Crazy Talk!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by tetters, Feb 4, 2008.

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Should I install a double slip or leave it alone?

  1. NO! What are you nuts?

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  2. YES! Absolutely...break out the hammer and chisel!

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  1. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Not really too worried...So far the stuff I've built is pretty reliable. (...pats self on back...) There now I've gone and put a hex on the whole damn deal.

    Actually, I was thinking about leaving a 1/4 relief in some areas when I install my masonite facia. That and install items like power/telephone/light poles in areas where things get a little close to the edge. That is still no guarantee, as I had a caboose roll off the table as a result of a rather violent "bump" several weeks ago and it was two inches from the edge. Luckily, the caboose was not severely damaged and didn't break.

    That was from a 5 foot drop onto a concrete floor too! Eeeek! :eek:

    Also still, its not like I'll have stuff rolling through there at Main Line speeds. Most traffic in the yeard is only moving at a crawl.
  2. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

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    What I did on a previous layout, and will do on my current one in spots, was put a piece of plexi glass in between the layout and a piece of hardboard for a fascia.
  3. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Go for it, but I would have to agree with Doctorwayne, it would look so much better out on the Main Line...:thumb:
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    The question you should of asked is: "Has anyone seen my Dremel?"
  5. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

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    If you were a 'prototype' model railroader, you would ask yourself, "Is that what a real railroad would do?" I suspect real railroads like to keep it simple and thus would eschew a DSS unless there was absolutely no other option available. However, if you are 'just' into enjoying your hobby and having fun, go-fer it and git 'er done!