My empire in progress!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by rilines1, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. rilines1

    rilines1 New Member

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    :wave: Greetings to all! I am new to The Gauge and wanted to share my empire in progress. Basement is roughly 25' x 25' after installing a wall to keep the furnace and laundry area out of the main room which is still under some re-construction. Pics show about half of the completed frame work. Layout will be a point to point. More pics to follow as more work is completed.


    PICTURE SHOWS THE NEW WALL AND THE POINT WHERE THE TRAINS WILL GO INTO A HELIX BEHIND THE WALL.

    Helix will be the size of a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood.
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    All wall mounted. Looking east from the previous picture.

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    Extension from wall is the exception, mounted from floor joists. Empire to continue down the long wall behind the shelving unit.

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  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge :wave:

    I likes it...especially how you are coming off of the floor joists. Looks like a great place to stash a CTC/Dispatcher. :thumb:
  3. rilines1

    rilines1 New Member

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    Thanks Bob. One thing I made sure of prior to construction, no legs to the floor on any part. Freedom to get under the layout without obstacles.
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks like you are coming along at a good pace. Sure can't wait to see what you have to bring to us here.

    Oh By The Way. Welcome To The-Gauge. :wave: :wave:
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh sure! :D After years of hitting me shoulders and bangin' me 'ead :D :D You come up with that!! LOL

    Looks Great!!! :D :D :D :D
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Welcome to the gauge rilines1.
    This is going to be a huge L/O.. and we get to look at the beginings of it all :cool:
  7. Conrail

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    WOW!! :eek: That's HUGE!! Nice benchwork. :thumb: Keep us update on your progress.
  8. Wyomingite

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    Boy thats going to be a big one. Nice bench work. Are you really going to use that level and spoil it? Ha' Keep pictures of your progress coming.


    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  9. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    WOW what a undertaking:) and a neet idea on hanging it?
  10. rilines1

    rilines1 New Member

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    Thanks guys! Appreciate the feedback! I wanted to make sure I kept the framework light weight. I have been using 1 x 3's for most of the work. 2 x 4's used for the main wall supports secured with concrete screws. I used 1 x 1's for the extension hanging from the floor joists. I will use a similar technique when installing the helix. After the framework is completed, the next step will be the backdrop.
  11. rilines1

    rilines1 New Member

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    Update

    announce1 Here are updated photos of the empire in progress. Plywood sub-roadbed now being installed.

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  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Nice work! :thumb:

    Got any plans for installing lighting & valances?
  13. rilines1

    rilines1 New Member

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    Thanks! Once the plywood sub roadbed is down on the entire layout and the new walls and electrical in the basement are completed, carpeting and new lights along with possibly a new ceiling will be installed. Have not quite figured out what type of lighting I will use overhead.
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    rilines1,

    Brilliant contruction plan to avoid those pesky legs! Looks like a empire in the making for sure!

    Ralph
  15. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    I am not getting the pics, just red Xs
    Les