Re: John's Cookie car in Andrews
Yes, the caboose is my first piece of brass, sold to me by an awesome friend. The 2-8-0 is indeed a Weaver, beautiful runner. I plan on converting everything to BPR/C ‘Deadrail’ so for this first run on my as yet unfinished handlaid switches I just clipped some leads to the track.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I think this Cookie Box is a custom paint run of an Intermountain kit so not an exact model, they made some great O scale stuff for a while, most still available around. Another friend sent me a box of a dozen O scale cars, including this one, at a very reasonable price and just said ‘pay me when you get it’!
In fact the Weaver 2-8-0 was purchased from a guy in Ohio who took payments for a year but sent it to me once I made the first payment!
I have several hundred feet of Right-o-Way code 125 steel rail and was planning on cutting my own ties but friends came through and I now have enough pre-cut ties to lay the entire layout in standard and narrow gauge and then some!
I’ve met some great generous people who helped me get back into O scale over the last 20 years, including our list owner. When I eventually move up to Proto48 modeling specific prototypes, I hope to find some budding O scale enthusiasts and help them get started with my old stuff. Of course I am now a senior citizen so it may not be long...
I really enjoy the mass of O scale, watching the couplers, natural momentum and slack action work, the main issue is space. These 2 sections plus the extension track are all I can fit indoors, the final sectional plan will set up in the yard or shows, unless I can make a mint producing custom models or something and build my proposed tractor shed/ model railroad building.
I actually drew a plan for G&D #3 in O scale but it would be a monster at 32x48 feet with 9 foot minimum ceiling height!
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On Sep 19, 2019, at 11:53 AM, Murphy P <murphy23p@...> wrote: