Tuesday 10-10 Is It Done Yet?

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by TomPM, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    I had a good modeling day! I applied washes to the Atlas two-bay hopper and Kadee covered hopper. I sealed the farm house and I plastered the hillside.

    How complete is your layout? What's done and what isn't?

    If you were to look at my layout you would see that it is only about 25 to 30% done at this time. I have the three completed dioramas, the Water Tower, the Passenger Station, and the Grain Elevator. I also have the Cement Distributor scene mostly complete. The track is down and the hillside is progressing. I still have the town, the power station, and the farm to start. Then there is the mountain and a canning plant…..
  2. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    - Just started putting down a permanent roadway today using vinyl putty. I'll let it dry tonight and start light sanding tomorrow. If this works (which really means if I did it right)...I've got to buy lots more putty for the rest of the roads.

    - Built three more buildings for "downtown" area that need painting and weathering.

    - Modified a previously built building and kinda liked it...now I'm looking around for other buildings to change a bit.

    - Need to improve my scenery and create some interesting "mini-scenes" of real life.

    - Need to buy more LPPs and more cars.

    I'd guess I'm about 60% complete, until I see someone's layout that has a really well done feature that I want to incorporate, then the completeness factor drops to 40%.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Is it done yet? In a word - no ;) :rolleyes:

    Most of it is just getting started, although I suspect this is a common status for many of us... :D I have a large inventory of buildings, and a moderate amount of rolling stock waiting for the real estate to be created, and the track to be laid.

    Now I have my new house, I hope things will go faster!

  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Are you kidding???? Percentage-wise we might be looking at 50% done. My older section is about 90% complete with the town and rual areas done. I still have to finish the electrical substation and a small mining operation, plus I have one small area where I just ran a new siding that I might be able to add an industrial building.

    The newer section now has all the track in place (for the second time) and I'm still working on the wiring. On that section there two areas for cityscapes, a yard and a bunch of industrial spots, none of which are defined at this time. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  5. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Sounds crazy but I don't want mine to ever be done...close but never quite there. Every time I see someone else's layout, I see one more item, one thing that I could improve my layout with, something I didn't think of.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    mine is finished......... until I see "something else I can't live without! :rolleyes: goldtoth1 :rolleyes: ---- Which usually happens here or visiting a train show :) the "I want that" mentality takes over and soon, something disappears from the layout - to make room for the new thing.. :D

    Let's see......

    I took out the 6 Ft tall mountain to make room for the trestle bridge for The Climax engine......

    I took out the church and other small buildings for the missile launch car

    Removed the tranfer table for the Engine repair building, which STILL isn't finished....

    Built a whole second level to have a storage yard and that's where the engine stall ended up

    got rid of a small shack office building to install the Caboose office building

    So for "now" the layout is mostly complete - - until "Progress" rears it's ugly head and something else ....... moves on to make room for something new :D
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    That just seems like bad Karma... ;) :D

  8. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Whao things aren't going well...church out - missile car in. Are your LPP's engaged in a struggle or are you just supplying the weapons? Either way, can't win without airpower.:thumb:
  9. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Is it done yet??? NEVER!
  10. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

    I've recently moved back to MN and bought a house that came with a nice room for trains - 11 x 20 is what I'm using for the layout. I've completed the bench work, subroadbed, laid the track (ho code 83) and have the 6 track yard done except for the turnouts on the far end. I tried to keep turns to a minimum radius of 31 inches but used some #7.5 and #8 curved turnouts so there are some a little tighter than I hoped. I think I'll start a thread to document and track the progress. I try to model modern freight traffic in the Mankato area with UP and DM&E stuff. See ya dere now huh.
  11. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    Trackwork/wiring=85% of benchwork, about 45% of planned trackwork
    Ballast/track weathering=65% of current trackwork
    Of about 120' of mainline/secondary route that is in place, I have scenery completed on 7' from front edge to backdrop. I have about 60% of the rest partially completed. I can't do this math!
  12. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Mine - 0%

    See my thread for details
  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I think I have all the trackwork done and the wiring in. Might be some changes later.
    Most of the layout is covered with basic scenery (grass), but only a couple of areas have extra details. Lots of buildings but one town is still short of street details. Ballast is still mostly "to come".

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