The Third gauge Layout Party!!! :) :) :)

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Interesting work going on here folks.
    Now before I can start putting down cork roadbed I have to re-cycle the cork I salvaged from my previous layout. What a mess, I have an old laundry tub in the basement that I am using to soak the cork so I can remove remaing ballast and glue. When cleaned it is just like new.
    What a messy process that I would rather have someone else do but no takers at my house.

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  2. Fred_M

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    Looks like a tub full of snake skins Robin. :) Fred
  3. Catt

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    Spent a little time on the layout Saturday.I found and replaced another shorted turnout.I hope to get some more done today (it's 12:20 am Sunday morning as I type this :D ).

    I've made myself the promise that I will start no new projects ( except for gathering pieces/parts) till I have the current project load at least halfway finished.This does not included the layout of course.
  4. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    Well, I have a brief update.

    I priced materials for my base structure:

    $17 for a 4x8 1/4" plywood board, free to cut it down to 30"x54"
    $5 for 4 1x3 boards, 6 ft in length, free to cut into 3 28" and 2 54" boards (there will be 2 18", 1 14" and 1 44" length left over)
    $15 for 1" pink foam insulation, and again free to cut it to 30x54.

    I'll probably be picking this up next week sometime
  5. rksstl

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    Heres what i've accomplished so far over the holiday. The right L bench work is up and in place. On the left L the main bus wire and feeders are run to the track that is down. So today I'll probably just run a train back and forth. (need more track and turnouts but the lhs is closed today :( , but they deserve a day off too). Enjoy the day everyone now off to try out the dcc. :wave:

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  6. Fred_M

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    Update

    Started working on the warehouse building. Fred

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  7. Freelancer

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    Dash, your doing a beautiful job on the warehouse, can't wait to see it finished. For just starting it sure looks close to being done. :thumb:

    I suppose that I will update you guys on my status, its not much of a project but it has taken me about six months. :oops: It is definitely good to have done though! All I did was install marker lights on this caboose. :D I tried to get a shot in the dark with the lights on but it didn't work out to well, but it sure is cool! :D

    Freelancer

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  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I got 1/2 of what I planned this week finished. I cleaned out my shop - so now I can find what I need to keep going now. :) More later.....
  9. DavRed

    DavRed New Member

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    Hi all new to this forum but not to railways.

    I build in N gauge and drive 4' 81/2" gauge. ( preserved railway )

    Anyway for the party, the lot, just started to collect supplies for 2'6" x 4' layout.



    David
  10. Fred_M

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    So you lit the markers, cool freelancer. Did you use Leds and fiberoptics? Fred
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Welcome to The gauge! :D Since you're joining the Party - I'll add you to the lict!! :)

    Just be sure to post pics if possible of the construction & if you need any help either here in this thread or in GT or N/Z you can ask any questions you want. :D Good Luck!!!!!
  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Looks like everyone is making great progress and I am still trying to find a parking space.

    I did look over my coal hoppers and determined my shopping list. I need 10 sets of metal wheels. I need to fix two coal loads and make 4 loads. I also need to add weight or paint the weights on 4 cars. There are two cars that I need to build. One of them I already have so I am going to try to renumber it.

    Well that is going to be it for me for about two weeks. I am heading to Orlando via Amtrak tomorrow and returning on July 18. I have my list with me just in case we wander into a LHS down there.
  13. Freelancer

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    Dash, I could only wish I used fiber optics, that is probably too advanced for me right now. I just used a couple grain of wheat bulbs and hooked them up to a AA battery, and installed a switch on the underside. I originally wanted to pick the power up strait from the tracks, but I am electronically impaired and also figured that my command station wouldn't like it very much. The weight that the battery adds to the car is definitely a plus though.

    Freelancer
  14. DavRed

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    The fun starts here and I've not even started yet.
    David

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  15. DavRed

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    Before, a pile of "stuff"
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  16. DavRed

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    The proposed layout, but it will probably change.
    David

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  17. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I've made some progress.
    The U33B pilots are taking shape.

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  18. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    The frame for the RPP GP60 is coming along.
    Here's a shot of the chassis so far.
    I am using Athearn trucks, driveshafts and flywheels and a motor from an old Atlas turntable drive.
    Adapter sleeves were made to fit the flywheels to the motor.

    I posted a couple more photos in another thread.
    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?p=107700#post107700

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  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That looks great Ray!! :)
  20. rksstl

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    Update

    So far so good. More bench work done only one more section to build. By the end of this weekend I hope to have all the track on the left section down and wired.

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