Wednesday 10-25; What’s On Your Bench/Layout?

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by TomPM, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    I am still gluing pink foam down to fill in gaps around the dioramas.

    Time for a reality check; If you were to go the layout or work bench what project or projects are sitting there waiting to be completed/

    The layout has a bunch but the current one is the Hillside and Grain Elevator Extension. I have the rock outcroppings and most of the contouring done. However, I may need to begin some of the mountain and one of the spur lines before I can continue.

    On the workbench there is a P2K CNJ caboose, an Atlas ARHS Reading two-bay hopper, and a Kadee CNJ covered hopper that I need to finish weathering. I also have some half painted LPP’s. I have two coal loads to make; one for the Atlas hopper and another for a Accurail three-bay CN hopper.
  2. Cornreaper

    Cornreaper Member

    Most of the layout is now masked off for eventual track painting, (If it would stop raining!) but sitting on the layout would be a half-assembled DPM kit, and a bunch of shiny, newly acquired capacitors taken from some junked pc boards that seem to be tailor-made to become the innards of a yet-to-be-scratchbuilt N-Scale brewery.
  3. zedob

    zedob Member

    Well, the workbench is part of the benchwork and the benchwork to the layout is still not finished, so I guess what I have on my workbench is my layout. I think. wall1 :D
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    A Russel Plow I'm re-doing and a recently aquired Walther's O.L. King Coal I'm turning into a contractor's yard.
  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Workbench/Dining room table--- My partially completed Campbell Scale Models engine house. Boy! it sure takes alot of time to get that sheetmetal siding cut to size.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    My kitbash challenge building still isn't finished :(
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    There's the Cambria electrical sub-station that's been laying around half finished now for probably close to a year. And the Kato transmission towers that I started three years ago. :oops: (let's face it, when I finish one of these, I'll have to finish the other) There's the three SF F7's and the three SF EMD's that I have taken apart but decided I wouldn't rebuild them because the shells were to badly damaged. They've just been moved back to the spare parts cabinet. :wave:

    We won't count the half-dozen or so building kits that I got at a thrift shop in various stages of being assembled, and that I disassembled them so I can rebuild them like they should have been in the first place. They're stacked in the closet next to my workbench along with maybe another two-dozen structure kits that I haven't even touched yet.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Now let's talk about the unfinished stuff on my layout....announce1 announce1
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    A list of projects too long to type out in full...! Rolling stock and building kits, partly finished projects that I need parts (or more time) for, track to be laid, etc, etc.

    My woodworking bench is currently home to a temporary switching layout - a mock up more or less of what will go on the modules when their frames/foam decking are complete.

  9. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I'm relocating my locomotive facilities so scenary around an industry is being removed and new trackwork is being installed.
  10. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    :cry: Finish ballasting the track and scenery:thumb:
  11. wickman

    wickman Member

    I was affraid I'd come across a thread like this soem day ,sign1 well
    I'm lloking at a gaping hole in the bench work where a waterfall is suppose to drop into a river, I got one section of about 12" of track where I thought I'd try some grey medium ballast to see how it looked , stiil have to paint the track ( not sure on color) , I have 3 more spurs to add in , a stack of 12 kits to build , some dirt roads to figure out how I'm going to do 2 steam engines that are apart because I wasn't sure which one I put the lenz decoder in and which had the bachmann, I have to wire in another of them 6 wire rj12 face plates, have to figure on how I'm going to mount the digtrax chief command station under the bench edge, fill in the gaps in the bench with plaster where the diarammas popped in ... should I go on Tom? Any suggestions are welcome :wave:
    Looking on the brite side though I did get the Hares wired in for auto throw.
  12. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    Workbench or's sometimes hard to tell the difference. One's just bigger than the other. I'm in the middle of disassembling some vehicles that I got from Wally World so I can Dullcote them and add passengers. I'm painting some LPB's and I am weathering a half dozen freightcars.
  13. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Still working on

    My scratch built competition is still in process and scenery around it. Also scenery on short line. Still have 2 weeks before open house maybe I will make it, maybe not.
  14. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    My nicer locos occupy a part of the workbench, a small diorama, my doodlebug! ;) And off the workbench I'm working on a sherzer rolling lift bridge! :eek:
  15. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    My 80% complete feed store is on the workbench. No layout to speak of...but that's in the works too!
  16. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I just finished a project for the first time in years! I built a little passenger shelter from a kit, and found that Interurban had just done the same thing.
    So now I need a new project. I'm looking at one of:
    my scratch built lumber yard -- started for a contest 6 or 8 years ago -- I came in second or last to an experienced builder but I ran out of time and hit a problem. (second of two entries)
    an engine house. probably save for the train show,
    a set of Edinburgh tram cars.

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  17. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Very Cool David!

    On my workbench (which is currently my living room coffee table) has a few unfinished scratchbuilds. One is the my challenge project that still needs a few finishing touches, the second is water tower im still working on...but that should be finished in the next few weeks. However there are a couple of FINISHED projects there too. One is my HO firehouse and the other is my first residential house!
  18. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    It seems as if we all tend to bite off more than we can chew...I'm still not finished with changing all my lights from incandescent to fluorescent, although I'm 3/4's of the way there. Enough to allow me to work on finishing up the "backside" of the layout to the point where it might be callrd "finished" - since trackwork will run across it making it very difficult to do anything there once this nre trackage is installed. I'm finishing the two sidings-track painted, ballasted, scenery mostly finished, adding a few details; lumber yard & freight station in place, just need to add interior lighting. Then on to the mainline-paint & ballast, add details & call it good....
    On the work bench...I don't want to think about that just yet.
    BTW, where can I get working people to bring the scenes to life? All my previous layouts have been uninhabited, but I believe adding little people can make a big difference.
  19. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Something else, I need "junk" too to give the scenes a lived-in look. ("nre" in previous post should be "new"...)
  20. Collyn

    Collyn Member

    Plaster plaster and oh ya hydrocal

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