Returning Member

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by kemet, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. kemet

    kemet New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
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    It's been almost a year since I last chated on this great forum, and a lot
    has happened since then. Since I am a military retiree my wife and I can
    travel almost anywhere the military goes on a space available basis. we
    spent a few months over in Egypt visiting friends that we made while I was stationed there for 4 years and had a great time. Back home again and started building my layout in a 11 X 17 room, After the benchwork
    was up and wanting just a boring around the room shelf layout with a few sidings. The main thing was smooth track. So I ordered from "Flying Scotsman Hobby 24 Peco Streamlined code 83 insulfrog switches and
    started to lay the track noticing that the Atlas Code 83 track was a little higher and thicker than the peco switches I order a large amount
    of Peco code 83 track and railjoiners and installing the circuitron
    macines on certain switches and tested everything the only derailments I
    have had were created by me, everything runs so smooth the extra
    cost has been well worth it I am also using TruScale milled pine
    roadbed. I now have 3 trains running and am installing a center
    island for the engine facility, I am using DC with 3 control master 20
    by MRC. No plans on going DCC. Also using Athearn Genesis and Kato also a few proto 2000 and 1000. I model the New York Central, When I figure
    how to upload a few pictures I will then post them. I guess I have sent
    the longest thread yet on "The Guage.
  2. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Jan 22, 2005
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    Welcome back! Love to see some pics of your layout progress to this piont.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Mar 25, 2002
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    kemet: welcome back. You can usually fudge the difference in height by putting a bit of cardboard under the lower track and thinning it out (or layers of masking tape or paper or...) Just try to do it on plain track, not the switches.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Jun 18, 2002
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    Welcome back kemet! (Wasn't that a TV show in the 70's) :)
    Looking forward to your photos!