RailRon's Layout Party - finishing standard gauge tracklaying

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  1. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Up to now I finished laying the flextrack and turnouts for the standard gauge part of my layout. Here are a few views of the east and west loops/helices and 'Ronville station'.

    Next thing I do? I'm off for my winter holidays in the mountains for two weeks. :wave:
    Then it's back for more, finishing the wiring and plunking down some buildings.
    (However, I'll take a laptop along, and I hope to stay in contact with the Gauge, although it will only be per dial-up connection. :( :( :( )

    Ron

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    WOW! :eek:
    Cool looking layout, Ron!
    Can't wait to see some more!
    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looking Good. :D :D
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Looking Good :) :) So far!! :D :D :D
  5. rksstl

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    Looks good Ron.
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Looks great so far Ron.
    Looking forward to seeing your progress.
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Awesome looking layout!
  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    That is looking mighty fine Ron.
    You have a lot of scenery to put in there friend :wave:
  9. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    I'm back from the winter holidays and started railroading by wiring up some Digitrax connector panels.
    For the moment I installed three of them - two more will follow later.

    Ron

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  10. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    First try to create a scratchbuilt masonry tunnel portal

    I applied Shaywen's coloring technique for a pink foam tunnel portal (see Academy) to Robin's favorite material - cardboard!

    So far I finished only the tunnel face - next will be the 'tube' behind it. I'll describe 'the making of' in a different thread

    Ron

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  11. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    After testing out the wiring of the standard gauge section (it worked on the first try! :thumb:), I finally found the time to print the name plates for my Ronville station.

    Here's how it looks now - almost complete. Still missing are the details: Baggage, freight in the shed, LPBs...

    Ron

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  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Looks good :) :)
  13. rksstl

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    Looking good Ron.
  14. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    The party is over...

    Well, I reached my goal - finish laying and wiring the standard gauge part of my layout plus adding a few structures.

    Next I'll venture into handlaying narrow gauge track. The ties of Ronville yard are already in place - now I'll have 'only' to spike the rails down...:D

    Ron

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  15. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Lookin good Ron.:thumb:
    Keep us posted on your progress.
  16. Clerk

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    Wow Ron. That is a great layout. You are doing a fantastic job on it.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's great!! :)

    :D I wont even manually lay track in G LOL Have Fun!!! :)