Working on the Railroad

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Clerk, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Today my wife asked my why it is taking so long to build my layout and that I don't even have any scenery on yet. That got me to thinking which can be dangerous.
    Today I layed 2 yard tracks, than ran some trains,
    Yesterday I installed 2 switches and ran some trains.
    Monday I installed 2 switches and about 3 feet of track in the yard and ran some trains.
    Sunday I layed some plaster cloth for about 1/2 hour and ran some trains.

    I still can't figure out why I am not getting much done.:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Sounds like things are coming along fine to me! :D
  3. Chessie

    Chessie Member

    And what is your point Dick.:p

    Hay Tyson how is the weather up their and did you have any problems with the storms?

  4. NYCentral

    NYCentral Member

    Sounds like you are doing well to me! heck I've been working on my newest layout for almost a year now and I am not even 1/4 of the way done.
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Mike (Chessie) other than downed trees, washed out roads and massive power outages (one that fried my UPS :mad: ) no we haven't had any problems. :D
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder concentrate........look deep into my mind... there..
    see it!....yes, that's it, my completed layout! :D :D :D :D

    Maybe that would work better if I swung a conductor's pocket watch back and forth ;)
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    The point is I am running trains instead of working on the layouit.
  8. Chessie

    Chessie Member

    Yea Dick isn't it great:p

    Tyson I'am sorry to here that I hope everyone is ok.

  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Thought about laying track.....installing switches....doing scenery work.....while running the trains.
  10. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Yup. I tore the old layout down just before last Christmas and wasn't able to run any trains until about 2 months ago and then only one train at time on one line. Now I have finished the second main line so can run 2 trainse at once. I like to run them in opposit directions.
    I have enough of the switching yard done that I can store 4 trains in the yard and one on each main line. While running trains I can get another one ready to pull out of the yard as soon as a main line is cleared. This is why I am not getting much work done on the layout.
    I have ordered more track and as soon as it gets here I can finish my yard and industrie spurs.. I will need a few more switches to run engines to the roundhouse and the steam engine house and storage.

    This picture shows the two main lines with trains on them. The switching yeard is behind them. This was taken about 2 months ago with a cheapie throw away camara.
    Whoops. When editing a post I guess you can not post a picture so will post it next.
  11. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Here tis

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  12. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Clerk sounds like things are coming along fine to me too.:D

    When I discribe a scene or this or that about my new layout. She replies, "So when are you going to build this thing". "Is it supposed to be virtual or something?". :D

  13. Railery

    Railery Member

    Thats great Clerk. Run trains, do a little work, run more trains, do a little work, etc. i thought thats how were suppose to build a layout ;) U mean its not? One of the most popular ?s is what do i do first, track or scernery. For me its getting that mainline up so i can run trains :D :D
  14. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Yup. That is just what I did. Got one of the main lines up first so I could run trains. Then when my track order came in I built the second main line. Then I could run 2 trains at once in DC. I am now waiting for another order of track to arrive so I can finish my switching yard. Then order about 4 more switches to finish all the track. Then comes the rest of it. Scenery ect.

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