New Layout Construction - Pics!!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by HuskerN, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. HuskerN

    HuskerN New Member

    My friend Bob and I joined forces in building him a 5x7 layout with a Rocky Mountian/Rio Grande Theme. I recently bought a digicam and took some shots to share. We have had 2 work sessions so far, and are making progress! Work sessions are 1 night per week for about 3 or 4 hours so far. We are using the trackplan from Mike Danneman's 5x7 layout for those who are familiar with it.

    Here is a blank sheet of plywood we started with. You can see the framing in the background we built in our 1st work session.


    here I am drawing the trackplan onto the plywood using my homemade adjustable compass. (very handy)


    Bob is making dust! Cutting out the cookie-cutter style subroadbed with a jigsaw.


    Subroadbed is cut out, spliced, glued, and setting on top of the frame. Next week will be elevation risers, and begin laying cork. We hope to have trains running soon!

  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Welcome to the Gauge, looks like you are off to a great start! :cool:
  3. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Great start. I can see em coming a round the bend.
  4. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    Looking good! Welcome to The Gauge. (Love that compass.)
  5. NScale

    NScale Member

    Sure looks great! I love homemade tools myself. :D
    Welcome to The Gauge :D
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Welcome to the Gauge HuskerN and Bob. Interesting to see your steps in construction so far. Will be looking for more. That is a mighty clean garage you have to work in there. Wish mine was but as it's too cold to do anything in there these days.

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