Trucklover's Shelf Layout Thread

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

  1. Packers#1

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    Awesome pictures. I'm guessing you play airsoft?
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Jesso :mrgreen:

    The single track going up the wall is the grade going up to the main level of the layout from stagging :thumb:
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks!!!!

    lol i used to play airsoft, Thats my M16, i dont hardly use it anymore, i used to go airsofting almost everyday with my friends out in the fields that were by our houses lol
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    A little more Progress

    Made a little more progress on the yard, heres some pics

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  5. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    Wow Josh, looking good!
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    Josh, lookin' good, as usual! A couple of questions, if I may:
    I know I'm old and confused, but is airsoft the same as paintball????
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    I don't suppose you would be willing to come out to Virginia, and help me build my layout would you??sign1
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Josh :mrgreen:

    Thanks Carl :mrgreen:

    Airsoft is like paintball but not the same, airsoft uses little plastic pellets like BB's and paintballs uses well, paintballs lol :thumb: :mrgreen:

    hehehehe going out to Virginia could be fun :mrgreen:
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Main Layout Started!!!!

    I started bolting the main layout benchwork in place finally!!!! Now i just need the blue/pink foam for the base ontop of the shelf

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    As you can see, this is where the grade from stagging level meets the main layout. To hide the train comming up, there will be a scenic backdrop and buildings in front of the track coming up

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    And here are some more pics of the rest of the shelf i have completely bolted in place

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    josh that is looking awesome man i really like those bnsf locos in these last couple of pics what are they thanks zachary
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    hey Thanks Zachary :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    The BNSF Locos pictured are my new Kato AC4400 and Atlas Dash 8-40BW :thumb: :thumb:
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    lot of room to work on and not enuf hands.....:rolleyes: looking great tho:thumb:
  12. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Looking good Josh,

    This layout has been in planning for a while i am very happy to see it getting built up. Will you have a turntable somewhere on this layout ?
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    LOL I kinda like doing all the work by myself tho, then when im done, i can say i truely did it all :thumb: :mrgreen:

    And whenever my girlfriend is over, she helps out too so i guess you could say i have an extra set of hands :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Shes also the one that chose the color of the red and grey Armstrong Electric Motors building :cool: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Ron :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Nope i dont have any plans for a turntable or any sort of engine maintenance buildings, I would if i was going to have a hole empty corner or something but id rather fill all the room i have with heavy industry type buildings such as Cement/Asphalt, Grain, and large Warehouse buildings to display both freight cars and some of my trucks :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    Very interesting design! Look forward to more as you continue to build!
  16. jesso

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    Looks great! Love those BNSF engines! Impressive collection of double stacks! What are you going to do to the incline risers next to the wall? Are you going to make them look like part of the wall or scenic them?
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Sean :mrgreen:

    Thanks Scott!! :mrgreen: The double stacks are my favorite type of rolling stock, and im steadly building my collection of them :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    The incline risers are to go up to the main level. I dont plan on painting or doing anything to them, as you wont see wont see them when i take pics or anything like that, you will be able to see them when you walk around and look around in my room and they do look kinda ugly but.... lol I can deal with that :mrgreen:
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    WOW! And I thought modeling the DMIR main from Duluth to Prctor had a sick grade!
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    LOL, the grade is 3% most of the way up, the last part is about a little under 4%. This just means ill have to have some good powered consists to get the train up the grade :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    More Shelfs Bolted in Place

    So i got some more of the shelfs up today, I did the window span for the main layout today.

    I put up 6 supports on the stagging level for the main layout level. I used 2x2's for the supports using L-brackets to mount the 2x2's

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