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Re: Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation RR
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2021, 05:21:19 PM »
Bet the kids were having a ball.....atta boy Grandpa.  8)
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Re: Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation RR
« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2021, 06:58:00 PM »
Thanks much, Darryl, Karl and Greg,

It's got to be a very personal and individual decision for everyone, but for me, downsizing to a layout I could get significantly scenicked and 100% operating in a short amount of time was the best choice.  I also lowered the base level to 36 inches so the little guys could view it at their eye level.

The middle portion is really the only part still in flux. That is reserved for the FOS Rust Rock Falls super kit, which I intend to start soon (and will post a build thread).  Once I see how that fits in, I will be able to finish basic scenery over the rest of the layout by next winter.

So for now, it's play time.  The little guys are coming over tomorrow, and I just got my Broadway Limited operating water tower hooked up again. They love that thing.

--Opa George
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Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation Company

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Re: Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation RR
« Reply #77 on: April 03, 2021, 08:39:54 PM »
Glad to hear the kids are enjoying your layout as much as you are.

Jeff

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Re: Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation RR
« Reply #78 on: April 04, 2021, 07:57:33 PM »
Hey George:

You are quite welcome.

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Re: Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation RR
« Reply #79 on: April 04, 2021, 08:24:02 PM »
George,

I love this layout. All the bright colors and different structures are amazing to view. All that is missing are the persons of Popeye and Olive Oil.

Tom  ;D
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Re: Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation RR
« Reply #80 on: April 05, 2021, 05:53:24 AM »
George,

I love this layout. All the bright colors and different structures are amazing to view. All that is missing are the persons of Popeye and Olive Oil.

Tom  ;D

Interesting you should say that, Tom!   Popeye and Sweethaven are one of my inspirations.

Opa George
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George Nagle
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Re: Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation RR
« Reply #81 on: April 05, 2021, 11:49:35 AM »
George,
 Glad your can share the hobby with those grand kids.
It's all about having fun. The layout looks great too.
 Tommy
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Re: Twin Mountain Barge & Navigation RR
« Reply #82 on: April 06, 2021, 03:49:27 PM »
Hello George, when looking at your layout photos, I kept thinking that they looked familiar. Now that you said that the town from the Popeye movie was your inspiration, I totally get it, You're doing a great job and I love that you and your grandkids are enjoying it together.   Jeff
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modeling the New York Central in rural Ohio in the late 1940's

 

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