My layout so far...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by prodigy2k7, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. prodigy2k7

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    As you can see from my final picture of my layout I have gone in a different direction...

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    Next stop is wiring... (right? lol)
  2. Glen Haasdyk

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    Well you still have good operating possibilities. It just looks like you took the little jog out of the back tracks and that one siding.
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    ya, but I like it. IT got expensive enough anyway lol...
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    The dogbone would have been cool but what you have still looks good. You've got a lot of room for scenery and accessories in the middle.
  5. prodigy2k7

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    Yes, I dont know what im doing yet but I plan to add scenery in the middle...

    I *started* wiring and was bored and took a picture...

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  6. MadHatter

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    Nice plan, what are you planning to have as scenery?

    At the bottom of the picture I see a space for a cutting!
  7. prodigy2k7

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    "Of the picture" which picture?
    What do you mean a cutting?
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    Hi prodigy2k7,

    I'm refering to the pic under your layout plan. Where the tracks curve there is space for a cutting.

    A cutting is where the railways excavate a path through a hill that is too low for a tunnel. So the hill makes a wall on either side of the train.
  9. prodigy2k7

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    I see, and what track and where exactly would u see this going? lol
  10. stripes

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    Looks good so far prodigy2k7, If I may make a sugestion, I would fill in the gaps in the track ties.
    Ties that are cut from scrap sections of track can be trimed to remove the nubs and then slid under the rails.
    Just a thought.
    David
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    How do I keep them still? I tried glueing but the glue didnt work well.
  12. stripes

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    You can just glue them in place with white glue or even a/c , and then when you ballast the track they should be well supported! Assuming you are going to ballast! That is what I did! The first picture approx center of the track is the spliced section of ties.
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    I also took some acrylic brown paint and weathered the ties.

    Hope that helps

    David
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    Update:
    I have been wiring up my switches...
    I had success in wiring double switch machines to 1 control box, i like the results.

    The wiring looks so crazy to me! lol... (from the picture)

    I also decided to palce my control boxes on the side, It's the best place for it so go I think. My zephyr will probably go on the top in the corner...

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  14. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Whenever I see lots of wireing- that I didn't work on- my brain wants to stop working.

    That's quite a neat job you've done there.
  15. prodigy2k7

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    It has lots of wiring cuz I have a bunch of turnouts above it, I soldered feeders to every one of them lol...

    Thanks!