Up the Creek - without a paddle

Discussion in 'Shamus' Narrow Gauge World' started by shamus, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Thought you might like to see how far I have got so far from the original.
    Shamus
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  2. BDC

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    Shamus -

    Just curious, but how high is your track above the ground? I am still planning mine, and due to the need for portability, I am using folding sawhorses to support it. This would get it about 2 1/2 to 3' above the ground. Not too much as far as realism, but it'll have to do. Thanks!
  3. shamus

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    Hi BDC,
    My Ground Zero is 3', I like to sit on a chair and view it at eye level.
    BTW- using folding sawhorses to support it is not too bad, make sure you brace it between the supports, once the height is achieved. Stop it from opening.
    Shamus
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  4. BDC

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    OK - I have read in several articles how placing the track at shoulder level promotes the most realism. Nice for viewing operations, but it has to be a bit ticklish when fixing a derailed train. Besides, mounting track like that is number 45 in the book "101 Ways to Annoy Your Apartment's Landlord." Guess if I can't bring the track to me, I'll bring me to the track.
  5. YakkoWarner

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    Just curious Shamus, That gaping hole where the waterfall used to be in the foreground, does that mean the waterfall lives on? I would think the time required to produce convincing water would prompt salvage, but maybe it is easier for you.
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    Hi YakkoWarner

    No the waterfall has gone, that plywood was just the base for it.

    Shamus
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    how sad

    What a sad sight...

    Good luck on the new Badger, knowing your skills it will be great. Have fun,
  8. Railery

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    Well we are all sad to see it go and by the number of garbage bags so are your garbage collectors.
    Greg.