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Bucksco

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« on: July 13, 2010, 04:54:05 PM »

Have you recently built your first Garden Railroad? If so Bachmann would like to interview you. Let us know if you would like to talk to us about your experience.
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rye

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 06:08:27 PM »

i am  in, rye  merye1@aol.com
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Udo

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 09:46:56 PM »

Hello Mr. Lynch,
In the moment I only have some "temporary" layout due to often changing the location of work.
So, if you are interested in my experience with your locos (K27, 2-6-6-2, Davenport, 4-4-0 American, Industrial Mogul), contact me via my private E-mail
"udohoffmann@ymail.com"

Udo
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Alex Butner


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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 10:12:12 PM »

I, too have a temporary layout, but you can contact me and ask me about my experience with big haulers trains and I can be asked about my experience with Bachmann On30 sets.
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David

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 10:41:14 PM »

Jack,

I've just built my first garden railroad and am in the process of getting it ready for my first club open house. I run all Bachmann Spectrum locomotives and a mix of Bachmann, AMS, and Hartford Products rolling stock. I'd be happy to talk to you about my experiences.

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David Silverton
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Doneldon

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 12:12:48 AM »

I'm more building than built and it's indoors rather than in the garden but I'd be happy to help any way I can. 

doneldon@comcast.net
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Dave

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 03:14:30 AM »

I have been building mine for the past 3 years and still have a little more track to lay and some bridges to build on the inside track. Am running Bachmann Loco's and Rolling Stock and some scratch built Logging Equipment, Its not a huge Railway but I have built it up approx 2ft to 2ft 6in to make it easier for the future Live Steam Dream. If you need photos I can E'mail them, not sure how to put pics on the Forum. Am using 1:24th as it fits in with our 3ft6in gauge here in New Zealand.
     
                                Cheers

                                     Dave
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VirginiaCentral

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 11:28:48 AM »

Hi Jack, I wouldn't say that my garden RR is 'recently built' but it is an on-going operation and I would be glad to talk to Bachmann about my experiences.  I have plenty of projects that keep me busy making improvements and changes to my layout.  I believe my RR is a good example of what can be built in a relatively small space as it has to share my backyard with my tool shed, my wife's vegetable and flower gardens, my hot tub, and my patio! The good news for me is that I don't have very much grass to cut back there!

Jerry Kay, Portsmouth, Va.
Home of the Virginia Railway Museum featuring N&W class M2 locomotive #1134 and (of course) my Big Sandy & Cumberland Gardern Railroad
eph52 "at" verizon "dot" net
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Jerry Kay
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Virginia Central & New River Railway & Navigation Co.
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naptowneng


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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 10:10:51 PM »

Yes, and OK
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RBMN #425 Fan

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 09:09:30 AM »

Mine's nearly done (i've been working on it for 5-6 years Shocked)
i have a big hauler, lgb 2-4-0, lionel thomas(i hope i get a bachmann one soon Roll Eyes) and my newest an ART Eggliner Smiley
 Railroad name: the North Pole and Southern  Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin
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Ron Grau

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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 03:08:01 PM »

Hello Jack Lynch,

My wife & I completed our first garden railroad about 6 months ago.
We are willing to volunteer for your interview.

Our railroad is about 25 feet x 25 feet around part of our back yard.
We have converted our yard to a rock and cactus garden.
We have named our railroad the "Cactus Gulch".
The theme is a western narrow gauge railroad "loosely" modeling the
Carson & Colorado and Southern Pacific narrow gauge.
The time period is early 1900's.
At present, we only have one locomotive, the Bachmann outside frame 2-8-0,
about 12 freight cars, and roughly 6 structures.  But we are growing!

Ron Grau
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Bucksco

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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2010, 10:43:01 AM »

Thanks everybody. We're looking over the replies we've received and will be contacting some of you soon.
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tlnibert

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2010, 02:29:02 PM »

I'm rebuilding a large layout, I have two extra men helping me. I just came in from checking the tunnel with the new Bachmann caboose. The tunnel roof had to be raised a little.  I have 3 K-27, the finest engine I've yet to own. The layout went unused for many years and we're pretty much starting over.
Tom


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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2010, 09:38:59 PM »

i'll let y'all know when work re-begins on mine. it's been a little too hot to work outside here in Northeastern PA. (80-100 oF) Smiley Wink Smiley
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vic


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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2010, 01:04:00 PM »

Define "recent" Grin. I have built and dismantled 5 layouts (inddors and outdoors) since 2001, and  recently (last year) tore out my last incarnation of my indoor RR and rebuilt it as a mobile indoor layout. I am almost done with the latest version of my ever shrinking railroad, at 5'6" square its far from what most here would consider even conceivable in large scale, but with running 3 trains at once,  it works for me.
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