Indiana Midland under construction

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  1. marty w.

    marty w. Member

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    Construction of the new Indiana Midland is finally underway.
    Getting the room ready was a time consuming task, with putting up drywall and installation of the H/A unit. The first pic shows about 2/3's of the bench work up. It is a combination of open gird and a modified L-girder. The L-girder is really a T-girder. The T wiil supply more attachment points for the cross members. The second pic shows more detail of the T-girder at the end of one of the peninsulas. The next task is to dismantle the existing layout. I hope to savage all the bench work, track, and lights to finish the new layout.
    Marty

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    Pic of one of the peninsulas.

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    Looks great. Whish I had a room like that. wow.
    Do you have a (rough) trackplan of that new layout?

    Jesper
  4. Woodie

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    Marty,
    That is just a HYOOOOG room. :) Someone must be very efficient with the broom too! Where's all teh sawdust?? Oh... swept up and ready to be made into scatter material for groundcover?? :D :eek: :cool:
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    "I hope to savage all the bench work, track, and lights to finish the new layout."
    Marty: are you really going to be that nasty to your your old layout? Did it fall on your foot some time? ;) ;)
  6. marty w.

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    Lookin' great! Gunna need lotsa trees!!! :D :D :D
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    Thanks Jon. Hoping you would come on down, there's a power saw with your name on it!!!:D :D :D :D
    Marty
  9. Ty Rayles

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: Trees, did someone say trees? We don't need no stinking trees! Good to see you getting started Marty, looking forward to pics of the progress. :D :cool:
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    Whahoo! lots of new construction going on around here.

    looking good, I like the T thing. I could tell also that you must be going to model good 'ol Indiana by that level in one of the pics :D

    t.
  11. Roger Hensley

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    Yes, it is, but it is one of the most important steps you can take for future satisfaction. Keep up the good work!

    Roger Hensley
    East Central Indiana HO Railroad
    http://cid.railfan.net/eci_new.html
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    Thanks guy's!!!
    Marty
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    Hey Marty, On your old layout on your website could you tell me how wide the yard benchwork is? excluding the dogbone curve.:D
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    Andy
    The benchwork is 33" wide and 48" tall. I need a stepstoop to reach the buildings and track that is near the backdrop.
    Marty
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    Looks great!!!!