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djacobsen
Joined: Jan 28, 2013
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posted on Jan 29, 2013 08:22 AM:
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I got my start in O27 with a Sears/Marx-Allstate O27 Freight Set for Christmas in 1959.


It's only taken 52+ years to return to my roots in electric trains, with the acquisition of a '72 MPC/Lionel Blue Streak Freight Set.



For now, I'll stay a roundy rounder. I just have the basic circle of track that came with the set. So until a couple switches and more track comes my way, I'll be content, listening to the clickety clack of the wheels as the train goes roundy round. And once more become that 9 year old boy, playing with his train.

 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Jan 29, 2013 02:33 PM:
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That's what a lot of the hobby is about!

Cheers,

John
 

   

djacobsen
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posted on Feb 2, 2013 12:12 PM:
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I've decided to go with nostalgic painted board layout.
I'll be adding structures & accessories, but they will have to be scratch built.
To that end I've discovered a site that has downloadable structures & accessories:

Tribute to Tinplate
http://www.bigindoortrains.com/primer/buildings/lackie/tinplate.htm

So, sometime in the future I'll be posting photo's of my attempts
at scratch building.

 

   

djacobsen
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posted on Feb 8, 2013 03:09 PM:
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A SLIGHT DETOUR...
I've been searching for used O27 track, and came across a offer of some Marx train sets, Lionel O27 track, switches, crossovers & a big box full of accessories.. The price was right, so I went for it. The true decision to get them was one of the sets is the same set that I received as my first electric train.
Now I believe I will have to reconsider the type of layout that I will do. When you've only got 8 curves & 6 straights, what you do is obvious, but with (for me) a plethora of track to do a layout with, it will take some thought as to what I want...
Wish Me Luck!!!!
Thank You for all of your photo's for inspiration...
 

   

djacobsen
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posted on Mar 5, 2013 10:46 PM:
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Detoured again!
Waiting for the rolling stock, track & accessories I found myself under the thrall of mechanical trains.
My very first train was a Marx wind up, nothing fancy, probably the bottom of the line set for it's day.
Didn't matter to me. I wasn't aware of the various grades of sets, what was important was that I had a train. Was it the looks of Tin Plate Trains, or just nostalgia? I don't know, but I've purchased some.
A Marx Vanderbilt, originally purchased to send to my Great Grand Nephew. Now that I have it in my possession, I believe that it's not a good choice for a 5 year old. I've purchased a newer plastic locomotive and plastic cars to give to him, and will keep the Vanderbilt for myself. Now I really need to reconsider what type of layout to build, since it will be running both electric & mechanical trains.


 

   

djacobsen
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posted on Mar 21, 2013 11:08 PM:
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More track on the way...It will be nice to be able to do more than just go roundy round on a small oval of track. I've purchased a couple of cars, a PW Lionel 6035 Sunoco Tank car & a Lionel PW 6656 Livestock car.
So, slowly the accouterments of a layout are coming together.
I have to thank Frank 53 for the 6656 & O31 track. Thanks Frank!
Also have to thank Steve 'Papa' E. for a bunch of straight's & a circle of O54's.
Thanks Steve.
Now if I can get the 2 boxes of trains, track, switches & accessories from St. Louis to home, I'll
be ready to start on a layout.



 

   

djacobsen
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posted on May 5, 2013 10:40 AM:
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I finally acquired through some trading, my "Dream" locomotive. A Lionel PW 221 Dreyfuss Hudson with the 221W Tender.
I got the Marx trains, Track & accessories here to Texas from St. Louis and traded for a couple boxes of Lionel & Marx Locomotives & Rolling stock. I've got enough track, switches & crossovers to do a serious layout once we get moved to Missouri.
 

   

djacobsen
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posted on Apr 11, 2014 10:33 PM:
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How strange to see that it's been almost a year since I last posted here. I thought by now we would have been moved and at least one layout would be in operation. All the trains, track & accessories that I've acquired over the past year are sitting in boxes awaiting the move. I've managed to find what I hope will be enough tinplate accessories to do a decent layout with the majority of the locomotives and rolling stock of pre-war manufacture. The outdoor G scale layout is still planned, but an additional 32nn gauge track is also planned. I have enough extra Brass .332 48" diameter Gauge 1 curves that I plan on relaying into 2 rail 32mm gauge to run my wind-ups on outdoors. Track plans for the various layout are down on paper, just need to find a house to move to....
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Apr 11, 2014 10:54 PM:
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Looking forward to the day it all comes alive again, Godspeed...

John
 

   





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