This is the last year for my current Traction Layout

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    When My son got married Last May , and is now settled in with Angela at there new finished basement apartment at her Ophas.
    I went and cast my modeling eye around the old bedroom I built for him 12 years ago.
    I have claimed it for my new Traction Layout dreams.
    Work will start soon (i hope) when it is emptied :D
    Mean while
    I took a few more shots of the "old" L/O.

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  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    More room. A modeller's dream come true! Brings a tear to my eye, I'm so happy for you. Fred :thumb:
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    As bad as boaters, we model railroaders also suffer from FOOTITIS. I sure like the sepia tone photos Chris. Now we will be waiting for track plan revisions.
  4. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    Very evoking shots there!
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great photos Chris! Are you abandoning the basement layout in favour of this new one, or will you have 2?

  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Thanks Folk, I love the sepia tone too, puts it right back in a time frame.
    No Val, the bedroom is also in the basement, a tad smaller L/O will be buit in there, but it has it`s own door and window for the fresh air.
    When his stuff is gone I will spend time getting it ready ie. lights and a cover board to shield them.
    Then try and put all I have learnt over the last twenty years into this new L/O. :confused:
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's Chris. Can't wait to see what the new layout looks like. I am sure you will do a great job on it. :wave: :wave:
  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Good to hear your train room is moving up, Chris. Your work has charmed us for years, mate, can you top it with more space?
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Thanks jon :thumb:
    The room is 18' by 10' , so a smaller area, but I think it will let me concentrate on more detailing.
    All the great folks here have helped me get a better balance looking at there great work.
    Thanks folk. :D
  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Know of a guy who made up special rail passes for the occasion, complete with a "Last Run", photo runbys, cookout/picnic, etc.... Great opportunity for a fresh start and a way to sweep those coulda-shoulda-wouldas out the door :thumb:
  11. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Chris, Congats. to your son and his new wife, and to you on your new space. I'm sure the new layout will be great!
  12. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Way kewl. :) A new layout! :eek: Now you'll have room for two of everything, and three of everything else!! :D
  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Congrats to your son and his wife. Always sad to see a layout come down, but it's easier to take when you know a new one is going up! :D
  14. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I usually don't have leisurely time to dismantle a layout; there's always a deadline when we have to vacate the house.
    I hope you put all the screws in from the side where you can get at 'em.
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Chris, if you're interested, I can bring the L&PS video for you to borrow to the show this coming weekend. Unless you already have it of course!

  16. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Hi Chris, and congrats twice, one for the new couple and one for the new room. Will you do me a favor? When you do your new layout do a step by step how you do those beautiful rails in the street, yours always look fantastic. Of course as does your other modeling! Thanks :thumb: Jim
  17. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Thanks Val but I do have it, what did your mum think of it?? :wave:
  18. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Thanks .
    Sure will Jim, I do it the simple way :p I dont let it scare me I just pour the hydrocal and run for cover :D
  19. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    She loved it! It was quite a trip down memory lane for her, as she and her sister used to take the L&PS from London to St. Thomas when they were 11 and 9 respectively. Of course they were not supposed to talk to strangers, but my aunt was always an adventurous soul, and was forever striking up acquaintances with other people on the train. Once, to my mom's horror, my aunt gave their address to a man (called Mr. Honey) who ended up writing a letter to her! I asked my mom whatever became of that and she said she presumes my aunt wrote him back.

    My aunt went on with her adventurous ways, travelling to England to appear in a touring theater company, to Spain, to a kibbutz in Israel, to Morocco, Turkey. She is 82 now and lives in an artist's loft in Montreal.

    And to think it all started on the L&PS.


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