O scale layout web site

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  1. michael l

    michael l Member

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    all,

    am new to the forum.. i have just created my first web site for my current layout i am building. first time at HTML so please be kind.

    if you have a moment please take a look. comments are welcome!

    thanks

    www.geocities.com/mluczak_xab/oscale.html

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  2. kf4jqd

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    Hello:

    I also have a website in Geocities! I am devoted to the Rock Island Line in HO. However I am getting an O gauge for under the Christmas tree!

    Andy

    www.geocities.com/droid144/index.html
  3. roryglasgow

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    Wow! Those are some nice looking engines! I wish I had the money and space for O scale...

    -Rory
  4. shamus

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    Hi Michael, and welcome to the gauge.
    Looked at your website, very nice indeed. I also liked the photo of the grey boiler Northern Pacific Z5 on the mainline.
    0 gauge is a great scale to model.

    Shamus
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  5. michael l

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    to all that have taken a look at the web site.. thanks! thanks for the warm welcome to the forum... looking forward to being a member...

    yea, o scale is somewhat expensive, but take a look at the new HO brass coming out or just released. tenshodos NP engines, the w&r aftermarket engines are not too cheap either...(beautiful stuff though)

    i think you really pay for o scale in radius... it sucks up the room!

    more new pics everyday..

    new links, and some free data sheets to come!

    thanks for visiting, email anytime..

    michael
  6. George

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    Welcome Aboard, Michael!

    I'm not able to open your pictures from my present location but I'll keep trying.

    How long have you been into "O"?

    George.
  7. Dave Hagan

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    Hi Michael, welcome to The Gauge [​IMG]

    Dave Hagan
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    Michael,

    Great pics on the site. Love the detail you can get with larger scales. I don't have the room to do it though. [​IMG]

    Keep us all informed.

    TOOT!
  9. michael l

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    woodie,

    thanks for the reply..

    to all..

    the new pic page pics have been changed.. the previous file sizes were over 1 meg/pic! sorry about that.. will be more careful next time... all adjusted now.. around 200k/pic(like others) much faster downloads...

    again, my apologies... new pics there as of today... 6.28.01

    thanks again

    www.geocities.com/mluczak_xab/oscale.html


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  10. michael l

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    hey all,

    have had about 45 emails concerning the turntable.. and how i powered it...

    so.. a picture is worth a 1000 words...

    new pic of mounting at web site...

    any other specific questions, just email or leave question here..

    thanks


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  11. michael l

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    all,

    it is strange how things generate interest that you do not expect..... A GOOD thing though..!

    the "portland tower" is a kit... by model tech. fantastic kit! interior pic on web site this week...

    thanks again for all your support and comments..



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  12. Peirce

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    Let me add my welcome. You have some nice work going on there. I like that you decided not to wait until the layout was finished to show us some pictures. I like seeing unfinished work that can teach me something more about the underlying construction.

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  13. michael l

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    peirce,

    thanks! will take a look at your site now...

    i figured it may encourage people to see a smaller o scale layout that has not been "finished" yet.... just to show people what a layout looks like for most of its life...basically..

    thanks again,




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  14. michael l

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    all,

    due to popular demand, there are all new pics on both pages of the web site now....

    also, norms o scale has just updated its site.. link to it from my links section... really nice now...

    thanks again for all the help..

    www.geocities.com/mluczak_xab/oscale.html


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    Michael,

    I love those steam engines! The details are really great. And that sanding tower is awesome! If only I had the space for O-scale...and the money... [​IMG]

    -Rory
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    rory,

    thanks! space is the big issue! money... thats what they have credit cards for! (just kidding) scarry but some HO engines cost more than my o scale engines... space is the big thing.. 80" radius sucks up room... nice space behind the raduis though...

    the detail is nice.... that is why i am in o scale..

    thanks again,


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  18. michael l

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    all,

    new pics on site.. as requested i included a pic of the benchwork.. i hope it is acceptable.. am looking at digital cameras to be able to scale pics better....

    thanks again,

    michael
    www.geocities.com/mluczak_xab/oscale.html
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    Michael,

    Love that detail! To give me an idea of the size of O scale, what is the diameter of the turntable?

    TOOT!
  20. michael l

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    woodie,

    next set of pics will have some reference points for people... a few have asked like yourself..

    the turntable is a 32" diameter pit. the big northern pacific engine #5004 is about 31" pilot to rear coupler... a mikado is about 23-25".

    the table is about 46" above the floor of the room.

    std freight cars are about 11.5" long.

    any other info needed, just ask!

    thanks for looking..!



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