The weather has changed. Dropped from the 100's to the 80's. And has triggered the ancient response to begin pestering my Dad to set up the Lionel 027 Christmas train layout, the trains he began buying for me in 1949 when I was born. He would never comply, until I was in an absolute frenzy, about mid November.
And then, to add insult to injury, we didn't set up the trains, but had to take all the track down the basement to his workshop, and clean it with many "O" steel wool and Varsol (Standard Oils' brand name for mineral spirits) And then, we had to bring the locos and cars down, clean the wheels, and lube the gears and axles with Vaseline and3-In-One oil. By now I was going absolutely crazy... (: (:
However, my question is, how small radius can an HO 0-4-0 steam engine negotiate well. Like a Rivi B&O "Docksider" The axes are one inch apart. I would like to have a loco like this pull a one (or two?) 34' MDC Roundhouse passenger cars.
I live in a nice old 1935 1300 sq ft house with a small living room. And I have a very nice flat base with side moldings table that would perfectly accommodate a 41" X 41" piece of Homosote. It is new and came from a museum that decided not to use it for a display.
I would like to do something other than putting on a 36" radius circle. I would like to put a winding loop around a town of small buildings around a beautiful 2 ft tall plastic tree that looks like real, and really neat with decorations and lights.
Has anyone else here had experience with small radius HO trains? Could you tell me what has worked for you? I propose to use Flex Track.
Thanks and Very Best Regards,