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Re: Re: Garden railroads


Yeah it would help!  If there is a wrong way to put something together, I
will find it -- as I have discovered this summer putting together various
furniture I ordered for my house.  I even embarrass myself!
--Barb Tandy
----- Original Message -----
From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Garden railroads


> That's why she needs the dynamite!
> > Not much mechanical to it... but you can only have a 3degree grade for
> > the train to run correctly-- so your mountain maybe a problem....
> >
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Barbara Tandy
> > Sent: 10/13/2003 9:53:00 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden railroads
> >
> > > Really enjoying the garden railroad discussion.  Such a project is on
my
> > > list for my "next life".  I could do the planning and plants but am
totally
> > > unmechanical and would need major help with that part.  On the other
hand,
> > > here on top of the hill, there is hardly any soil to plant anything
normal,
> > > maybe a railroad is what I need!
> > > --Barb Tandy, California
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 2:50 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden railroads
> > >
> > >
> > > > Rich: Thanks for the gold! Have a hobby store nearby that does
indeed
> > > > carry the garden trains we want and/or order from LGB (?) if that is
who
> > > > we want to go with...are there other major manufacturers of G-scale
> > > > trains that are widely available (and therefore likely to be for
sale in
> > > > smaller town Iowa areas?) At this point, we are still very much in
the
> > > > planning stage and we plan on staying in this phase for a good long
> > > > time, hoping that good planning will later make for easier
installation,
> > > > running, and maintenance. Just out of curiosity, what would you (and
> > > > Donna) say were your biggest mistakes starting out??
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> > > >
> > > > "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> > > > --Albert Einstein
> > > >
> > > >  --- On Sat 10/11, Richard T. Apking < richa@midlands.net > wrote:
> > > > From: Richard T. Apking [mailto: richa@midlands.net]
> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:20:06 -0700
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden railroads
> > > >
> > > > Hi Melody,<br><br>I have a garden railway, and I wish I had someone
like
> > > > me to give me some<br>advice when I started.<br><br>1. Find a hobby
> > > > store near you that handles the gauge (size) of trains you<br>want
to
> > > > run. This place should be your greatest friend.<br>2. Ask the hobby
> > > > store people if there is a garden railway club in your<br>vicinity.
> > > > Hopefully there will be, these folks will be a great asset.<br>3. Go
to
> > > > a book/magazine store and purchase a copy of Garden
> > > > Railroad<br>magazine. It is a treasure-trove of material.<br>4. Ask
> > > > questions, listen and record the answers. I guarantee the money
> > > > and<br>grief you save will build your railway many times over.<br>5.
Let
> > > > me know how you make out. If you have questions, I'll help in
any<br>way
> > > > I can. Rich in Z-5<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: "Melody"
> > > > <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Friday,
> > > > October 10, 2003 3:48 AM<br>Subject: [CHAT] Garden
> > > > railroads<br><br><br>> Does anyone on this list have a garden
railroad?
> > > > We are looking to rip<br>> out a huge garden area infested with
mints
> > > > and start completely over<br>> from scratch...my husband is very
keen on
> > > > the idea of a garden railroad,<br>> something neither of us has any
> > > > experience with, so could use any and<br>> all help available. I
would
> > > > like to start planning for this now, as we<br>> are going to get
started
> > > > on this in the early spring and I'd like to<br>> avoid as many
mistakes
> > > > as possible. Thanks in advance!<br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z
> > > > 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
> > > > mysterious."<br>> --Albert Einstein<br>><br>>
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