I've started!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I finally had some time this weekend to begin work on my layout. First I had to cover the ceiling with plastic to keep out the grit that sifts down. Next I put in some 2x2's to which I am going to attach the backdrop material. I may use masonite, or something else - i'm not completely decided on this. I have another stud to add but ran out of screws, so then I decided to put up section A of the benchwork. There are four sections altogether but I'm going to be building them in stages so that i don't get sick of any one part. Here's how it looks so far.

    :D Val

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  2. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Alright! looks like your off to a great start Val. It's going to be a joy to see this all come to life.

  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member


    So that`s what you have been up to:D :D
    Great to see the start of the Empire;) ;)

    Keep up the hard work Val:p
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Way to go Val! This is going to be fun (keep telling yourself that :D ). All kidding aside the hard part is over (actually getting started), congrats. :) :cool: :D
  5. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Val. I can picture it now. It is going to be great and with a start on the buildings.
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Great Job!

    A very nice piece of construction work, Val!
    Looks like you're off to a great start!
    Looking forward to following your progress!
    I think your plan for building in sections is a great idea!
    Have you seen the 2003 edition of MRR Planning? There's quite a few ideas in it pertaining to urban railroading.
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Thats the way Val, now your going to have fun building that dream railroad.

  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks guys! It feels pretty good to have made a real start after months of planning. I'm a pretty slow worker when it comes to this kind of work because I always have to stop and think for half an hour for every half hour of actual work LOL!!!

    BTW, thanks to the folks on the late night chat for steering me in the direction of a tungsten carbide drill bit. It eats right into the concrete block with no need to rent a hammer drill!

    I hope to have further progress to show you this time next week.

    :D Val
  9. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Ah Val!

    looks great!. obviously your way smarter than me!, you
    put the lighting in first!.. wish I'd seen this pic sooner :)

  10. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Val--Congrats on the beginning! Looking forward to following your progress!

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  11. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Woohoo! It'll be really cool watching you turn that drab little corner of the basement into something fun! Keep us posted!
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hey Val,
    My ratio is more like 3hrs stopping & thinking, for every 1/2 hr of work!
    :D :rolleyes: :p :D
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Way to go Val!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the progress! \
  14. philip

    philip Guest

    Looks great Val!

  15. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    No prob., Val, we'll just expect you to work half as fast as Shamus! hehehe I'll be lucky to work 1/10 that fast myself. Lets see, I'll be conservative here, um, I gotta sit and thank fer 'bout an ower to do a cupla minutes a werk. Thangs werk slower at the knob.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  16. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Sitting and thinking

    I've been sitting and thinking about my layout for most of the last 8 years. I did most of the wiring in the last 3 months.
    I'll be at the Toronto model RR show this weekend. Platelayers booth, making cardboard buildings (probably).
  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Good to see the results of your efforts Val. I see you keep your work space clean during construction. My space always seems to be cluttered.. Now we are all waiting to see what you get done next.
  18. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member


    I don't know how I missed this thread..yes I do, I been researching ponds-spring is getting close!

    Congrats Val..on getting that basement clean enough to get started building ;) !!! Looks like you have a great start. I'm sure you'll take lots of pics along the way!

    I can relate to the thinking/working ratios..lol

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