The B&MC has now gone N scale....

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by shaygetz, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    balloon6 Well sorta....

    After receiving an email offering me an N scale layout for free, I quickly jumped into ol' Paint and set off for parts eastward. 3 hours, 60 miles and two bridge tolls later, I had this setting on my beloved's beautiful oak dining room set.:oops: :rolleyes:

    Built by a mechanical engineer, it came with a complete set of prints including wiring schematic, 21 cars and two locomotives. It's scenicked much like an architectural model of a small town and sports a folded figure 8 with 8 turnouts, a passing siding, a 3 track yard and two spurs. He was as pleased to give it to me as I was to receive it. My plan is to use it at shows, nursing home and children's wards just as he built it.

    I'll try to get some more pics soon enough.

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  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Score! You lucky dog! Congrats and have fun!
  3. 2-8-2

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    Very nice little layout! :thumb:

    I'm a little concerned about that whole "3 hours, 60 miles later" thing though. Is Ol' Paint really a horse? Were you driving Miss Daisy?
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Ol' Paint is my faithful '94 Merc:thumb:

    Here's more pix as promised. The only thing I've added are the Micro Machines (sorry, couldn't resist:thumb: ) After hauling it half in/half out my trunk, I'm still thinkin' there's some poor tourist from Jersey pullin' one o' them bottlebrush pines outta his $200 Pirellis on the side of US 98:rolleyes: :D .

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Some more...

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    N_CSX_HO_CPRAIL New Member

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    Very good looking layout. After seeing the pics you were right.
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    That's gotta be you, Mike, welcome aboard:wave:
  8. Wyomingite

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    Boy Bob you really got a great deal there to say the very least. Very
    Very nice. Glad your going to put it to a fine use. Enjoy it '

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  9. Papa Bear

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    Bob, when I saw the title of this thread, I thought you'd converted. :D Still, that's a very nice layout. and I know you'll put it to good use.
  10. Will_annand

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    NIce score Bob, have fun showing it off. On a purely personal note, it looks far too "clean" for me, I would be getting out the weathering gear and "making it real" sign1
  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow, that is so cool, great find but your intentions deserve it. Glad you can put it to good use.
  12. viperman

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    Very nice. I got my start on my current layout in a similar fashion (thanks to Craigslist, not an email though)
  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    With 35 locos and 107 cars, all in HO scale, if I changed scales, my beloved would take great delight in placing this layout in a calm, creative, ladylike manner into one of my bodily orifices.:oops:

    While there are a couple of really red roofs I plan on toning down, I intend to stay with the builder's orginal style. I've always dug Marklin, Herpa, Volmer and Faller catalogues for their neat as a pin style of modeling and this layout fits that nicely. But I do know da feelin'...my pastels and my brushes are tryin' to break into N scale but...I'm resistin' the urge.:D :thumb:
  14. Petervan

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    It is a good start

    do think you may like to exspand.sign1
  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Thats funny...The other day I was washing the car and found one of those Life Like Pine trees stuck in my grill....Hmmmm
    Nice looking layout...and the price was right.
  16. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    I'm already enduring polite "Honey, it's really cute but, just where are we going to put this thing?" dialoque right now:D Don't know that I'd care to entertain the additional diplomacy (read that dinners, chick flicks, new furniture, etc.) necessary to pull that off.:thumb:
  17. shaygetz

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    I figured it'd wind up in somebody's grill....:thumb: