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Last train to Palo Alto

Original post made on Nov 20, 2015

The train whistle hooted in Eric Struck's backyard as 15 railroad cars made their way out of the station, wheels chugging around the curves. On a brisk fall evening, Struck sniffed the air as the smell of wood smoke drifted from a neighbor's barbecue.

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Posted by Bob Anderson
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Actually, G scale is 1 to 22.5, or about twice the size of Lionel O scale that people are familiar with.


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Posted by Marie
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

We've been wanting to go for years but still haven't made it. Can't wait to check them out! Thank you, Eric, for doing this, and thank you PAO for this story!


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm

@Bob, I thought G tracks were 45 mm between rails.
Divided into 4 ft 8.5 inch comes to 1/32.
Probably more complicated.

I remember the Mayfield Cutoff, but never got to ride the route.


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