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    • September 22, 2019 2:50 PM EDT
    • Steve Featherkile said:

      Got pics, yet?

      I don't think the drugstores are open on Sunday there - and not even sure if they have 24 hour turn-a-round. 

    • September 22, 2019 1:51 PM EDT
    • Got pics, yet?

    • September 21, 2019 8:48 AM EDT
    • Oh, we'll give you a parade all right...  

    • September 20, 2019 10:14 PM EDT
    • Even though you already know, here is my "heads up"! I would also like a parade, with floats and people throwing candy at small children, as I pull in from the highway. 

       

    • September 17, 2019 8:04 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Andy Clarke said:
        All couplers here are Kadee and at kadee height gauge..

       

      Including Amtrak Roadrailers ?

       

      Yuppers

    • September 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:
        All couplers here are Kadee and at kadee height gauge..

       

      Including Amtrak Roadrailers ?

    • September 17, 2019 10:12 AM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

        "..IF.."    

      Someone that's not into operations but the modeling and photography side of the hobby and would like to run their rolling stock on the BS what would one bring ? OCS cars, Amtrash?

       

       

      Just a question for those that may have both ?

       

      Either or all.. 

      That's up to the choice of the person bringing stuff...  All couplers here are Kadee and at kadee height gauge..

      I do have some coupler transition cars..

    • September 16, 2019 6:51 PM EDT
    •   "..IF.."    

      Someone that's not into operations but the modeling and photography side of the hobby and would like to run their rolling stock on the BS what would one bring ? OCS cars, Amtrash?

       

       

      Just a question for those that may have both ?

    • September 16, 2019 3:42 PM EDT
    •          Joyce and I will be at Thies Nursery on Saturday with that set up . Sunday we plan to come to your estate.

    • September 15, 2019 7:22 AM EDT
    • We plan to be there.  Hoping for cooler temperatures.

    • September 14, 2019 9:18 PM EDT
    • And yet, you are only 120 light years away....

      Time to call the authorities...    

    • September 14, 2019 7:35 PM EDT
    • The restraining order that you put against me clearly states that I'm not allowed to be within 150 light years of the Clarke Plantation! This is you're doing not mine!

    • September 14, 2019 7:19 PM EDT
    • Next weekend is our first fall Operations session..

      Would appreciate a ""heads up"" if you are planning on attending.

      Thanks

    • August 26, 2019 1:59 PM EDT
    • Thanks Greg.  My next step was going to contact the person that takes most of the pictures for the Club and see if he had any pictures of the switching module.  Anyway thanks again.

    • August 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT
    • I have my ways, ex CIA and NSA.... 

       

      The obvious, go to your site, and pull up the newsletters until I find one with that picture. Pull the picture from the PDF file.... and it was a 2018 newsletter..

       

      Greg

    • August 25, 2019 6:41 PM EDT
    • Greg, that would be the switching layout we use for our club ABTO (Arizona Big Train Operators).  I searched all over for a picture of it.  Where did you find that one?  Also that picture is at least 5 years old since the layout has been repainted and the controls updated.

    • August 25, 2019 2:44 PM EDT
    • Looks like an inglenook to me too...

    • August 25, 2019 10:02 AM EDT
    • Greg, Colin and I belong to Arizona Big Train Operators, here in the Phoenix area.

    • August 25, 2019 8:26 AM EDT
    • Yes, it sure does sound like "Inglenook Sidings"

      More here.

       

      Of course, that's the "original".   Lots of variations - Carl Arendt, the late master of micro layout design, subjected the Inglenook formula to some practical testing and found that it can be cut down to one siding holding 3 cars and two sidings holding 2 cars each, which together with a 2 cars plus loco length headshunt will still provide operating interest when forming a three car train from a total of five cars randomly placed in the sidings.

      There's even an online version.

    • August 25, 2019 8:20 AM EDT
    • Tom, they look to be the same picture to me.

       

      Greg, I am using Firefox and had the warning. Odd. But once I clicked advanced and go to the site anyway, the issue was solved.