Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-10-2011, 12:33 PM
bh4rnnr's Avatar
bh4rnnr bh4rnnr is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Littleton
Posts: 3,956
Default Learn something new everyday...

Just now found out about this:

Denver Society of Model RailRoaders.

__________________
-Perry Loughridge aka "Skelator" aka KDLDQ
4th gen Coloradoan.
-87 Toyota 4runner. Flat bed by Proffitts Cruisers 5.29 gears, rear locker. 33" mt/r tires. Snackster cooker. Eazi-Awn 1200 RTT and more tube work by the Homegrown Crew . And still more to come


COLORADO: my "Monument in Green"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-10-2011, 01:50 PM
Red_Chili's Avatar
Red_Chili Red_Chili is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 8,409
Default

Sweet! I am years away from clearing out the basement for a layout... but it is the perfect basement for one.

So my lovely Moffat Mallets with sound, digital controller, D&SL rolling stock, hand-built kitbashed D&SL caboose, and Pullmans remain in cardboard and foam...



Hope it never comes to just divesting myself of them...
__________________
-Bill Morgan
Heb Dduw, heb ddim; Duw a digon
Abnormally aspirated
KDRCH
Bio Page
I'm that gun-totin', farm-raised, evangelical, pro-environment, OHV ridin'/drivin', Southern civil rights pro-labor Liberal yo' momma told you couldn't possibly exist.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2011, 09:44 PM
Myredyota's Avatar
Myredyota Myredyota is offline
Locked
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Arvada
Posts: 261
Default

There is a model railroad club that meets at the Forney Museum. They have a huge display in the back room. Give them a call for details.

http://www.forneymuseum.org/






__________________
Carey--Arvada



Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-11-2011, 01:02 PM
DanS's Avatar
DanS DanS is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Idaho Springs
Posts: 505
Default

Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden also has a pretty big HO scale model railroad in the basement....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-11-2011, 02:09 PM
PhatFJ's Avatar
PhatFJ PhatFJ is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Trinidad, CO
Posts: 575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red_Chili View Post
Sweet! I am years away from clearing out the basement for a layout... but it is the perfect basement for one.

So my lovely Moffat Mallets with sound, digital controller, D&SL rolling stock, hand-built kitbashed D&SL caboose, and Pullmans remain in cardboard and foam...



Hope it never comes to just divesting myself of them...
You too?? I put my model railroading in box's about 16 years ago.. Another hobby on the back-burner, you gotta love em..
__________________
KD0GEG
1970 FJ40

trail rig
Trinidad, CO
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-11-2011, 07:03 PM
Groucho's Avatar
Groucho Groucho is offline
Rising Sun Ham Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Posts: 1,651
Default

The DSMRR's is a good bunch of guys. I have been in Union Station many times, and always in amazement to what they keep doing to add to that layout. I would never join, because that is a hobby I could never afford. Not that the hobby doesn't have affordable parts, but my interests are On3 and 1-1/2" gauge live steam.

I love the idea of having a basement big enough to do what I want with it when I can afford it, but to be able to fit the entire state of Colorado from Winter Park south and the northern part of New Mexico in ones basement to scale would be really hard.

Maybe some day live steam will be where I can enjoy and reminisce the life I lived for a few years a long time ago.

The first picture is on the loop in Antonito after along day firing from Chama.
The second picture is me training a new student fireman. Something completely out of whack with the way it was, the student was in his 60's and I was in my 20's. He didn't last very long.
Attached Images
  
__________________
--Choose Wisely--
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Inukshuk's Avatar
Inukshuk Inukshuk is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,756
Default

I put my HO equipment in a box Sophomore year of HS - 85? - and kept it because all the older guys I knew lamented having gotten rid of theirs. I was in a club with a huge basement layout in an apartment building Queens, and they had just torn it down to rebuild. I just googled and found it - http://www.empirevalleyrr.org/history.html - sure enough in 1985 they took down the layout. All the new track was to be hand laid - individual ties, spiked rails. I still have a scratchbuilt switch I was building.

I guess I have always loved to share my hobbies in groups.

Perry - thanks for being my inspiration to look up the old club.

If I am ever so old to need a sedentary hobby, that will be it.

Friday Dec 30, 7-9PM Open house. Who is in!
__________________
Daniel Markofsky - Daniel@Markofsky.com KDGWR
Denver, Colorado, TLCA # 9972, http://risingsun4x4club.org/
1993 FZJ80 "enhanced", re-built Engine, and prototype GOBI Stealth roof rack
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-11-2011, 08:52 PM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 9,976
Default

I hear there's a cool museum in Buena Vista. One of these years on our way through there we need to stop.. we were looking at the trains at Hobby Town USA last weekend, I think in another year or so I can get my old HO stuff out again, the kids will be into it.
__________________
99 uzj100, 05 525EXC

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-12-2011, 09:53 AM
Caribou Sandstorm's Avatar
Caribou Sandstorm Caribou Sandstorm is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,859
Default

I got my Dad's HO set back a few years ago, it was given to me when I was probably 5-6. The engine is from the late 40s or early 50's I think.

I used to love to watch it go around the x-mas tree. It has a milk car that wips out the milk cans.

My Ben is way to young now but hoping in a few years we can start that tradition going again.
__________________
Chris in Denver
01 UZJ100
TLCA# 18518
KD0IFE

Off Road Pics
http://www.Chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-12-2011, 10:08 AM
wesintl's Avatar
wesintl wesintl is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: in da house
Posts: 7,579
Send a message via AIM to wesintl
Default

you gotta go O Scale for the kids. HO always drove me bonkers setting it up and taking it down at xmas. Constantly fighting repairing engines and tracks so it would go around. O is awesome.
__________________
See you on the trail
WREK
Couple o' FJ40's, BJ70, UZJ100, TDI 66FJ40,82FJ60,97FZJ80
TLCA#4180
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.