howzit goin man…greetings from the Left Coast of the United States…
Mark StJohn Jones here from Long Beach Calif…
here’s some pics of my ‘prototype track laydown’ and the FIRST elipse I’ve ever tried to construct
its just a prototype model I’m “engineering” ….lol
it’s all HO gauge and the ‘proto’ elipse only has an 8 inch radius and way too tight for much of anything except small stuff, it’s just a ‘model’ for study….
just testing my engineering skills and playing with it
the actual Elipse for my layout will have a 10 in radius (still kinda tight) but when you see my 48in X 60in layout you’ll see why it’s all so ‘tight’
I reside in a large studio apt and don’t have a lotta room to spread out like Dangerous Dave so I have to ‘Stack ’em Up”
with that kind of room It has to be three levels tall and I have to make it tight
it will have a ‘turn of the 20th century look’ when I finish
I’m also utilizing a ‘self-engineered’ version of the Woodland Scenics styrofoam risers, roadbed and technics..
never thought the difference between building with wood and styro could be so much fun……
more to come as I continue my build ….
your column rocks Al….keep up the good work
StJohn in Long Beach Calif”
A huge thanks to John – I do love seeing what you are all tinkering with, and your different ways and methods.
Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
Now on to the ebay cheat sheet. Last time I asked you what you’d like me to add to it. I’m very glad I did, because I have long list of things to do with it (I also got some nice emails which were very much appreciated – so if that was you, thank you).
The first thing that needed putting right was there was no G scale category. That’s fixed now – have a look.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming. And if you’re tired of everybody else having all the fun, the Beginner’s Guide is here.