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train withdrawal

Postby jmass » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:10 pm

since its been over a month since i last ran any trains, i got so desperate that i stole my originale set, or should i say borrowed it from my grandson for a while. it was sure nice to see that little t334 towing around three little freight cars on the tiny loop that comes with the set. hope my grandson doesnt find out!
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Re: train withdrawal

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:33 pm

DUDE!!!! Get some trains damn it! A lot of BTTB stuff can be had for next to nothing on ebay.
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Re: train withdrawal

Postby jmass » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:58 pm

its not the trains bud, its the lack of space. had to give up my train room for my daughter for probally six months while she completes school. which is cool because i like seeing her everyday. but i do miss running trains.
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Re: train withdrawal

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:57 pm

I bet my parents have said that once or twice :lol:

Well, hang in there. It's just going to make it that much better in 6 months. In times like that I always find some little corner to throw a few tracks on and run something. Once it was the kitchen floor - that did not go over spectacularly :mrgreen:
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Re: train withdrawal

Postby ctxmf74 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:54 am

you can always set up a loop in the back seat of your car?
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Re: train withdrawal

Postby Marquette » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:35 am

If it makes you feel better, I don't even own a power pack, and as for track, I have some lengths of rail.

Hmmm... it's like I'm modelling a secondary line in Michigan or something...
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Re: train withdrawal

Postby CSD » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:55 am

Why not build a little switching puzzle? You could probably fit it into a 1' x 3' base that could be set up on a coffee table and stored in a closet. When you have the room, incorporate it into a larger layout. Take a look at John Allen's Timesaver.
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Re: train withdrawal

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:56 pm

You could easily make a small layout on a section of foam-core with a circle of track and a switch.

Or you could buy some bedding track and set it up on a table and run trains to get your fix. I have brought with trains to run a lot of places, including the dining car of an Amtrak train, so this is an option...
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