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saw this cool train only 1500

« on: November 06, 2013, 06:12:12 PM »
heck ya I want it

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Re: saw this cool train only 1500

« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 09:37:23 PM »
I've looked into building one of these. You can get the track profile for 7" or so wide track. Then you just build the cars and lay the ties. They are pretty neat but get ready to spend!!'

Greatamericantrains.com has kits. It would be tons of fun!!

Didn't make Winnie used to have hand crank ride on trains?

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Re: saw this cool train only 1500

« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 01:42:26 AM »
Didn't make Winnie used to have hand crank ride on trains?

Yep. I remember being upset the first time I went to Lake Winnie (I was probably about 10 or 11) because they told me I was too big to ride them.

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Re: saw this cool train only 1500

« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 01:42:26 PM »
Greatamericantrains.com has kits. It would be tons of fun!!

Loose the s on trains . . . www.greatamericantrain.com  22 grand for a "starter kit" is a little out of my price range or I'd order one today!

But you know . . . 3/4" iron pipe cut in half with plates welded on the bottom to fasten to the cross ties would make a pretty cheap (relitive to buying real stuff) rail.  If you had a track and could find something to use for wheels, how hard could it be to fabricate a train to run on it?  Hummmm . . .

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Re: saw this cool train only 1500

« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 10:44:16 PM »
You can search 7-1/4 or 7-1/2 on eBay for decent deals on extruded track. It's still not cheap but you could get a large oval and a set of wheels for about $1000. No where near 22k

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Re: saw this cool train only 1500

« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 07:57:37 AM »
http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=9923914001.   

These. Plans use wood for the track

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Re: saw this cool train only 1500

« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2013, 08:00:57 AM »
Opps that last link is plane my father Inlaw builds.  Which is even cooler...   Here is the link.   http://www.vintageprojects.com/kids/train-backyard.html.  Sc

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Re: saw this cool train only 1500

« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 06:01:18 PM »
I like the way they put it in that article:  "This is the most thrilling part of railroading; you're limited only by your budget at one end or your ingenuity at the other. There's plenty of room in between."

If you think about it, that applies to just about any in life.   8)

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Re: saw this cool train only 1500

« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 02:34:05 PM »
This guy seems to have relatively affordable stuff. I bet with his track and trucks, you could build a utilitarian cart and have a nice little set up without breaking the bank too much!

http://stores.ebay.com/LAWNTRACKS?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

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