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Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by fooldancing, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. fooldancing

    fooldancing New Member

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    hi all,
    i am new to the forum and to model railroading for that matter. i just bought an O scale starter set for myself after have so much fun playing with my 2 1/2yr old and his Thomas and GeoTrac sets. i went with the Oscale for durability around the little one and i think he injoys it just as much as i do. i have VERY limited space to build (live in a 12x60 trailer) so i will have to do a lot of thinking layout through before i try to add anything.
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Welcome to the Gauge.
    If you don't insist on turnarounds at each end, you can work up some nice long but narrow layouts. You can also build a short narrow layout -- much cheaper on the rolling stock.
  3. fooldancing

    fooldancing New Member

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    thanks for the reply and i will measure then test some ideas on paper.
    thanks again
  4. Dave Farquhar

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    One good thing about three-rail O is that you can do a dogbone layout that's basically a straight stretch of track with a switch on either end that turns into a loop. This causes the train to change direction at each end, so you can get a long, narrow layout that has the additional advantage of being more interesting to watch than a train going in circles. The loops have to be 3 feet minimum (depending on whose track you got), but the straight stretch can be 4 inches wide if that's all you have room for.
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Welcome to the Gauge FD