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Author Topic: Transition era Baltimore & Ohio  (Read 1318 times)

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Offline Lawrence

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Transition era Baltimore & Ohio
« on: February 20, 2011, 02:29:09 PM »
Just for the hell of it I thought I post some pics of my old layout which is now long dead and in the skip.  Very roughly based in 1960 (very ish) just prior to the B&O going out of business it allowed me to run some diesels alongside the odd steamer if I fancied it.  Generally the American stuff was good quality and I didn't really have any issues running it on Peco track, some of the slow speed running was incredible.

This really was my first proper layout (I did have some LMS stuff on a board many years ago but not really a layout) so my first go at doing ant scenic work and also trying to get a track plan that worked  :-\

There was a 3 track fiddle yard at the back, 3+2 stubs in the maintenance yard and as I recall a 5 stub freight yard, all inside two loops, one partially raised and one with a less than 8" radius  :o  little trains only please  :smiley-laughing:


















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Re: Transition era Baltimore & Ohio
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 03:31:14 PM »
Nice layout with a great collection of loco's. :thumbsup::Do you still have them?.
How come this layout ended up in the skip Lawrence?

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Re: Transition era Baltimore & Ohio
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 07:05:17 PM »
Looks great Lawrence, and good to see a US layout. :thumbsup:

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Re: Transition era Baltimore & Ohio
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 08:38:17 PM »
Still got all my rolling stock and buildings, too big an investment in financial terms and time!

Daughter had to move back home and wanted her bedroom back, I resisted the urge to rip it out, but eventually I had to give her some space back  :'( (which included re plastering and decorating!) it was a good project and I learned a lot from it though

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Re: Transition era Baltimore & Ohio
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 10:03:35 PM »
I asked cos that's where my first layout ended up as well :-\
Like your's it was a good learning curve and the time and money invested in it has been saved on projects iv'e done since.

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Re: Transition era Baltimore & Ohio
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 09:26:19 AM »
Yes it was a shame it ended up in a skip. It was a nice layout. It's good you managed to learn and gain experience from it though. The next one should be even better!

 

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