If I could learn anything, anything at all, it would be to build a steam traction engine or a steam engine in general. I would have an extremely hard time acheiving this goal, and I would have to go to the UK, where they built a new Peppercorn class engine, named the Tornado. I would want to see if I is possible to build the ultimate steam engine. The steam engine is truly amazing, although it has little tractive effort when starting out slow, it has more power the faster it goes. Steam engines are also unlimited in there power, as long as they have enough steam, you can still get power, one disadvantage is how much you have to burn to get so much steam, and it takes hours to get up a good head of steam. With the combanation of this differnent modern technologies, you could build the most amazing power land vehicle ever. I am also trying to convert a gas motor to steam power, I hope that works.
I have always been a fun of Canadian railroads, like Via Rail, Canadian Pacific, Ontario Northland, the Portage Railway in Huntsville, Ontario, and I LOVE to model these railroads to the maximum degree of authenticity, but, the materials available today are mostly RTR (ready-to-run) and are the same engines, with just different colors. So I thought, since, soon, I going to build myself a model railroad (the one I have now was bought pre-built) why don I create a railroad that doesn exist. I come up with nice looking railroad, which I don have a name for yet, but, it a mix between, the Huntsville Lake of Bays RR, Ontario Northland, and the Rio Grande. The paint scheme is black with red and yellow accents, which Ontario Northland had on the last engines they bought, 1102 and 1103. On the Huntsville Lake of Bays RR they used small 0-4-0 tank engines, and I always liked small more. And it will be set in the harsher area of northern Ontario, and like on Rio Grande steam engines (or at least some) had large snow plow mounted on the front. So I have conjured up a shortline railroad, that uses engines like 0-6-0ST (saddle tank), with large plows on the front, and in standard gauge, due to a major railroad that runs nearby. YOU can get custom paint jobs, pretty cheep, and you have a non-existent railroad that you can enjoy without ridicule from pro modelers.
I have also come up with another railroad that is non-existent is my HM or Haliburton, Muskoka Kawartha Lakes Railroad. It has engines with russian boiler jackets, red and gold skirts, celestial roofed passenger cars, and it will operate with 4-6-4 for freight, 4-6-2 for both, and 4-6-0 for there sleeper trains at night.
So if you ever need to, just get away, than you can create your own railroad, is what I saying all-in-all that you can make your own railroad because, it just be easier, if you the type of modeler who has to have everything as realistic as possible. (Like me) Please Comment!
Well, if you are reading this, chances are, either, you didn understand what the title was about, so you clicked on it, or you you read my about page and noticed I like the hobby model railroading. Well yes this is about model railroading and getting started in this fun hobby. I am a preteen, not yet in high school, and have little money. I joined up with my brother, John, and we put our funds together in order to buy a fully built layout. We got lucky, finding this. You shall have a harder time finding something like this. If you think you should buy a ready to run set, NO! They are cheap and with an engine, cars and some flex-track (with ties), + a controller, you be well off. It is slightly more expensive than other hobbies, so pick a scale in your budget.
The scales available today are HO, N, O, Z, and S.
The largest scale available today is G scale. It is 1/22.5th and is huge and expensive. the stands for garden and is well suited for the outdoors. I find it to large if you don have a large space. These are ruggedly built and harder to break.
The second largest scale is O scale. I don know what the in O scale. It to, is ruggedly built, being 1/48th scale, but can cost up to EIGHT [url=http://jimmychooshoessale.webs.com]buy jimmy choo shoes australia[/url] TIMES MORE than HO or N scale. Lionel is the most popular O scale train building company, and has been around for a long time.
S scale was mostly built by American Flyer. it is 1/64 and is one of the hardest scales to model. this is due to the fact that almost no company makes it any more.
HO is the scale that I prefer. it is small, probably the least expensive and is the a bit fragile so be careful. HO is the most popular scale around. It was created about the time of WWII due to tight spaces for trains at this time. It popularity exploded around the end of the war, and now almost 75% of all modelers use this scale.
N scale is the second smallest scale on the market, being 1/160th. it is small and more fragile than HO, and , even though smaller yet, it is slightly more expensive. I do not like N scale because the track, and wheel flanges and over sized.
Z scale is the smallest size out there today. it was invented in the 1970s in Europe. It is so small that a small lay out can fit in a brief case! due [url=http://jimmychooshoessale.webs.com]jimmy choo blue bridal shoes[/url] to it small size, it expensive, on the moving parts are extremely limited.
I have a 5 layout in HO, which is 1/87 scale. I find it to be the best scale be cause it is the best bargain for your money. Although N and Z are smaller, you get less detail that HO, and up, and you get larger stuff in general, and it is about the cheapest out there.