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Blog series by MrRon updated 10-24-2014 08:30 PM 2 parts 5588 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: An Introduction To Building Large Scale Model Trains

10-23-2014 09:26 PM by MrRon | 6 comments »

This is a forum devoted to those who work with wood. Woodworking usually means building or restoring furniture, wood crafts, even house construction. I have asked this question in the past; do I qualify as a woodworker? As I build large scale train models. The reply was; “if it’s made of wood, then yes; it’s woodworking”. I would like to elaborate more on what I do. I know most are not interested in trains or train models. My projects are quite different from the traditional woodworker, but ...

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Part 2: Getting Started

10-24-2014 08:30 PM by MrRon | 4 comments »

When I build model locomotives, I always work using engineering measurements. That’s because being a retired mechanical engineer, I’m comfortable working in thousands of an inch. You can use any system you wish; it doesn’t matter whether it’s metrics or fractions. I build scaled down versions of actual prototype locomotives, but you have to have someplace to start. I start first by deciding what scale I want to build in and what locomotive I want to model. My scale of preference is 1-1/2” to ...

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