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Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/30/2015 :  1:19:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In January I started another layout. This will be the 7th in this particular room in the past 19 years. The first two were in HO and HOn3. The remaining in On30. The size of the room is 13 by 28. I came across a track plan I like that had a folded over loop so I could run continuously. All the other layouts were point to point. The trackwork is handlaid Code 83 on individual ties with a few pieces of flex where hidden track will be. I hope in the coming months to document the progress. Feel free to comment either pro or con. I will be asking for ideas as I progress.

Tony in Tampa

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Martin Welberg

Posted - 04/30/2015 :  1:28:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool ! Great room so to see..

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Crew Chief

Posted - 04/30/2015 :  3:03:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit ChiloquinRuss's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great looking construction, really like the table legs, very stout! Continuous running is 'almost' as much fun as point to point, especially when showing the layout to non-railroad guests! Looks great. Russ

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Frederic Testard

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Posted - 04/30/2015 :  3:07:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An exciting start, Tony. Eagerly waiting for more.

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Posted - 04/30/2015 :  3:13:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tony and welcome to the forum.

Wow- a big room, but the fact that nearly all ties are handlaid- very impressive!

Looking forward to more updates.


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/30/2015 :  3:52:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great so far.

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Posted - 04/30/2015 :  6:06:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back Tony. Looks like a lot of progress so far, good luck on the build, I will be following.

Edited by - BigLars on 04/30/2015 8:21:23 PM

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Posted - 04/30/2015 :  7:37:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll say it again, nice room.
And I know I'm going to enjoy seeing progress pictures on this newest layout.

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Ray Dunakin

Posted - 05/01/2015 :  12:41:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice start!

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Wburg Pete
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/01/2015 :  08:12:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
VERRRRY NICE!!!!!!!!!!

Wmsburg Pete

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Mario Rapinett

Posted - 05/01/2015 :  08:16:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tony.

When you get a chance, could you take a few pics of the structures


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scott robertson
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Posted - 05/01/2015 :  2:36:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit scott robertson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Has to be the cleanest under construction layout space I have seen. I look forward to following along. Scott

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/01/2015 :  3:17:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the replies. Mario, I will get some pics of the structures this weekend. First, a few words on the benchwork and track. All of the benchwork is grid construction with risers. The subroadbed is 1/2" plywood and the roadbed is 1/2" homasote. The layout is fully wired for DCC but I have a feeling I will be going with a battery operated system.

The track is code 83 NS rail on individual ties, spiked every fifth rail. the turnouts are made with the Fast Tracks jig.

Tony in Tampa

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 05/01/2015 :  6:32:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OMG, are you kidding me! Itís about time you got to posting your works.

Iíve seen Tonyís building progress from time to time when heíd bring something to the Center during our Saturday meetings (err bull sessions) and theyíre impressive. When he gets around taking the pictures itíll be worth the wait.


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Mario Rapinett

Posted - 05/01/2015 :  7:19:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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Posted - 05/01/2015 :  7:55:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great. going to be waiting with everyone else to see more.

I just noticed the photo of the spiked rail. is that double sided tape underneath to hold down the ties? Great idea.

Owen Pass Lumber Company
HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

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