Some pics of my layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by KATY, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. trainman4

    trainman4 Member

    Looks great.Hope nobody closes the
  2. MILWFan

    MILWFan New Member


    very nice work indeed. Are you still having fun operating this layout? Just wondering if the track plan keeps you interested.

    I would like to know what type/size track, switches and switch machines you used.

    also, very nice composition in your photographs! :thumb: :thumb:

  3. wickman

    wickman Member

    You did a great job on this layout ,you must have enjoyed every minute of working on it.:wave:
  4. KATY

    KATY Member

    Fred, yes I still can have fun operating this layout, although looking back, I think I had more fun actually building it. There's just only so much you can do with a 36" x 80" inch door. I've thought about expanding it, but really want to hold off till retirement in a few years to build my so called dream layout.

    Track is all Atlas sectional code 80 except for a couple of pieces of flex. Switches are all No.4 and all hand thrown with a toothpick or a finger. Electrical is not my strong point.

    It's just nice to have a model railroad! Thanks for looking and the compliments.

  5. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Beautiful, Beautiful work!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    I'm glad I didn't miss this. I can only repeat what others have already said....Everything looks "right"........spacing, colors, textures, industry positions and choices, water....EVERYTHING! If this is what you can do on a door......your retirement can not come soon enough for me!...I want to see that DREAM layout when you build it!
    thank you for sharing:) :wave:
  6. nscaler711

    nscaler711 Member

    that boxcar behind the UP SD40/45 on page 2 looks like its door was falling off.

    any ways thats a beautiful layout!
  7. kpoole

    kpoole Member

    Folding Legs

    First, Great job on the layout! I've got that book, and have just ordered track for my door layout, which I've gleaned ideas from the Carolina Central for. I can only hope that mine turns out looking half as nice, especially the landscaping and details. About the folding legs, I live in central Indiana, and the Lowe's here in town carries folding legs, they're about $18-20 a set. I found them with the resin folding tables (think plastic banquet and card tables).
  8. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Jack - you really should think about posting some more pictures...I know I don't get tired of seeing it. I look at all the details (like the painted curbs in town for parking/no parking) and get encouraged to do more on my layout.
  9. KATY

    KATY Member

    shameless bump and a few more pics

    Hope you enjoy........

    Attached Files:

  10. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    Love this layout..

    Did you notice how many views you have on this thread? That means we keep coming back for inspiration pictures!:thumb:
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Ditto everything! :thumb:
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    AWESOME WORK Jack, Keep it up and keep the picx coming :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. hickstmj

    hickstmj Marcie

    Glad you "bumped" it. This was my first view of your layout, very inspiring.
  14. jesso

    jesso Member

    Layout threads are the best. I love reading through them, especially when they don't end with either "I'm moving and the layout can't" or "I'm destroying this layout." (I tend to be depressed for a couple of days after reading those) I remember this being one of the first layouts I saw on this web site and was very impressed. You did a great job. :thumb: Thanks for bumping it up.
  15. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member


    I am sorry to dig up such an old thread, but I am gathering info about this layout. I was hopping to plan a shelf layout, but I could not get enough "real estate".

    Do you have any kind of progress photo you could post?

  16. KATY

    KATY Member

    Luis, not sure I understand your question. I have no photos of the layout while it was under construction. Looking back, wish I would have taken some.
  17. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    KATY, Thanks for the reply.

    Yeap, I was wondering if you had any kind of construction photos from your layout.

    Thanks anyway. The photos you have here are excellent for inspiration.

  18. KATY

    KATY Member

    WOW! Over 12,000 views of my little layout.
    I am humbled and honored.
    Thanks to all who have viewed my little corner of the world.

    Jack (Katy)
  19. NSSD80MAC

    NSSD80MAC Member


    I remember seeing this in the MRR issue in my younger days and always remembered it. Partly because I'd love to build the exact layout. As far as 12k views, the attention is greatly deserved on such a masterpiece. I liked every inch of it! Its jaw Dropping!jawdrop
    Great job!

    Dan T.
  20. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    That is because you did a fine job on it

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