Well after a 20 year from Model railroading I am back. I have always loved Shays and decided to do a logging railroad using standard HO. I have a large basement That has been dedicated to My hobbies. So I gutted part of the basement and I am doing a 25'x 20' plan. I kind of did a make up as I go layout. I had a basic Idea but it changed several times. I have a logging area that will eventually have a logging camp and a Saw mill at the other end. he logging main line is 2 reversing loops. I also have a separate main line that is joined into the logging loops. Here is a basic drawing of what I have. The blue lines are the logging loops and the red is the lower loop.
I have a question about the trestles. I see you installed them prior to doing scenery. Are they removable or will you carefully put the scenery in around them? I ask because I am looking at a similar situation.
In that last pic they were still removable.I made the pic bigger and you can see that the trestle is just set on the cut out foam.
But I am a slow worker at times so I still want to be able to run the trains so I did go ahead and make it permanent by applying 90 minute joint compound and then setting the the trestle in place and letting it set up. By using the joint compound it gives you plenty of time to set it all up...
Thanks for the comments. I have been working on this off and on for about 6 months. I am trying to catch this thread up to where I am at this point. I have a several more post and it will be caught up..
After I finished the rock work I have decided to start on to get some of the scenery done on this end before moving down the line. I have a whole logging camp that is going on this end when I have time to build the structures. I made a couple of lift out sections. Later it will have the bunk houses and other structures where the lift outs are. I have been doing videos for my plane stuff for years so i have been making a couple as I go. Here is my latest on the lift out sections I made.
I one thing I had been trying to figure out was where I was going to get tree stumps or how I was going to make them. I purchased a bunch of skeleton cars off ebay and one set came with some nice plastic trees that had really nice texture. I need a bunch more so I made a mold off of then so I could make some hollow replicas. After the molds were made I had made several hollow replicas. I decided that I would try to makejust the bottom of one of the molds. Well I poured the liquid resin and then pushed a dowel in so it would be easy to remove the finished stump. I did not realize that I pu too much resin in and when it had all hardened. this is what I had...
I fugure this solved my problem. I took what I had to the band saw and proceeded to cut my own stumps. They could be cut many different ways..