More Layout Progress WooHoo!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Gary S., Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    I'm just so happy with the way this is going, this being my first layout, I just have to show it to yall. I'm steadily making progress. Got quite a bit more track down. Have been running some trains and everything is doing well.

    I've got a #22 feeder up through the foam to every piece of flex track and the switches have feeders also. The feeders are tied to short pieces of #18 solid which are then tied to my #12 bus which extends all along the layout.

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  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    You know.... a guy could make a fortune just selling wire to model railroaders.....


    Great pics.
    Looks like a great layout in progress! :thumb:
  3. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    One more..

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  4. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Cool stuff, chief.

    I had a set of those Walthers CPC Airslide hoppers back when I was in HO scale ten years ago. I wonder what happened to them... :rolleyes:
  5. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    very nice work gary
  6. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    You think you still have them? I would possibly buy them from you if you can dig them up. And... you have a very discerning eye if you were able to pick out that CPC airslide from such a small pic.

    One other thing... I am considering running trains in both directions on this layout. ;)
  7. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Heretic! You can't run trains the "other way" unless you're in the southern hemisphere. :D

    As for the CPC hoppers, they were sold off when I switched to N scale back around 8th grade. :D
  8. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Gary what is the radius on the turns above?
  9. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Darn. The one I have was found at the LHS, already built, was probably used by someone else and then sold to the shop.
  10. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    the big turn in the corner is 32" with easements. The rest are #4 Atlas turn-outs to the spurs. The small curve on the spur going into the brown building is about 18" radius. The small curve on the spur at the silo complex is about 20".

    I will be running 40 foot cars and Geeps, and this is an industrial switching layout, so I shuold have no problems. Also, I made the spurs plenty long and straight so my uncoupling magnets would work well. So far they are excellent! The long spurs also allow me to build larger industries, which in my opinion, look better.
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WOW, great progress Gary!!

    I like that last pic, those buildings look great!! And those silos are looking really cool to, infact that hole complex is looking AWESOME!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Thanks Josh. I'm excited by the progress, I just wish I had more time to get stuff accomplished. Somehoe, it always seems that my JOB gets in the way of my hobbies. :curse:
  13. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Another thing besides the JOB that is slowing my progress is trying to figure out where the uncoupling magnets/electromagnets need to go. It takes a lot of thought trying all the different switching scenarios, run-arounds, all that, to decide where to put the magnets.
  14. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Looks real good to me Gary! I like the large size of your industries and their placement. Its all shaping up very well!
  15. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Lookin good Gary:thumb: but I think you need to make the truck stay outside. Looked kinda cramped in there.:D

  16. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Yeah, I am building this in the garage and will have to put up with the dust and stuff, hopefully it won't be too bad. The great thing about an around-the-room layout is it doesn't take up hardly any floorspace. I can still park both vehicles in the garage, and the space under the layout is used for storage.

    I would rather have the layout in an air conditioned space, but that just wasn't feasible.
  17. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Thank you for sharing the pics of your progress. Since you posted your trackplan, I am really curious to see how your layout develops. I like those shelf layouts. Looking very good so far, can’t wait to see more.
  18. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    very nice pics,although it just keeps reminding me i RWALLY neeed to work on my layout.LOL,great progress so far!--josh
  19. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Great weathering job on the building in the last pic. Thanks for sharing your progress!
  20. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Thanks everyone for the comments. The brown building is the only one that is near completion. Quite a bit of time was spent kitbashing and painting that thing. But I enjoyed it, hopefully I will eventually get the rest of my structures up to that level.

    This weekend I am free as far as i know, so I should make some major progress on the layout. I'll probably get the interchange yard completed. As for the other end of the layout by the brown building, I haven't fully committed to where the uncoupling magnets need to be, so that has been holding me up.

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