New Layout Construction - Pics!!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by HuskerN, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. HuskerN

    HuskerN New Member

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    My friend Bob and I joined forces in building him a 5x7 layout with a Rocky Mountian/Rio Grande Theme. I recently bought a digicam and took some shots to share. We have had 2 work sessions so far, and are making progress! Work sessions are 1 night per week for about 3 or 4 hours so far. We are using the trackplan from Mike Danneman's 5x7 layout for those who are familiar with it.

    Here is a blank sheet of plywood we started with. You can see the framing in the background we built in our 1st work session.

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    here I am drawing the trackplan onto the plywood using my homemade adjustable compass. (very handy)

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    Bob is making dust! Cutting out the cookie-cutter style subroadbed with a jigsaw.

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    Subroadbed is cut out, spliced, glued, and setting on top of the frame. Next week will be elevation risers, and begin laying cork. We hope to have trains running soon!

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Welcome to the Gauge, looks like you are off to a great start! :cool:
  3. Clerk

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    Great start. I can see em coming a round the bend.
  4. zeeglen

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    Looking good! Welcome to The Gauge. (Love that compass.)
  5. NScale

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    Sure looks great! I love homemade tools myself. :D
    Welcome to The Gauge :D
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Welcome to the Gauge HuskerN and Bob. Interesting to see your steps in construction so far. Will be looking for more. That is a mighty clean garage you have to work in there. Wish mine was but as it's too cold to do anything in there these days.