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I think you directed that to me, if not, sorry Thomas! Firstly, 4 meters is "only" about 13 feet or so and secondly, we usually only operate with single locos but do occasionally double head just for fun though rather than because we have to.

Hi John, I actually did mean it to go to you , commenting on your friends grade  of .2.5 percent , my passenger trains are usually 18 cars long with two locos up front, I could ad on 10 more will see, freight trains like spine car with trailers  on will be 20 cars long 2will need three locos ..

My blocks are 0ver 20 feet  in length, have a bridge that is 14 feet in length, I be updating those pics in the work bench thread where I have a post on bridges.

Tony

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Dear Thomas, since a lot of Years I thought I'm very alone with the idea to bring HO scale trains outside. I searched Youtube and the www to all this topics, with some small results. Yesterday Evening

Found this video of a really great H0 garden layout based on US motifs. Probably from the Czech Republic, but it really gave me new ideas. Have a look, it's worth it.

My first turnout completely built by myself.  

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Hello everybody!

I wish you a happy new year!

 

My second parking station has been tackled and the entrance is already taking shape.

It will have 16 tracks plus 2 bypass tracks.

Regards 

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Year Thomas!

That's looking very impressive. You must have a wonderful collection of stock to need such an expansive storage area - and this is the second one! 

I quite like the term 'parking station' by the way - it's not something we hear too often.

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46 minutes ago, mick said:

I quite like the term 'parking station' by the way - it's not something we hear too often.

It sounds much more refined than "fiddle yard".

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9 hours ago, mick said:

Happy New Year Thomas!

That's looking very impressive. You must have a wonderful collection of stock to need such an expansive storage area - and this is the second one! 

I quite like the term 'parking station' by the way - it's not something we hear too often.

The term fiddle yard is also used in German, but it refers to a track system outside the landscaped area of a layout where trains can be rearranged by lifting them off the track and replacing them.

This differs from the "Schattenbahnhof" (literally "shadow station") which is only used to park trains and is usually found in the underground of the layout.

I actually don't have a suitable term in English for "Schattenbahnhof".

Regards

Thomas

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So, I made a little progess but now I run out of Peco points SL-95 and SL-96 (ordered some at Osborns, hope they will arrive soon) and Peco PL-11/Gaugemaster PM-20 point motors which are nowhere available...☹️

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12 hours ago, Riddles said:

Hornby's cancellation of delivery to EU is not intended to be permanent, but who knows how long it will take to resolve the problems?

Delivery to EU isn't the problem, Hatton's, Osborns etc. handle it great.

But the stuff I need is simply not in stock.

Also not with sellers inside the EU. ☹️

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On 25/01/2021 at 10:02, Riddles said:

Hornby's cancellation of delivery to EU is not intended to be permanent, but who knows how long it will take to resolve the problems?

I see that Hornby is seeking warehouse space in the Netherlands to help overcome the problems caused by Brexit. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/26/brexit-dutch-warehouse-boom-as-uk-firms-forced-to-invest-abroad

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Dear Thomas, since a lot of Years I thought I'm very alone with the idea to bring HO scale trains outside. I searched Youtube and the www to all this topics, with some small results. Yesterday Evening I found your link and got here and I'm totally impressed by your work. This is absolutely amazing... Since 2 Years I got back to my childhood hobby (where I gone also outside with Roco Line/ but just for 1 day) and since that date I'm testing with DCC and Roco Line all over my house (but so far just inside). Some rails of RocoLine are stationed since over a year in my garden for testing for the weather influences. First of all I want to build some parts inside to get more in detail with all the electronic and computer stuff to know what is the goal when I wanna go outside. Your explanations and experiences here are helping me... (I cannot put in words how much) Keep it up and I'm looking forward to see more. 

Kind regards

Bjoern

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