Our Layouts - Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Gary S., Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Roger Hensley

    Roger Hensley Member

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    Ok, I went back and took some general shots. They're not very good but they do give a feeling for the layout.

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  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW sweet Idea Gary for Layouts Thread :thumb: :thumb:

    I love everyones pics!!!

    Ralph, Sweet Layout, I swear that Cement Complex gets bigger every time I see it :eek: :eek: :mrgreen: :thumb:

    Well I dont have any pics as im starting new layout, see my thread http://forum.zealot.com/t152344/ (final plan is on page 6, post #77)

    I do have some old pics of my old layout, here are some for now

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    Shot of the Unfinished Gravel Plant lol

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    What was to be home to the Oil Refinery

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    Hoffa Cement

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    Hotel Under Construction

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    Magic Pan Bakery

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    Western Coal

    This layout has since been taken down to make room for my new layout
  3. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    You would probably get a kick out of this thread as it is very similar...
    http://forum.zealot.com/t151137/
    And as I posted in that one, here is an overall of mine!

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  4. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    I know what you mean. I keep a copy with a 60'x35' On3 layout next to my couch. I can dream.

    The coolest layout I've seen in a while was a simple Nn3 circle. It is Mark Fielder's Nn3 British layout. 16" in diameter....and well detailed.

    TrainNut...I love the picture of the 2' tall model railroader next to your layout.
  5. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Ralph! Your layot is fantastic. I like it alot, I hadn't realized you had such a large area.

    Roger! I like yours too. Thanks for adding to the thread.

    It's great to see the overall shots just to get ideas and to learn more about each other.

    Thanks to everyone who replied. Now, anybody else got photos?
  6. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Trainnut, that has to be the best location for a layout ever! :thumb:
  7. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Tell my wife that! After frusturations at the club, I decided I was done with that and needed a layout at home. The only problem was where? After much deliberation, we decided that I could have 2'4 along both walls of the room we used the least - the dining room. Now it appears that may change as we are thinking about expanding and adding an office to that side of the house. If we do that, that window behind my layout will become a door and I will have to break'er in half and move it to another room of the house.
  8. ocalicreek

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    Just found this thread and it's inspiring. I am going home tonight after work and cleaning up my space so that I can take some updated pictures and post them here.

    I too am using the shelf system and highly recommend it.

    Gary - just how 'removable' is that section in front of the breaker box? Isn't that a fire hazard? I have a panel in my garage as well in a very inconvenient location. I've considered putting a removable lift-out section across it, but only a single track bridge section.

    Kurt - the space is small but the modeling is just great.

    And the rest - thanks for sharing. My photos will be up soon.
  9. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    There are actually two panels in my garage that the layout crosses. Both of those sections are removable. Yeah, it isn't the greatest thing, but no fire hazard. And I can get to the breakers up behind the shelves if something were to trip. If I need in one of the panels, I just take out three 1/4 - 20 bolts/nuts, disconnect the bus wires from some terminal strips, and slide the section out. But how often do you actually need in the panels?

    I'm an electrician, so everything is good. Now, there may be an NEC violation :eek: concerning working space in front of the panel, but hey, no inspectors over here. And think of it this way.... say you had an old wood door in your garage. You leaned it up against the panel for the next 20 years. No big deal.

    I actually wired this house as it was being built. Man, I wish I could have predicted the future when I put those panels in the garage. If I knew a layout was in the works, I would have put the panels somewhere else.
  10. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Hey gary, should I post a pic of my recently-modified layout here now? I already posted a pic of my layout on page 1
  11. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Heck yeah! This thread is open season now! Post some pics!!
  12. Free-mo Tim

    Free-mo Tim New Member

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    Here's my first "permanent" home layout...concept and progress

    First image is the "Layout Design Element" based on the North Shore Line in Waukegan and North Chicago, Ill.

    Next is the trackplan to fit the 8.5 ft by 24 ft space.

    Next message, I'll post some actual layout pics

    Regards from Ohio,

    Tim

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  13. Free-mo Tim

    Free-mo Tim New Member

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    OK,

    Layout pics as promised. These pics show the home layout as of a few years ago. That was before I started building Free-mo modules!sign1

    These pics show the "bottom" of the trackplan in the area of sidings 8 thru 13.

    Regards from Ohio,

    Tim

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  14. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    thats one great lookin trackplan ya got there,cool pics too,will the whole layout be traction?--josh
  15. Free-mo Tim

    Free-mo Tim New Member

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    Josh,

    This is supposed to be a 98% traction design. Non traction power will make guest appearances at the to be built interchanges.

    The next version (there's always a next version, isn't there :thumb:) will be without the duckunder and will add the interchanges mentioned before.

    Thanks for your comments!

    Regards from Ohio,

    Tim
  16. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    sounds like it'll be pretty sweet :thumb:,i like MRRing but i dont think i could hang all that catenary :eek: :rolleyes:.cant wait to see it finished --josh
  17. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Well, here's my improved layout:
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    All I really did was get the foam down, but it's a start! I'm not going to have a pink ground color for Riverside, though:p