Progress on the PL&D

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by YakkoWarner, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    A shot of the (temporarily named) PL&D as I was working out the structure placement. THe pittle engineer there just out of the shot is Parker (the "P" part of the name). You are looking across D&D Ranch in Laura Valley toward James Junction a spur that feeds parkerville.

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  2. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    here is a shot of the engineer fully enjoying the freedom to run at scale speeds of 200MPH!

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  3. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    and it looks like that checker-board sky is spreading. But out here on the west coast it is green!

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  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Interesting layout Yakko, is it the one you were going to put in a glass covered table?
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great to see the young uns getting pleasureout of this hobby.
    Nice layout you have there YakkoWarner
  6. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    That's a nice looking layout, Yakko! It's nice to see your little engineer enjoying it. I haven't been brave enough to let my little engineer work the throttles!

    I like those skies, too. Yours even have flowers!

  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi YakkoWarner
    Thats real nice to see the young ones in this hobby early on, just think what sort of a model he will create by the time he's 21.

    Nice layout.

  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Yakko!
    That layout looks GREAT!
    It looks like everyone's having lots of fun, & that's what this hobby is all about!
    Congrats on some really fine work, & keep us posted on your progress!
  9. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    thank you all for the nice remarks. I have a couple of older bachmann units and freight cars that are Parker's. He can run them hoever he wants. I had to get him a railer ramp to put the cars on the tracks becuase it is too small for his hands. I also let him have some of my old micro machines to play with as well. His favorite thing is of course to run the trains at full speed into the cars:rolleyes: I set aside the cheap stuff just for him. If he can't have fun with it he wont want to continue with it.

    Tyson, yes this is the layout I will be putting in the table. under the town there is a rather large hole to access the track from underneath and all of the tunnels have re-railers in them. I spent several months working the track to make sure that I have trouble-free running and actually had to re-lay track in two sections several times. At this point, the boy can run thos little bachmann engines at full speed all the way around in either direction with out a derailment, as long as he doesn't put anything on the track.:D

    The layout is just under 6" from base to the top of the highest point including train. (i.e. the measurement from the bottom of the support board to the top of a train on the highest track on the layout is just under 6") I still haven't started the acual table portion yet but I have begun scenicing the layout now.

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