New Train Service for Armadilloville

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New Train Service for Armadilloville

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Post by Chops » Tue May 21, 2019 2:21 am

Slowly working along until I can resume my attention to "Henley." Spent a solid
eight hours refitting an empty Varney shell, circa 1960's with power and
bogies. The single axle bogies of the coaches and rear of the locomotive
positively refused to track, and finally upon an inspiration, I hacked up
some spare OO wagons, and now they track rather nicely!

https://youtu.be/yf2e9xTf5nc

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Re: New Train Service for Armadilloville

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Post by Vallon » Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 am

An amazing video. Well done !

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Post by Vallon » Tue May 21, 2019 9:23 am

By any chance, do you have a whole view of this funny layout ? Or maybe, just the track plan ? Thanks.

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Post by mijj » Tue May 21, 2019 9:27 am

Crazy man! Crazy! :lol: .
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Post by Chops » Wed May 22, 2019 1:12 am

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Hope this helps, as far as its design goes, it started out as something more complex that didn't work as well, so
the mainline was reduced to a simple overlapping oval with two spurs upon a 4x8. The fanciful additions are
inspired by my interests in vintage and dinosauria. I try to keep any additions to it very, very cheap.

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This was the original track plan, which I built, and found it rather unsatisfactory, particularly with its narrowly
facing pair of turnouts. In my estimation, the Hornby Trackmats are of a superior design and utility.

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Post by Dublo » Wed May 29, 2019 7:41 am

Great layout Chops. The more I see the more I like. Shame the original layout didn't work out so well.

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Post by Chops » Thu May 30, 2019 12:08 am

Thanks, Dublo. Armadilloville has proved rather a distraction from my OO efforts. Yes, the original design was not
effective, nor particularly clever, in my estimation. Again, I am in awe of some of the amazing track plans
in this Forum. My own learning curve is that simple is more reliable, and more reliable is more enjoyable.
I've done complex and I've done simple, simple is better. That being said, my hat is off to those artisans
that can create megaplexes.

The charming toll house you sent me is sitting on the edge of Henley, awaiting proper attention.

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Post by Dublo » Thu May 30, 2019 8:13 pm

Hello Chops
I think you may have me mixed up with some one else. I know nothing about a charming Toll house. I never cease to be amazed at the variety and scope of all the layouts in this forum and others. It just goes to show how diverse our hobby truly is. I am also one for reliability and fun.

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Post by Chops » Fri May 31, 2019 12:09 am

Must have, I went through my PM's, and will have to re-ascertain whom sold me that
lovely piece.

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