pics of my G scale layout

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Cadillac_SD9, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Cadillac_SD9

    Cadillac_SD9 Member

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    Recent pictures of Gold Canyon Railroad preparing for the 2006 Garden Railway Convention.

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  2. Jules Winnfield

    Jules Winnfield Member

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    VERY VEERRRY NICE! Makes me want to go dig my yard up!!!
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    Cadillac_SD9 Member

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    Thanks alot.
  4. Ray Stewart

    Ray Stewart New Member

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    ThreadLayout

    loks so good
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    How long have you been working on it?

    Do it all yourself?
  7. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    hmm, i like, tell me more about G scale, and garden trains, have any good links to shop around? i dont know anything about G scale, how big is G scale, can you give me the in" of the engine, so i can get a feel for it, or take a pic with something next to it so i can get the size. im thinking i would like one running around when i get the yard pond made with the fish in it. 2 hobbys in one, fish and trains, got to love it!..lol

    i live in iowa, wouls i have to take it down for winter? or would the track be ok out side all year round?
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nicely done! Your waterfall, stream, and bridge scene is beautiful!
    Ralph
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Awesome! Great pics!:thumb: :thumb:
  10. Steamtom1

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    G gauge track is 45 mm between the rails, vs. 32 mm for O gauge.

    Scale is a function of what you are modelling. On G gauge track, if you crunch the numbers, standard gauge is 1:32; U.S. narrow gauge, (3 foot), is 1:20.3; Euopean meter gauge is 1:22.2.

    Here is a picture of some late night silliness, a European narrow gauge steam tram pulling a rake of standard gauge coaches, all on G gauge track.

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    As far as bringing track in for the winter, it is not necessary. Track is solid, usually brass, but sometimes aluminum or nickel-silver. You may need to clean the track surface for electrical conductivity if you are running track power, v.s battery power or live steam.
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's a great Garden Railwway :D :D Nice stuff :)
  12. Cadillac_SD9

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    What a great way to explain it.