Alex's Layout thread.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by alexbnfan, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. alexbnfan

    alexbnfan Member

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    Thanks for the good feedback. I have certainly learned that it is never finished.

    Anyway, i'm not going to be able to report back to you for about week, i'm going to Sydney for a few days.

    Have fun!!!!!
    Alex
  2. alexbnfan

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    OK, so i am back. I came back with a Bachmann trolley. It runs good. I like it.

    So, i'm just having fun at the moment. It'll be a little while untill i get some more photos
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Take your time. We can wait.
  4. alexbnfan

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    Layout progress seems to have stalled. I'm just too busy with school stuff, and i just wanted to say that i've not forgotten you guys.

    Alex


    EDIT: I'm also starting a new layout. I'll keep you updated
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    I'm looking forward to pics of your progress.
  6. alexbnfan

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    Hi alexbnfan

    That looks finger-licking-good!
  8. alexbnfan

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    Thanks, all your comments mean a lot to me
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Your layout is looking good Alex. Don't let anybody tell you different.
  10. alexbnfan

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    Yeah, though some of the older areas are looking a bit dull

    anyway, this afternoon, i'm starting a new layout. got the track ready for start at 4-5:30 pm our time.

    Alex
  11. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    cool, keep us updated.
  12. alexbnfan

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    I will. I made much progress over the weekend on my new layout.

    I'll post pics after school.
  13. alexbnfan

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    I confess. I've been very lazy. very very lazy indeed.

    I'll try and get photos up today. When your brother is addicted to runescape, its really hard to get to the computer.
  14. alexbnfan

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    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    have you though about using a Double slip tunrout instead of 2 sepreate turnouts in the second picture? the track might fit together alitle easier, and it would save space.
  16. alexbnfan

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    Yeah, it crossed my mind, but, i heard that they are expensive and unreliable, so i decided not to, and i also got alot of track for free.

    Also, i like the look i've got at the moment.

    Alex
  17. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    They can be expensive, but they certianly work, you just need to set them up right. switches are one of the craziest things on a railroad. they all need to be super precise, and as things get complicated, its harder to reach that precision.
  18. alexbnfan

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    OK, i'll remember that for next time. Its not like as if i'm out of space though
  19. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    yes, but i did notice the track looked kinda at an odd angle, and if there are any gaps in the rails do to fudging, it may hamper the performance of your railroad. a doubleslip may better fit.
  20. alexbnfan

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    yeah, i get what you mean!!!!!!! my last layout had some bad track on it.

    anyway, the track is laid, so, i dont really want to change it now. there is plenty of room anyway.

    Alex