Shelf Layout

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Papa Bear, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

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    I started a small shelf layout to run some of my HO equipment on. The inspiration comes from the Erick, Oklahoma micro-layout plan on Carl Arendt's website. The layout is 16" X 68" with 4' of "visible" layout space. The track plan will be similar, although I have moved the locale from Oklahoma to central Florida.

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  2. rcline

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    Papa, That's a good start, keep sending more pics as you get each step completed!
    Randy
  3. Papa Bear

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    I painted the layout and started laying track.

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  4. Lighthorseman

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    Looks like you're off to a great start! Be sure to keep us updated. :thumb:
  5. Papa Bear

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    I added ground cover and started on the road crossing.

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  6. trainwhiz20

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    Wow. Dumbfounding process. :thumb:


    Just out of curiousity, and I'm sure we'll see, but what are you going to use to continue the road crossing over the tracks?

    Keep up the good work.:D
  7. Papa Bear

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    I'm going to make wooden crossings out of scale lumber. Then, I'll cover the foamcore roadway with joint compound and tie it into the crossings.
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    Okay. I was just wondering, because I'm trying to do the same thing. Although, I'm not sure I could handle building a scale lumber crossing!

    :D

    I really loved your layout of the Pensacola and Gulf Railway. It was a unique setting that I have yet to see anywhere else. I certainly admire you're modelling skills. That's why I ask about the road and stuff, it might be great inspiration!

    Please do keep us updated. I look forward to seeing the progress.
  9. Papa Bear

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    Actually, it's not as hard as it sounds. I'll post some pictures when I build it.

    Thanks for your kind words about the Pensacola and Gulf. It was a fun layout to build. I've got some more projects planned for it, too.

    Take care.
    John