New Layout in Progress w/video(s)

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by jawharp92, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. jawharp92

    jawharp92 New Member

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    Hi guys! In my last thread, I was working on the wiring of my layout. Now, I started this one so I can sort of "document" my layout progress and get ideas and suggestions from you fine people. I just taped a video of my working layout, and explained some difficulties I am having.

    Keep in mind this. I have a crown on YouTube, and they aren't subscribed to me for my trains, so if it's rated poorly, yeah.
    CLICK ON ME TO SEE THE VIDEO!!!

    Thanks for the help sabretoogh47, steamhead, pgandw, and 60105.

    I plan to keep making more update videos when I reach certain points in the project, so this thread will come back later.
  2. zachary

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    pretty good little video jawharp i am going to be modeling bnsf and up what im doing is modeling a small part of the cajon pass hope this helps zachary flowe
  3. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Nice start to your layout! There's sure a lot of possibilities waiting to be modeled on that trainboard.
  4. jawharp92

    jawharp92 New Member

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    Any ideas on what I could do?
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    stevechurch2222 Member

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    Great start to the layout,what are you wanting to do as for a layout design?
  6. jawharp92

    jawharp92 New Member

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    Well, I don't really know. I am planning on having a 10-15 car long freight train and an Amtrak train. I am planning on modeling in the modern era so I can keep changing it with the times, just so it's "never finished".
  7. zachary

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    what railroad are you most likely going to be modeling
  8. jawharp92

    jawharp92 New Member

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    I really want to model CSX. My first O scale set was CSX, and I think I just grew onto it. I have a couple Santa Fe engines, but they both are older and run like me, not well (that was a joke, because I can't run for a long time, or very well). To answer your question, I am thinking of CSX
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    Nice start Jawharp , thanks for sharing
  10. zachary

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    well to model csx youll need to model something more on the eastern side of the world instead of callifornia some where like virgina and north carolina are a couple of places i can name off the top of my head with lots of mountains and flat lands
  11. jawharp92

    jawharp92 New Member

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    Well, I have changed my mind now and I am planning on modeling in the Michigan, Illinois, Indiana region. Were exactly, I don't know. I am not going to try to be prototypical with this. It's going to be my own little town. :p

    Thanks for the advice though. I figured out what road name I wanted to go with be researching wikipedia. I just found the article on a road name and it gave me a map on where in the US is was located. Just a little tip for any newbies reading this (yeah, like I'm not a newbie.)
  12. zachary

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    im glad the info helped you youve chose a good spot to model for csx i didnt know the wiki thing showed maps of the railroads i knew that it gave the history of the railroad thanks zachary
  13. jawharp92

    jawharp92 New Member

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    i think the mountain looks good for the stage your at with it im still desging my trackplan so your farther along than i am
  15. zachary

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    hey jawharp any updates on the layout