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Thread: a complete prototype railroad in 28x8 inches?

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    Sure, it's a complete prototype but it would hold about the same operating interest as a ball of lint. I can think of more than a few shortline railroads with operating potential that would make much better model railroads.

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    Default BUT....

    It really could be a fun addition to a busy city model....and it is more interesting that lint....it is on the level of rope!
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    Default Or as interesting as cable?

    Or as interesting as cable? Thanks twister, it was an interesting link.
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    Ancient thread alert!

    It's so old it's missing the OP.

    Paging @Bryan... I'm not sure how recoverable these old threads are, but...
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    Took me a minute to realize that the cat was in Jimmi's signature link and not in some images I just couldn't see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    ...I'm not sure how recoverable these old threads are, but...
    That window closed long ago.
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    Oh well. It will make for a nice mystery then...
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    Too bad, It would have made for interesting reading...East Washington perhaps?
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Well, I suppose we're looking for something that's about 375 feet long with no turnouts (and possibly no curves). Just based on the reactions.

    Can't be too many prototype railroads that fit that description!
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    This might be fun...Name the mystery short line!
    It cant be the East Wash, that prototype was 2.2 miles (72.6 actual feet in N scale).
    We know its not an urban railroad and that it's cargo/operations aren't anything special
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermodalman View Post
    This might be fun...Name the mystery short line!
    It cant be the East Wash, that prototype was 2.2 miles (72.6 actual feet in N scale).
    We know its not an urban railroad and that it's cargo/operations aren't anything special
    Well, unless "complete" is only operationally so, and the raw distances have been compressed... you could fit the East Washington in 28" if you don't build the line to scale, only the industries and track schematic.
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    @Jimmi is still an active member, at least last I checked he logged on last night, maybe he can recall some of the mystery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    Well, I suppose we're looking for something that's about 375 feet long with no turnouts (and possibly no curves). Just based on the reactions.

    Can't be too many prototype railroads that fit that description!

    where'd did you get 375' long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    where'd did you get 375' long?
    28 inches in N scale... from the thread title "complete" and "28x8"
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    Possibly an airport shuttle between terminals?

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    The fact that cable and rope were mentioned has me wondering if it was a cable car or funicular railway.

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    Its gotta be some sort of funicular railway, the thought of an actual railroad existing in the space occupied by 4 (ish) autoracks just seems wrong
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Fenelon Place Elevator Company?

    http://www.dbq.com/fenplco/index.html

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