That's the end of HOn30

Once again stuff started failing. The Roco turnout's frogs are too shallow for the lousy deep flanges of N scale wheels and while the stuff goes through it does not do it smoothly, especially the loco. I have to draw a line somewhere and I am not going to waste any more time and money on this thing.
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The final straws were two. gone.jpgOne: a special bottle for glue had it's nozzle come off and ruined my wooden locomotive body, the whole thing was covered with white glue. The bottle concept is good, the construction is not. Then the shiny, false looking, Kadee delrin couplers failed after some weathering—that was it. I had to trash 3 out of four flat cars.

There is a time when failure after failure reaches a point that a project has to be abandoned. A hobby or creative exercise should be fulfilling and fun, not 90% hassle. Oh sure, there will be the occasional problem, but not nearly all the time. This has been going on for over 10 months, so enough is enough and it's gone. I will keep all the scenic material, wood, plastic etc. Everything which is HOn30 specific has gone in the trash.
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I've removed the HOn30 track and put some ground cover on the raised part. The base'll be kept, covered and sit there until I decide what to do with it.

If I ever do something like this again, it will be a larger scale which I can add detail that looks really good plus the locos and rolling stock work.
Feb 01, 2021


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