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Old 11-02-2005, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnhef
While we have a few LGB pieces, most of it is aristo and early on, was bachmann. The layout is at my dad's house down in Virginia. I think it was about 500ft of track but its been awhile I dont remember. Last I heard from him, he was building a shed to store all the rolling stock in on track. 16'x32' !!! Theres already two large ponds, 10ft bridge, and 8ft tunnel. I really should get down there more often!
That is a very nice size layout. We have a small pond, a waterfall and two tunnels. Ijust havenot had much of a chance to upkeep the layout.

I have some Aristo and Bachmann pieces (I have the Bachmann Shay as well as the LGB Shay). I ofund that for outdoor running the LGB is more reliable. Aristo are good if you run them on battery power so you don'thave to worry about dirty track. I only wish all of these companies decided on one single, universal scale. LGB looks way out of scale if you run them alongside Bachmann or USA or Aristo.

It is nice to hear about other large-scalers out there!
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1991 300CE "Beowulf" RIP (06.1991 - 10.10.2007)
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