Trucklover's Shelf Layout Thread

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Hi guys, decided to make a new thread to post the progress of the new shelf layout im building all the way around my room.

    Name: Unknown as of now lol
    Scale: HO scale
    Prototype: BNSF and UP/CNW
    Size: 10'x12'x18" with below layout staging yard
    Era: Modern
    Mainline Run: 44' (double main in some spots)
    Minimum Radius: 24"
    Turnout Minimum: #4
    Maximum Grade: 3% (to staging)
    Benchwork: 15" heavy duty shelf brackets mounted with lag bolts into every other stud. 1/4" plywood mounted to brackets with Carriage Bolts for layout base with 2" Pink foam glued to base.
    Height: 50"
    Roadbed: WS Foam
    Track: Atlas Code 83
    Scenery: Plaster
    Control: Digitrax Super Chief Command Control
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Brackets Started

    Started the brackets for the layout, done a total of 6 so far, pics show only 5

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  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    AWESOME JOSH!!:thumb: , i cant wait to see your updates!:winki::mrgreen:

    :deano: -Deano
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Josh, it is easier to build the staging yard first, and make sure everything works. Then build the grade up and test it. Finally build the mainline last. The reason is that 12 inches is not much vertical clearance for building in. Build and install the lift out bridge last.
  5. nachoman

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    Way to go! :D

    Kevin
  6. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    :mrgreen:

    Very nice, I can't even suggest something to make it better. You are doing a great job and I look forward to your progress.
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Deano, Russ, Kevin, and Ron :mrgreen:

    Thanks for the advise Russ :thumb:

    Good thing i didnt get to the wall that the decent down to staging will start from lol

    More progress coming soon
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    9 down

    Some more brackets bolted in place:

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Staging Yard Wall

    Following Russ's advise, im going to clear the spot for the staging wall which pictured below

    Need to get rid of the dresser, move the TV and take the extention off the old layout:

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    Marines eh? Nice layout!
  11. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    I am Canadian but of all the armed forces around the world. The Marines have to be the ones I admire the most. I just don't, well lol not this time.

    Josh if you mounted 1 X 4 lumber to those brackets you have the ability to extend the 15" to i'd say at least 10". To 24"-25"
  12. lester perry

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    I have one suggestion. move all of your buildings away from where you are working. I think everyone out here would agree from experience that if you drop something or something falls it will destroy your favorite structure.
    Les
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    lol :mrgreen:

    Thanks Josh
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    The layout will be 18" wide so its a 3" extention lol, i dont want to go much wider then that cuz it would really domminate my room and limit the walking space. Its a good idea and i would love to do that tho :mrgreen:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Some Good advise, thanks les :thumb: Man that would suck if I dropped the drill onto one of those buildings :eek: :rolleyes: wall1
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Time for a little update, put some more shelf brackets. these ones are 20" ones tho for the CAT Rental Module. i hung it up on the way, heres some pics

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    I left just enough room for the buildings at the top lol
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    now to remove this section off my old layout:

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    This will give me room to walk into to reach into the corner of the walls on the shelf layout. Ill still have a 12' x 30" bench to work on after i remove this section :mrgreen:
  18. jbaakko

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    Looking good Josh!
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW been awhile since....

    I had an update lol

    Well i got the main staging yard benchwork up and i started the track laying

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  20. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    great work so far josh :thumb: ill be following this thread :D--josh