Spring outing for the Traction L/O

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    We thought we should give the Layout a bit of fresh air as we normaly do fall shows.

    This was really a Antique doll toy and train show for one day.
    The organisers had asked if we could attend to give it a railway flavour.So we did.
    Talk about expensive old toys!!!!!!.

    Here are some shots of Meccano stuff and our Traction Layout ;)

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  2. interurban

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    We met up with Big Donny, David aka 60103, and Val aka Spitfire and she bought one , a balsa kit, very old :thumb:
    Lots of nice folk stoped by to say hello and good vibes concerning the L/O , which is always encouraging. :cool:

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  3. interurban

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    A girl has to have here hair just right, love the refelction of the bus.
    And a speeder going over the bridge.
    That`s all folks. :cool:

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Where was this show located Chris? Looks like it was a fun place to be. Great photos.
  5. interurban

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    Thanks Robin, it was held at the Internatinal Center.
  6. ross31r

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    chris, what do you use for track on your layout then?
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures Chris. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks for posting the shots Chris! I only made it for the last hour of the show. I popped in to say hi to Chris and the lads, never dreaming that when they say "Toys" they mean all kinds of incredible 1950s era tin toys - cars, robots etc. which I love!!!

    I am on the lookout for a Spitfire to have flying over the layout and picked up 2. One is a die-cast Dinky Toy - looks a little less than HO. The other is a balsa wood model that I picked up for $30 off because the seller was getting ready to pack up.

    Had a chance to have another chat with the Traction in Action crew as well. All in all a very neat event.

    Val
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Val now that you mention Spitfire. I will be building one in 1:48 scale. Haven't gotten around to it yet. I bought it at walmart for 8 dollars. It is made by Revell. But i think 1:48 scale is a little big to be flying over HO Scale trains LOL. :D :D
  10. interurban

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    Hi ross, This modual is done in code 100 peco flexy track, to help with the very tight turns we used 18"radius set track , turn it over and cut out every third set of plastic track bed , alternate sides ,then you can bend it to a 9'' radius, trim up the rail that will now be a tad longer on the inside rail and dadaaaaaa you have ready made street car turns.

    We used Atlas switches, I prefer Pecoc .
    That`s how I do it on my home L/O too. :thumb:
  11. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    The show people are trying to expand the train section. It was quite small compared to most train shows, but there were other things.
    Layouts: Ntrack, HO traction, Lionel, Lego.
    NMRA demonstation table.
    Dealers: British Connection, Various Lionel, Eurotrains from Ottawa, the print people. Various people with one or two train sets.
    We bought a print for our wedding anniversary -- laying the TTC garnd union plus at Queen, King, Rocesvalles and Lakeshore in 1923. (Dayle saw it and suggested we buy it!)
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Chris: did I see a Peter Witt on your layout? I have a picture of one with a bow collector that was used on the Yonge line in 1929. (Not successful, as they only did 7 of them). (Later did a complete conversion of Rogers and Oakwood.)
    Anyway, a bow collector would work on your layout and be an interesting conversation piece.
  13. interurban

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    :thumb: Yes you did, It belongs to Andy, he also had a Brill, and a Montreal Southern Counties parked up.

    The bow is a great Idea David I will ask Andy if he is willing to do that to his Peter Witt.
    Thanks. :D