Began HO layout, my first adult one.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Gil Finn, May 1, 2007.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Other than making one for my son at age 6 as a Christmas set form a starter set I havent made an HO layout befor.

    I now have the taple, 8x6 made and on the living room floor.

    Later it will take over the garage but b for now I had the hots to run some trains.

    I have way more stuff than a club could ever use and I want to see some of it operate.

    Later I will take this down and convert it to O ga for the under the tree tain.
    however for now it scrtachs an itch.

    I will post some pics later.
  2. Go Big1

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    Sounds great Gil. Good luck with it. I hope to start my first layout EVER this fall. I am finishing a gut remodel on the 2nd bathroom for Mrs. Big and my kids. Once that is done, I have hopes to get some work done on my '65 Mustang that has been gathering dust for the past 3 years (I would really like to get it back on the road this summer).

    Then as fall comes, I hope to settle into my shop, armed with all of the great information I have gotten from The Gauge, and begin my layout with the help of my 2 boys.

    By the way, glad to see you are doing better Gil. I seem to recall you were in the hospital a couple weeks ago?
  3. Gil Finn

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    Thanks Mike, I was and it made it gard going on this table.

    The wife help me a bit, go figure that.

    I cant decide what to model as I so much of everything.

    I think it best to keep it simple and just run so tains on two loops and a siding.

    How about some pics of that pony car?

    You lucky dog you.

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  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Looking forward to seeing the layout pics, Gil! :cool:
  5. Go Big1

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    Gil, you almost nailed my car with that pic. My '65 is the exact same color as that '67 fastback you showed - Silver Blue. Man, I love that color - and you don't see it very often either! I have the same rims too, except the center caps on mine are red. And my '65 is a coupe, not fastback.

    I have some pics around here somewhere. If I can find 'em, I will post them. Otherwise you'll have to wait til I get her out of storage.
  6. Gil Finn

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    I use to do body work and was pretty good. Come help on this layout and I will prep ypor 'tang for paint and detail.

    It has been a few years since I did any detailing or paint jobs, I miss it.

    My joy was a 72 El Camino with heads, a high rise and a holly quadrojet.

    I painted it pearl white. It would fly.
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Last summer I had a chance to get a cherry condition El Camino in Fire Engine Red while I was down in Atlanta visiting my Dad. I would have bought it except I had no way of getting it back home to Missouri. :cry:
  8. Gil Finn

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    Why didnt you rent a trailer and install a hitch????:confused:
  9. Gil Finn

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    I got more junk that i can sue and not enough room on this board:(

    I am using 22 inch True Track and some 18 inch True Track and this stuff works better on a big layout such as I planned in the garage.

    I will try and get my coal tipple on it and a false sidings with hoppers parked on them at least.
  10. Gil Finn

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    Here uis a pic, I have several more in the HO forum.

    I am just testing differnt ideas here.

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  11. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    :oops:
    The idea never crossed my mind.
  12. Gil Finn

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    Well, I guess you would have had to stop at Pax and pay a double toll:mrgreen: