Old S Gauge

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by gkcooper365, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. gkcooper365

    gkcooper365 New Member Old S Scale

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    I joined this forum a couple of months ago, and wanted to share what I have been up to. I have some S gauge AF trains from when I was a kid, let's just say it was mostly purchased in 1950 - 1953.
    I got a wall in the bonus room, and I built a 4X8 layout a year ago. It had two operating loops all pretty simple, half of the inner loop climbed and descended about a 2 inch grade, wires under the table and and a corner mountain, with tunnel built, and somewhat painted. It was a start, and was about to get some scenery, the plan was simple, a talking Mystic station, a farm scene, a diner some roads and cars.
    That was all good, until I went to a show a couple weeks ago. I have joined the S Gaugers Carolinas division, and went over to Winston Salem to help out with setup on Friday and work Saturday at the show. I guess I came away inspired to grow my layout.
    Last weekend I made some extensions, and the layout is now 5X10. I have purchased a saw mill, stockyard, and oil drum loader, and am working on the placement of those items. I have looked a dozens of track plans, and tried creating some of my own. I am still not happy with the track plan and keep trying different things. That's it for now, please feel free to send comments or suggestions. I will post some photo's if there is interest.
    Thank you,
    George
  2. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    Welcome George to the forum. Go right ahead and post those pictures, I'm interested in seeing them. I'm modeling in S scale using code 100 track and Kadee couplers but all trains float my boat.

    Greg
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    You betcha we want to see some pics...!!! I also have a 1/2 50's AF tucked away, and bring it out now & then to give it a work out. The good ol' days...:thumb:

    As they say...

    :needpics:
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Ah, the 12-step program to train addiction.:mrgreen:


    For control, give your credit card to your wife before going to train shows, or take her with you. sign1
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    gkcooper365 New Member Old S Scale

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    12 Step Program, Too Late

    I have uploaded some photos of my in progress layout. As you will see from the first few it was 4x8, and was about ready for landscaping about a month ago.
    Then I decided to make it bigger, so the last photo shows the wings added, one foot on each end and a foot across the back. End result is the current 5x10.
    I'll post another message with 2 more shots of the table with the track redone.

    Thanks for listening,
    George

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    gkcooper365 New Member Old S Scale

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    Layout Addition with Track

    :wave:
    I have attached two more shots of the bigger layout with the track layed down. I have one set of switches to interconnect the inner and outer loops, and a second set with an alternative route to service the Mystic Station.
    I have setup the three siding yard, but not sure if I like it there. Any thoughts or suggestions welcomed.

    Thank you,
    George

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    ozzy Active Member

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    looks like a good start, next thing you know you will be making it a 10' X 20' . and then when thats done you will want to add more......... thats how i am anyway....lol i never finish a layout, always adding or taking down and changing.
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    Ooohhh boy..!!! I never figured one could do that on a 4x8 in S scale.... Hhmmmm...Where can I fit a 4x8..??

    BTW...Are your accesories "vintage" AF or newer versions..? I've noticed on eBay that vintage accesories in good shape can go for hundreds of $$'s...

    Keep us updated on your progress..:thumb:
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    gkcooper365 New Member Old S Scale

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    Now 5x10

    Gus,
    The last two photos' are of the table after expaning it to 5x10. I guess there is allot there, but I am trying to figure out how two add just one more loop, maybe all elevated, I just haven't figure out how to do that yet.
    Allot of the stuff on the table I have had since I was a kid, the stockyard is early 50's vintage, the red barn is a recent repo, the drum loader is mid 50's vintage and came from eBay, just watched for a well priced one.
    The mountain I built, kind of replicates one my parents built for me when I was a kid. they used paper mache over screen, I used sprtay foam. The paint was done to seal the foam, and get an idea of what it will look like when the trees and shrubs etc get added.
    George