TY Scale!!!???!!!???

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by jon-monon, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Don't come into this thread too oft., but I didn't know where else to go with this, and I HAD TO TELL SOMEONE!!!!!

    Tiny Trains

    Check out that double dog-bone layout: everyones dream.

    Bet everyone at that company looks like the folks in The Jerk (Steve Martin 70's flick), you know at the end of the movie, when everyone went crosseyed.

    :D :D :D
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    And people thought I was nuts cause I considered Z-Scale at one time! :D
  3. scoobyloven

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    i have to get me one of them for in the car when i am sitting at a red light and when i go out to eat i can still play with the trains mover over dinner plate here comes the west bond
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Jon,

    I just gotta ask, what about scale people? A six foot guy at that scale works out to be .08 inches and a dog about the size of a fly speck. I guess at that scale, details don't count.

    D:cool: N
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Man,
    That IS small!
    And here I am trying to build a PORTABLE layout!!:rolleyes: :D

    Here's a thought...
    Wonder if you could incorporate one of those as a garden RR in say, an O scale layout?
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Charlie, that reminds me of this thread: REAL model railroader The layout within the layout; and my long response to it. I was accused of having too much time on my hands, but I just cut and pasted most of it :)

    EZ: I guess you could go ahead and just use insects. At least for the animals. Talk about automation! Fido, fido, damned 6 legged dawg never comes when you call him.
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Jon,

    At least the dawg piles are easy to clean up. Let's see, how big is a fire hydrant at 1/900?:D

    Don
  8. Sir_Tainly

    Sir_Tainly Member

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    and I thoughtI was crazy trying using 1/300 models for my wargaming :eek:
  9. rcwatkins

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    I thought my lego toys wee the smallest thing around. :eek:
  10. MagicMan_841

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    Pretty neat stuff, but you seen the pricing of that kinda stuff???:eek: I think I'll stick to N, lol:D :D :D

    must be frustrating to send the whole train across the room and look for it for hours. I'd rather loose a few more MT springs :D :D :D

    Oh and did anybody saw the "N Scale amusement park train" thing?? It's about halfway down the page. You see N scale people sitting on some cars. hehe.
  11. shaygetz

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    Crispy Crinkles...a layout you have to be careful not to sneeze around.
  12. SD90

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    That is really cool, has anyone ever ordered one? It would be neat to see some up close pictures of one of those layouts!
  13. TrainClown

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    I think it is a cute gift for an executive to keep on his desk, But I'll stick to trains that run on tracks with real wheels.

    Those are a novelty for sure.

    The only way I would want one is to put it on my HO layout as one of those 1/4 scale live steamer trains that you ride on. Put some HO LPBs riding on the thing. For that use I think it would be real cool.

    Or use it in an amusement park as a ride, like a haunted house ride or a kiddie train ride.

    You could create the illusion of distance by having small trains running in the background/distance, like they do at Knotts Berry Farm with there buildings that get smaller as they go up the side of a slope creating the efect that it is farther than it realy is.

    I'm more interested in how they make the mechanism that makes the trains run around a dog bone or the boot shaped track.
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A neat find Jon. I wonder how those locos are powered or do they just move by vibration. Would be fun to have one but I can think of a lot of other stuff I need first.
    I did see something like this where a guy at a trains show had a layout in a briefcase.
  15. rcwatkins

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    Do you mean the Barvarian briefcase layout in Z scale? I don't know how I could afford it, not @ $900! And the battery needed to power the thing isn't even included! :eek:

    I think I'll stick with N thank you. :)
  16. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    There is guy on the DIY network that has a show on RC hobbies. He was doing a show on DCC a few days ago and had one of those on his show. They appear to be for the executive that has just about everything and doesn't want to screw up his manacure getting the rest.:rolleyes:

    Don
  17. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    I just finished reading your post and yes Jon, you had Waaaay too much time on your hands. Somewhere in your family tree is the guy who wrote "Who's on First" and the guy who wrote the dialogue for Hal in "2001, A Space Odessy". The "fake" model railroaders have been advising me on just what to do about this.:p
  18. rcwatkins

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    Yeah, I saw that too.