G Layout in the works

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Well - here's the draft of the new JGBSMF&W RR

    It's a 14 X 8 Ft G Gauge railway. There will be amoung other things:

    ~~~~ A Transfer Table that works

    ~~~~ A 3' Curved Wooden Bridge

    ~~~~ Provisions for "Storing Trains" - Something we do not have now

    ~~~~ And It is not DCC - However, it will be Remote Controlled "Crest Electronics"

    If you see any problems - let me know now :) :)

    Thanks!!!!
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  2. Tyson Rayles

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    Looks fine to me, is it going to be inside or outside?
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Inside, Too small a yard & too many kids around :(

    I'm just re-designing my present layout :)

    Thanks!!!
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Ok, Here's the progress so far......

    This is what it looked like on Thanksgiving....

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    This is 8 Hours of "work" later:

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    and 3 hours of work later.....
    I left the drill in the pic for size aspect. The Loop is going to be the raised portion, The "side by side track is the grade down.... everything here will be part of the grade.

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    ...... more to come....
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    More progress pics:

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  6. Greg Elems

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    Those hoppers behind the Shay on the high line are cool. What prototype are they? They look like some hoppers used on NG mining roads in Southern Nevada.

    Greg
  7. Lighthorseman

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    Looking GREAT!

    You're making fine progress. :thumb: Be sure to keep us up to date, Mikey! :)
  8. jon-monon

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    :wave: :wave: :wave: Sweeeeeeeet as a nut, Mikey! :wave: :wave: :wave:

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  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    More pics:


    Before the swing bridg (left) is closed & the drop in bridge is missing
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    The swing bridge is closed & the other is dropped in

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  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Some track views:

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    MR. Rodger's Trolly on right, Streetcar in center & The Gauge RR MOW Outhouse on Left.

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  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here are some more views - I have all the track laud & tweaked - the Transfer Table & Yard are complete but need to be wired. The control panel is in one of the pics :)

    I moved this to Photg because there are way too many pics in here :)

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  12. MCL_RDG

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    N Gauger...

    ...? Haaaaaa.

    I appreciate your post even though you travel N-cog-neato. You have mentioned G and other scales as well. I am pullin' out my G stuff for the X-mas layout.

    It's kewl to see a rip roarin' layout like this- I've thought about it a few times with the few G trains I have- just for the fuN of it.

    Hats off to you.

    Mark:wave:
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Re: N Gauger...

    LOL Thanks!! I started out in N that's how I decided on N Gauger... :) Our "informal Club" is into Z, N, HO & G. If you can, post some pics of your X-mas layout. :)

    See ya!!!
  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Lookin' goooood Mikey! :thumb:

    Rock on babe! :wave:
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here are a couple pics from the beginnings of the trestle bridge.

    First, the Jig & a trestle without the angle braces:
    The Jig has 2 finished "logs" on either end. The second from top is a plain wooden dowel. The Trird shows a dowel after it's been scuffed up and the "knot holes" marked on it.
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    Then 1 with 2 trestles finished and the Climax & Mr Rodger's trolly making the inspection runs. :) :)
    They are 9-1/2" tall.

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  16. spitfire

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    That's coming right along Mikey - you sure don't waste any time. I like all the bridges. Can hardly wait to see how that trestle turns out.

    Val
  17. shamus

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    Hey Mikey, thats looking very nice indeed, you have managed to get quite a lot of trackwork into just 14x8. wow.
    shamus
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  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Val, I can't wait too see what it looks like either.. :D :D

    Shamus, I actually had to change the design a bit. i have little room for buildings now. :( I'm still trying to decide on how the scenery will look.

    Thanks!!!
  19. Tyson Rayles

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Another Pic

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