layout start roger

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by rogerw, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Well Josh (baakko) started a post for building a new layout and im hoping if I jump in now to start building mine I will get motivation from Josh's work.
    aussie:mrgreen:
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Go for it, Roger. Your missing out on all the fun.

    Loren
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    got some starting pics.
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    a desk/work bench I put together yesterday.
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    and the watch cat protecting the room from the baby cats
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  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looking good Roger! The danger of my viewing threads like this is that I get tempted to tear everything up and start again! Starting a layout is an exciting time! By the way, watch cat is sleeping on the job! :)
    Ralph
  5. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Hey Ralph at least I got him to stop sleeping with the enemy:mrgreen:
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    and some times hes awake .... just lazy:mrgreen:
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  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    :)

    I like the expression in the last photo...sort of "Whadda YOU want?!" attitude. My cats know that one well.

    Ralph
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Cool cat. I would love to have one, but my wife would put it in the micro and nuke it:eek:

    Loren
  8. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Great start to the layout. I too have a 'watch-cat' but he doesn't touch the layout but he loves to be picked up and held over the layout to watch the trains running.
  9. AmericanAirFan

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    Nice layout you have started do you have any computer diagrams of what your track plan is gonna be?
  10. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Hin american air fan. This is what Im starting off with. There my be some deviation.
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  11. AmericanAirFan

    AmericanAirFan New Member

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    Very Nice! I like the idea with the transfer table :cool:
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Nice progress Roger!!! And im liking that plan too :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Good looking plan, Roger. Looks like that should keep you busy for quite some time! Keep posting - would like to see your progress.
  14. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Thanks all
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    What road is that blue and white E-unit? I'm not familiar with the scheme.
  16. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Hey Triplex those are a couple a Rivarossi A(powered) A(dummy) locos I picked Up when I was working in Germany. 150 marks (about 50 us dollars) back in 1992.
    Got one set of missouri pacific and one rock island set. They dont have alot of weight in them , not sure how good they are.
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  17. iis612

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    Looking great :thumb:
    Can't wait to see more.
  18. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Made some progress on the frame work over the last couple of weeks. Got the big wall, about 19 feet long done.
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    I need to ad another 10 feet of frame work where the lamp is in this picture.
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    Then put down some pink foam, which should be easier than the frame work. Still dont have a lot of strength in the left arm so it was hard to keep the wood up and put screws in. After the foam is up I get to start laying track. I am waiting to put the cross braces in until after I get the track laid so I dont hit a spot where there is going to be a switch machine. I am using 2 x 4 for the wood on the wall and 1 bys for the main beams and cross supports. I took a 1 x 6 and ripped (cut along the length) 2 " off and glued and screwed this to the remaining 4 " to make a l beam.
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    It feels like it should be pretty strong. Oh well going to go do some more work on it. Thanks for looking
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Keep up the layout construction Roger :mrgreen: :thumb:
  20. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Thanks Josh. At least someone is following my progress:mrgreen: It helps the motivation department:thumb: