Rome is room enough...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by sgtcarl, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

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    Well, guys. Whadda ya think?? Does this look big enough to run a coupla trains??

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  2. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Nope. Way too small. Barely room enough. I suppose you could shoehorn a tiny little switching module in there.











    I'm jealous. :wink:
  4. Kanawha

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    WOW! Thats an impressive space. Is that a prefab? What are its dimensions?
  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Not bad. Looks like it'll be a pretty good sized layout.
    You even have a second level already built in...
  6. nachoman

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    Nice lookin' space! Next step: Insulation :D

    Kevin
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    NICE Room!!!! Im totally JEALOUS!!! I really need more room for my layout lol
  8. CN_Fan

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    More plugins and insulate that sucker!!

    Good start!
  9. ocalicreek

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    Ditto, give us the dimensions man!
  10. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    There's a great building. Think of how many trains and track you could run in Zscale...you could probably model the entire state of Delaware...to scale.
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    LMAO now that would be cool :mrgreen:
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    A dedicated train building? COOL!!!!!
    Ralph
  13. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

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    And my wife DOES support my hobby!

    Twelve by twenty four. Feet, that is. It was built Amish style to have more room in the loft area. It has double doors on each end, one of them being five feet wide, the other six feet wide. It needs to be pushed around, so that it will be "square with world." It was kinda fun to watch it being unloaded. I still have to wire it, and install a good set of lights, as the present set up has them way up in the peak of the roof. I do have more outlets, they are on the walls next to the doors.
    Yes, it is a dedicated train room. No, I didn't have it custom built, as such. We picked the style, the roof, the number and size of the windows, as well as the number of outlets and light fixtures and the number of doors and the type of doors. It was built in N.C. by a manufacturer of storage buildings. Total cost: $5,575.85.
    Yeah, since it's so small, I may have to go to Z scale!
    More info and pics to come! Stay tuned!
    :wave:
  14. ocalicreek

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    Mmmm....looks like a planning and design challenge/exercise waiting to happen! Sketch up some critical dimensions (outlets, heights of window sills, etc.) and post it in the planning forum as a 'contest' to solicit ideas for planning.

    Potential is exciting.
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    12x24' is still a good size for a nice HO layout and a SWEET N scale layout Carl :thumb: :mrgreen: :cool:

    Wish i had that space to build my empire in hehehehe, maybe hopefully one day :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  16. Mountain Man

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    Probably should seriously consider Z-scale if you're going to be that cramped for space...:mrgreen:

    where did they hide the 'envy' icon?
  17. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

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    s'cool or what...

    Thanks, guys , for all your nice comments!!
    Josh M., for a "small fee" I could rent you some space. :twisted:sign1
    Galen, Gr-r-r-r-eat idea!! Now why didn't I thunk of it??? :p
    I will get right on it!

    Any way, my wife thinks you are all a great bunch of guys, (and gals,) too. When I get something done, you all have an open invitation to come out to Va and see it. And maybe, just maybe, I might let you play with my trains, too!
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    hehehehe :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  19. sgtcarl

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    This offer might not be offered, again!

    Check out my "contest" for a design for my railroad, on the planning forum section. There just might be a prize offered for the best layout design. :mrgreen: :thumb: