Model trains and real fish

Model trains and real fish

Post by Preston Pa » Sun, 23 Feb 1992 07:59:02



Hi, I'm actually an aquaria enthusiast, but my next project involves an
aquarium with a built in model railroad (and possibly a shark if I suddenly
inherit a lot of money, but this isn't likely).  Anyway, I'd like to have an
idea of what kind of dimensions I need to plan for (in Z scale undoubtedly).  I
know virtually nothing about model RR's so it would probably be helpful to have
the #/name of a magazine publisher (and whether they would be unhappy if I just
ordered one magazine rather than subscribing (for now)), and possibly a few
books.  I'm ready to start building what I'm working on now, so I want to get
started on designing this project as soon as I can.

Thanks.
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   ====___\   /.. ..\   /___====        o__)O  /        because he taught us."
 //        ---\__O__/---        \\       \_   |______)"      -- Mock Turtle
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Model trains and real fish

Post by Robert Bowdid » Wed, 26 Feb 1992 16:37:44


Check out a Model Railroader issue from ~1976.  It describes a
layout that included a harbor with real water and a ferry that would cross
from one side to the other at fixed intervals.

They used the same trick as Disneyland -- let the ferry run on rails (in
this case, I think it was Lionel O gauge track...)  The problems of such
a layout included humidity and stagnant water.  They treated the water
to both make it opaque and kill off any insects that thought of*** out in
it...

-- Robert


 
 
 

Model trains and real fish

Post by Preston Pa » Thu, 27 Feb 1992 21:53:17



(Robert Bowdidge) spat:

Quote:

> Check out a Model Railroader issue from ~1976.  It describes a
> layout that included a harbor with real water and a ferry that would cross
> from one side to the other at fixed intervals.

Now There's an idea.  I wonder if that's possible with salt water.  Excuse me
whilst go off and think think think...
--
              //-o-\\                      ,,,        
       ____---=======---____              /    \       "We called him Tortoise
   ====___\   /.. ..\   /___====        o__)O  /        because he taught us."
 //        ---\__O__/---        \\       \_   |______)"      -- Mock Turtle
 \_\                           /_/  woof! ` ''\      >
 ______________________________________________||''||_________________________