HO drop-in sections

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by papasmurf37, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. papasmurf37

    papasmurf37 Member

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    Am constructing drop-in sections for our HO sectional layout. Is anyone here doing the same? TTFN.....Old Tom in NH :)
  2. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Tom, do you think about structures to 'drop in' on the layout?

    If yes, perhaps this thread could help you.
    If no, could you give some more details?

    Ron
  3. jetrock

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    I'm planning on having a lift-out or swing-out or drop-down, but probably not a drop-in...tell us about it!
  4. papasmurf37

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    THANKS for the replies to my post!
    Basically, due to work commitments, my friend and I do not get together often enough to work on our present layout. Am making first 2'X4' drop-in section on 2" extruded foam slab. Peco TT, Atlas roundhouse and basic loco servicing facilities[coal/sand/
    water/diesel fuel/ashpit]on TT lead. Since we use hollow core doors with 2" of foam atop as the basic units of our sectional, portable[take to train shows]layout, we can insert the drop-ins anywhere we desire by pre-planning track/turnout locations. We're both ex-members of same HO modular club from several years ago. We did use some drop-in structures on that layout as some members wanted to have the ability to change trackside industries to make Operation sessions more diversified.
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    spitfire Active Member

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    Sounds like a great idea Tom!!!

    Val
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Great idea, Tom. Another use of drop ins to consider is it would be a neat way to change eras if you liked to run modern diesels one time, turn of the century steam the next, and late 40's at another time.