscuit help with the yard switching?
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    "Hmmmm, let's see. This one <Pap!> goes on the floor. That one <whack!> goes on the floor, too. This one <Poke!> goes on the floor as well..." etc., etc., etc. :)
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    That's what I like a cat that believes in "four on the floor". :D

    Of course, I thought that was an "automobile" term? :confused:
  20. Papa Bear

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    Thanks, Will and Steve. Triscuit always tries to "help" any way she can. Usually that ends with me needing to repair something. :rolleyes: Our older cat, Triny used to like to take the palm trees off of the original beach railroad. We would find them scattered all over the house.

    I wish our cats did believe in "four on the floor" (that's four feet on the floor instead of on tables, layouts, etc.). There's less wear and tear that way.