Layout progress

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Model Railroading' started by DanRaitz, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

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    Here is the latest on my Sn3 layout. I've got the track plan pretty much finialized. As you can see I made cardboard mock-ups of the major structures to help in laying out the design. The track design is based upon John Allen's "Timesaver". Any comments are more then welcome.
    Dan
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  2. Catt

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    Looks to me like your off to a good start.My 0n30 layout is but a distant dream till I get some N scale stuff done.
  3. Tileguy

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    Nice job Dan, when do i get to come over for an Op session :D

    Catt, i have a simlar problem, I cant start my On30 layout till i get rid of some more N scale :D
  4. Drew1125

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    Looks great Dan! :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
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    I Like It!

    Is that ever a nice start! :thumb: Please update soon!
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I really like the use of cardboard mockups for some of the structures, and the same for the trackplan! This is one I'll follow closely! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. DanRaitz

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    I've installed the Homabed (glued and brad nailed) put in a thin coat of spackling paste. Now I just need to do a light sanding and sealing with paint and it's time to start laying ties.

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  8. DanRaitz

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    Well, here it is one month later and I've got the ties laid and the mainline track spiked down. I'll be using a different color stain for the sidings and spurs (a grayish color to replicate older ties). For the mainline I used a Minwax stain called "Jacobean" for that newer tie look.
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  9. webmaster

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    It's very nice, I wish I could lay my own track sometimes... Was there any particular reason you opted for a manual turnout switch as opposed to a mechanical under the baseboard one?
  10. Drew1125

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    WOW!!
    That is some FANTASTIC looking trackwork, Dan!
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  11. jkristia

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    wow looks great. I just love handlaid tracks.
  12. wrmcclellan

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    Dan,

    I like the clever use of the toggle switch for switch throws and routing power/signaling. Nice job!

    Roy