Trucklover's Shelf Layout Thread

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

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Cant wait to see some progress on the shelf layout :thumb: :thumb: :mrgreen:
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Made some more progress today on the stagging yard.

    heres some quick pics, i stagged a couple trains on the tracks. Far track has APC intermodal double stacks, then a Tanker train with my KATO UP SD90/43MAc, then some TTX intermodal double stacks, then 2 empty tracks, then some more tankers and a couple boxcars mixed in, then some more tankers lol.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    More progress to come soon :thumb: :mrgreen:
  3. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm interested in following this as well, as I've considered various shelf layouts recently. Looking forward to your progress! R.
  4. iis612

    iis612 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks great Josh! I wish I had half your talent and energy. (I know I said that before) Can't wait to see more.
    Matt
  5. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,896
    Likes Received:
    0
    I need more real estate, which requires monies i don't have, lol. even if i did get some more money, i'd probably end up buying some obscure and ridiculous expensive commuter cars, lol.

    thats cool. When are you going to start mounting it all down and putting it together?
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Robert, Layout is going pretty slow right no but hope to pick up the progress :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Matt :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    ahhhhh i see lol, i was like that for a little while too lol

    Im doing the stagging level right now, next i will do the grade that goes up to the main layout, and then finally start on the main layout which will hopefully be soon :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    my box of turnouts arrived a couple days ago, there all Atlas C83. i layed one down in the back of the yard where i needed it:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    and here is the rest of the turnouts lol

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    4 LH and 4 RH #4 Turnouts

    [​IMG]

    10 LH and 10 RH #6 Turnouts

    [​IMG]

    3 LH and 3 RH #8 Turnouts
  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica] i cant do anything else until i get my box of 100 Atlas C83 Flex-track box, hopeing to get it soon, going to send out the mondey order for it on tuesday so hopefully mid next next week lol. Updates to come soon[/FONT]
  11. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    0
    Awesome Josh! Can't wait to see more!
  12. Colton_modeler

    Colton_modeler Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    ...and with all those turnouts on hand, I think we'll be seeing a lot more soon!
  13. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    0
    I certainly hope so!:wave:
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys!!!!

    Just a little update,

    I finally have the box of 100 atlas C83 flex on the way!!!! Should be here sometime this week.

    I also ordered 6 sets of WS 3% grade incline riser sets, 4 rolls of WS track roadbed, 2 packs of rail joiners, 10 LH manual switch machines and 10 RH manual switch machines. All this stuff should be here late this week also!!!

    pics to come soon, stay tuned!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  15. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    0
    Only 4 rolls of roadbed? I bet that goes faster then you expected...
  16. Xiong

    Xiong Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know why you think you need any walking space. If you have your layout, you can just sit in the middle and enjoy. Also, if you get rid of the bed and other unnecessary furniture, you will have room for a second level below. :)
  17. Packers#1

    Packers#1 Ultimate Packers Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great work so far.
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    LMAO Josh, I have 6 rolls on hand lol so that will get me by for a little while :mrgreen:

    hahahaha i wish i could do that :rolleyes:

    thanks Packerz!!

    I have some more updates:

    I got the Box of Flex-track FINALLY!!!!
    I also got 6 3% incline riser sets, 20 Manual Switch Machines (10 left, 10 right) some rail joiners, 4 rolls of WS roadbed
    Now ive been busy on e-bay lol, both buying and selling

    I won 19 Athearn RTR freightcars!!!!
    I also won 22 roundhouse Thrall high side gondolas that wear the SF black and yellow paint.
    those were only 2 of the main auctions ive won that im exited about.

    Heres a few pics of the new trains!!!

    Athearn Stuff:

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The Roundhouse Cars:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now for some more Stagging progress

    i had to rip all the tracks out almost that i had already glued down because the grade up needed room. I didnt think about the brackets on the wall. my original plan was to run the grade against the wall but i hadnt thought about the brackets being in the way for the main level. All well lol

    Heres some pics. Im only going to have one track going up to main level to save room for more stagging in the yard. At the end of the yard, i will cut out "tunnels" for the tracks on the stagging yard so i dont loose all that room when the incline makes the turn at the end of the wall and loops back on itself to continue up to the main level.

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The gap between blinds and riser is where the supports for main level will come down onto the stagging level for added support for main level

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  20. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,896
    Likes Received:
    0
    thats a lot of stuff.