Here is sort of a birds eye view of my layout...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by vanda32547, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    This is a combination of 3 pictures merged together through Photoshop to make one birds eye view of my layout as of 12/04/04.


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  2. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Great looking layout... and the two reverse loops are really neat. Just wondering, what are the dimensions of your benchwork ? I hope we get to see progress shots as you go... thanks for sharing.

    Bob (the other one....) :thumb:
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    That looks great Bob!!! :thumb:

    Is the track at the rear elevated?

  4. rcline

    rcline Member

    Bob, that is looking really good, keep up the good work! Now don't let us down by not showing any more photos. We want to see EVERY step by step as you go along!
    keep up the great work that you are doing!!!!!
  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That's clever! Looking real good too!
  6. CalFlash

    CalFlash Member

    Good job both on the layout and photo editing. Have you run trains yet? I just finished what will be the lower loops for my layout and have been running loop -to - loop for the fun and testing. Even dug out my homemade track cleaners I machined and drug them around. Here I'm just using scraps of Homasote with the map tacks in them for easy handling.

  7. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    Thanks for the encouraging words folks,

    - Yes the track at the rear is elevated.
    - Yes I have been running trains. It was my goal to have trains running by Christmas. Also, I want to continue running trains to flush out any flaws in the track before moving into the scenery phase, which will be a while.
    - The dimensions are as follows 9' x 10' x 5' (Left to right in picture) most areas are 2' deep except on the curved ends which are approx. 3 1/2'

  8. medic1772

    medic1772 New Member

    Bob that looks great.I am about to try and build my first layout any advice.How much money do you have in getting the trains running on the bare layoutas pictured.Thanks for any info.
  9. kchronister

    kchronister Member

    Dang you Bob! That looks great, is about the same dimensions as mine, and is probably a better use of the space.... Now I gotta go rip up some track and steal... I mean "pay homage to" your ideas...

  10. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    Hey guys,

    Please note that there are some steep grades on my layout and these are not prototypical at all. I needed to do this to achieve what my final look will be. I am sort of compressing the space since I have limited room size.

    As far as costs go I am running a DCC setup on this new layout of mine, so the cost is much higher than standard DC train operation but ALOT more fun. I don't know how much I have invested so far...afraid to add it all up...might stop the railroads progress. :) But in engines alone I have about $600 invested so far. :eek:

  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Good lookin' layout Bob. It will sure keep you busy operating.
  12. kchronister

    kchronister Member

    Hey Bob, I know we discussed this before, but what did you end up with for grades on that layout?

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