Layout progress

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Model Railroading' started by DanRaitz, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Here is the latest on my Sn3 layout. I've got the track plan pretty much finialized. As you can see I made cardboard mock-ups of the major structures to help in laying out the design. The track design is based upon John Allen's "Timesaver". Any comments are more then welcome.
  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Looks to me like your off to a good start.My 0n30 layout is but a distant dream till I get some N scale stuff done.
  3. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Nice job Dan, when do i get to come over for an Op session :D

    Catt, i have a simlar problem, I cant start my On30 layout till i get rid of some more N scale :D
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Looks great Dan! :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  5. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    I Like It!

    Is that ever a nice start! :thumb: Please update soon!
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I really like the use of cardboard mockups for some of the structures, and the same for the trackplan! This is one I'll follow closely! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    I've installed the Homabed (glued and brad nailed) put in a thin coat of spackling paste. Now I just need to do a light sanding and sealing with paint and it's time to start laying ties.



  8. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Well, here it is one month later and I've got the ties laid and the mainline track spiked down. I'll be using a different color stain for the sidings and spurs (a grayish color to replicate older ties). For the mainline I used a Minwax stain called "Jacobean" for that newer tie look.
    Here are some shots that I took last night.






  9. webmaster

    webmaster Member

    It's very nice, I wish I could lay my own track sometimes... Was there any particular reason you opted for a manual turnout switch as opposed to a mechanical under the baseboard one?
  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That is some FANTASTIC looking trackwork, Dan!
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    wow looks great. I just love handlaid tracks.
  12. wrmcclellan

    wrmcclellan Member


    I like the clever use of the toggle switch for switch throws and routing power/signaling. Nice job!


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