Building my layout...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jbaakko, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Part by part it begins coming togeather!


    Here's an update from today.

    Three modules along the wall. More to go still.

    Top framing detail. I've opted for an "H" design instead of a box, to have less to bump into, and make it lighter & cheaper.
  2. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Good start Josh. I am at about the same spot with my construction. I go in for shoulder surgery this friday than I get a couple of months of rehab. I plan on getting alot more done on the layout then.
  3. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Whew shoulder surgery, whats wrong with it? Between myself, the Navy & the VA we've all determined that its safer not to screw with my shoulder. Specifically the VA is worried that if they attempt to fix nerve & tendon damage, they'll cause more damage.
  4. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    got a 30% tear on one of the tendons on rotator cuff. I went in for surgery 8 months ago but they wait till its 50 % torn before a repair. So they just cleaned up the bone and hoped it wouldnt get any worse. But they think it torn some more. This is on my left shoulder. I tore the right shoulder rotator cuff 7 years ago, completly detached it. They fixed it and havent had a problem since. WE have some good surgeons here.:thumb:
  5. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Josh, you are off to a great start:thumb: Keep us posted on your progress. Roger, good luck on your surgery, also keep us updated on your surgery.

  6. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Thanks Loren. Josh I am going to start a post of my layout progress and hope you are a motivater for me with your progress.:thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  7. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    looks like some good preogress there josh :thumb:,this is gonna be on SWEET layout :mrgreen:.--josh
  8. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Thanks guys!

    Good luck with that surgery Roger! Can't wait to see the layout.

    I'll be sort of delayed the next few days, Wife has friends over until Thursday morning, and the kid is under a year, so I'll avoid cutting foam, or even painting anything. Just going to work on the station.
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Looking Good Josh!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Lets see some more pics :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  10. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Update, 12/2/07
  11. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    looking good Josh. on the last two photos will the track stop or go across to the left side?
  12. zachary

    zachary Member

    very nice work josh how are you building your benchwork
  13. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Roger, its a Giant U. The far wall is a dead end, industry, and where I was shooting from in the 2nd shot, will be another dead end, no full loop (yet). There's going to be staging, where I was standing in the first shot.

    zachary, its 1x2 & 1x4 board. The leg section is a square frame with a single lengthwise brace at the top, to keep the legs from moving around. Its not quite "perfect" has I'm using a hand saw, but its good enough, since the modules will be tied to each other, I can shim the layout to be level afterwards.
  14. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Not much progress to report, I've been slowly working on fitting buildings, though I've gotten one module's roadbed mostly laid out.

    Question... Here's two options for the track work under the Walthers crane, in my scrap yard, which is better, off set farther from the office building, or centered?

    Santa Fe station...

    Live animal & cell phone weight testing. sign1:curse:

    Grain complex. Grain tower to receive by rail for local bread manufacturer (next door).
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Sweet Pics Josh!!!

    For the scrap yard, i like the tracks offset (further over and not centered)

    Nice Santa Fe Station too, and the Red Wing Flour Mill and ADM Grain looks nice too!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  16. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

    The layout is looking good Josh! Keep up with the progress reports. :thumb:
  17. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Yep Josh looking good:thumb::thumb:
  18. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    Wow, nice progress there. Makes me realize I'm falling behind on mine!
  19. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Just a minor update. Some roadbed is glued down now.

    Attached Files:

  20. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    Looking good:thumb: Sure is alot of foam your using there:mrgreen:

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