After 8 years - it has begun

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  1. Dragon

    Dragon Member

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    After 8 years - it has begun - now ending

    It's been 8 years wince I was introduced (again) to this hobby. In that time, I've finialized what I would like to model, just never had the room or money.
    Well, both finally appeared, and after negotiating the removal of some riff-raff from the right-of-way, I have started building the benchwork that will soon house the Dragon Mountian Logging Co.

    http://www.dragonmnt.com/gallery/House-Work/Benchwork
    http://www.dragonmnt.com/gallery/House-Work/Benchwork_2


    Michael
  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Congratulations on getting started! Bench work looks good so far!
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Congrats on getting started in the wonderful world of model trains. :wave: The bench work looks great so far. :thumb:
  4. SAL Comet

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    Ha Michael, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one dealing with a slope ceiling. I'm a little worse off than you, the knee wall in my room is only 2' tall, so my benchwork is attached to the ceiling. :mad: Good luck with your layout.
  5. Dragon

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    Plywood added.
    L.C.&N.'s heisler runs by with a Lima promo car and a four-truck flat car.

    The great cat-goddess, Kyna, looks on with interest.
    http://www.dragonmnt.com/gallery/House-Work/Benchwork_6

    Here is the Dragon Mountain Logging shay #2 pulling the same consist.
    http://www.dragonmnt.com/gallery/House-Work/DMLC_2

    And the Dragon Mountain Heisler #3 with the shop foreman's crazy idea for snow removal.
    THankfully they haven't had a heavy snow yet, as many of the engineers think the heisler couldn't get up enough speed to plow anything deep.
    http://www.dragonmnt.com/gallery/House-Work/DMLC_3

    The President of the DMLC decided he needed his own loco for his track/camp inspections.
    http://www.dragonmnt.com/gallery/House-Work/Vulcan

    And, finally, the link to the outside world via the Lackawana Central, and the Chinese built 2-8-2.
    http://www.dragonmnt.com/gallery/House-Work/Lackawana_Central


    Michael

    P.S. - I HAD to get trains running...if even only on an oval of track. :)
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    So true Michael, just watching a train run gets the juices flowing. You are very trusting with your feline friend.
  7. Dragon

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    Kyna wouldn't cause damage. But eventually the layout will be protected behind plexiglass so they cannot eat/defecate on the layout.
  8. 6-Speed

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    nice work! can't wait to see it once it's set up.
  9. Doc Holliday

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    I just put up a sign that said "NO CATS ALLOWED" and haven't had a problem. :)
    You're off to a good start. I look forward to more pics.
    Doc
  10. jeff_in_tx

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    I dunno, that thing looks pretty vicious... ;)
  11. theBear

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    I've got this "little" grey tom cat (about 15 lbs) that thinks he is a great tiger. He just loves to try hamstringing me. He and I are litter mates I guess [​IMG].

    Signs mean nothing to him.
  12. Dragon

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    Yeah, Kyna and her sister are only 7mos old, so they haven't learned to read yet. Which is just as well as they would promptly ignore any rules we HUMANS would try to put on them.

    I pulled out my old Rivarossi Cab-forward last night to run around the oval. Didn't get any pics, but less than 30 seconds after it started running, both kittens were right there sniffing and staring.

    Oh, and I've decided to base this side of the layout on the following trackplan I'd found on the net.
    http://www.dragonmnt.com/gallery/House-Work/hr_Saginaw_manistee_Logging_Co_1?full=1

    This side is going to be the enginehouse, sawmill, some company houses, and the interchange with the Lackawana Central. Once I get this side's trackwork done, I'm gonna start building the benchwork for the other side of the room (similar size and construction) where the intermediate logging camp and the mountain will be, as well as a few hidden staging tracks for both the logging line and the Lackawana Central mainline.
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That's a neat trackplan to base your layout on Michael
  14. Dragon

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    AHHHHHHH!!!!

    I KNEW this would happen.

    Get the ruler, my copy of Adirondack Railraods, and the measurements off my enginehouse. Getting ready to start working out a trackplan when BAM! my mind goes completely blank!

    Back to square one. Listing what I'd like to have on that side of the room.
    Then figuring out how to do it without it being too crowded for scenery.


    Any suggestions welcome. :)

    Michael
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  16. Dragon

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but after getting half the benchwork in the room built, foamed, and started laying the roadbed, I just got the sad news that we are going to have to leave this house.
    The new place isn't going to have space for a layout right away, so it's back to armchair MRR'ing for me.
    :(

    Life can be SO cruel sometimes!

    Michael
  17. Doc Holliday

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    Bummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!