Model Citizens

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Frank, I built this exact layout about 6 years ago.

    There were FIVE FEET between my pool table and each of the 3 surrounding walls. Look at the drawing scale: Each square represents 1 foot!

    I never had any cramped shots using regulation-length cues!
    Hal
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  2. Frank Sanoica

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    @Hal Pollner
    As I see it, at the lower two corners of the table there is < 2 feet between the corner and the layout. Perhaps I don't understand your sketch.
    Frank
     
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  3. Martin Alonzo

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    I love you work Hal. I was luck to find an HO scale train old one. I set it up for my boy and he shows it off to everyone in this country no one has ever seen an electric train. They are amazed. Children come at all ages don't we.
     
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  4. Hal Pollner

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    You see it correctly, Frank! My sketch is a perfect 1/4" =1 foot scale.The drawing scale ratio is 1:48.

    I have never had any trouble with any shot around the table.
    Hal
     
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    Wow, this looks like it's going to be really nice!
     
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  6. Hal Pollner

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    Thanks, Kitty!
    It will probably take me all Summer, working at my usual relaxed pace.

    Hal
     
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  7. Martin Alonzo

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    Hal just curious is there two tracks at the back behind the pool table. If it is one track how did you switch the current in the tracks? By your layout it is hard to tell
     
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  8. Hal Pollner

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    Hey Martin:

    One train ran over both tracks by entering the 2 reversing loops. The photos are from the layout I had about 7 years ago, that I'm duplicating now.

    Here's a diagram of the layout I'm now starting to build:

    Hal
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  9. Joe Riley

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    The best way to explore a model railroad layout is doing a train cab ride.

    Train Ride in Germany's Marklin Model Railroad Exhibit in HO scale
     
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  10. Joe Riley

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    HO Scale 1920's Bavaria in the Summer railroad layout
     
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  11. Joe Riley

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    I always knew that Frank was a Model Citizen"!;)

    Frank Sinatra's train layouts!
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  12. Joe Riley

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    Best Christmas Tree Train Set with on the Tree Train Tracks
     
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  13. Joe Riley

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    This literal gravy train is here to ruin Thanksgiving
     
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  14. Joe Riley

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    Non Stop!:confused:
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    AMAZING MODEL TRAIN WITH LIGHTS! - The Christmas Train - Matt's Rad Show
     
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