Last night's MU-TAMU game was a bit too stressful, so I retreated to the workshop/layout room, fired up the space heater and started some work toward finishing up our 1:87 version of Olathe. For what it's worth, a bit more track and a few more feeders and we're ready to just finish out details. We can kick a few freight cars back and forth between the mains and Team Tracks 1 and 2.
At any rate, my 11-year-old poked her nose into the layout room a short time layer and asked if
Originally Posted by wmrx
The Missouri Pacific Historical Society annual convention was held last weekend in North Little Rock, AR. At the general membership meeting, it was decided that there could be a joint convention with the Frisco group in 2014.
I have offered to host this convention and would very much like to make this a joint affair between both groups. I have a few ideas, but I would like to hear from the members of this forum before I proceed any further.
It will have to be on the Friday,
Besides the use of GP7s and GP15-1s, I have several other diesels on my roster:
All but the S2 are painted in Frisco, and only the H12-44 is equipped with DCC. Of the other three, the RS1 may have to be hardwired for DCC, but it does look good.
Most likely none of these locomotives ever made it down this way in real life (the only oddball diesel I've seen
Seems to me I promised to post a trackplan of my new layout- well, after a long period of procrastination, here 'tis:
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It's basically an oval, with one side semi-hidden for staging to represent both Hugo, OK (when accessed from the left) and the joint ATSF/Frisco yard in Paris)when accessed from the right). All mainline and yard tracks are code 83, with code 70 used on all the spurs. N-scale roadbed is laid down on the foam
I reckon that updates every year or, in this case, every 14 months, is not really sound blog practice. Having one competitive soccer player in the family and a teen making preparatory steps for high school next year keeps a body busy and out of the layout room.
Things have progressed on the layout enough to where our little slice of Olathe, KS actually shows some signs of looking like a town in miniature. I previously posted details, including a track schematic as follows: