Ready to Party

Today (October 10, 2015) we are hosting the West Valley Model Railroad Club and tomorrow a group of neighbors, including members of the PebbleCreek Model Railroad Club (www.pcmrc.org).

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While the track is all wired, the electronic connections (in the barn at the far left of the photo above) are not complete and the track has not been cleaned and tested. Turnouts may have rocks in them and there is a bit of ballasting to be done (in the area near the barn).

So, I decided on a static display. Many of the structures (depots, for example) are just pieces of the kit held together with tape or a bit of caulk, to provide an idea of the planned town and on-line industries.

One of the scenes was designed to show the difference between 1:24 (G-scale narrow gauge) and 1:20.3 (scale narrow gauge). The two boxcars parked on the spur headed to the passenger depot, see detail photo below, are the same series of box car from the same railroad. The one on the left (on the bridge) is 1:24 and the one to the right (sitting in front of the mock-up of the freight depot) is 1:20.3. The Goose in the foreground is 1:20.3.

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When these show-and-tell sessions are over, then it will be back to wiring.

Here’s the panoramic view. Click to enlarge.

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