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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.  (Read 19714 times)

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The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« on: February 24, 2016, 12:50:43 am »
  :jawdropping:  My layout is small, very small. Just like my brain.  :help:
Main section is 36 inches by 18 inches.
Yard/fiddle section is 36 inches by 6 inches.
"L" shape layout.
For my track plan, I broke the rules that I should follow.
I simply didn't have a room (and money but mostly brain) for it.
I was hesitated to start building it but I convinced myself saying that this is Just "tryout/experiment" layout. I'm glad that I did.  :heart2:
Originally, it had a center backdrop divider but now it resides in my closet without it.
Now my trains are running on my tiny oval track like a hamster on the wheel.
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One day I notice little people (apparently they are about 1/160 of my size) working on my railroad.
And their story goes like this.....New video.
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Happy modelling!!
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Just in case if you want to waste more of your time, my channel is here.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMwG2GNX3Va9AFLRaNH5xw
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Thank you for reading!!  :camera:(nothing related but I like this guy.)
 :moony: In your face HO!! :NGaugersRule:
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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 01:33:17 am »
What a great little layout. :thumbsup:
Love the vid and the music... :thankyousign:

D.S..... :NGaugersRule:

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 02:23:00 am »
G'day from Australia, dats475, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Excellent video!  :thumbsup:

Geez mate, what are you in real life? A closet movie director?  ;)

Seriously, great stuff. Welcome aboard.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 07:03:55 am »
Looking forward to watching all of this when I have a bit more time!

Quick question - what is the FRA that is despised by the crew?

Donald

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 09:49:54 am »
Great little vid of a very good shunty layout :thumbsup:

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 09:59:36 am »
I like it!

The freight car weathering, the sand around the sleepers, and the wire fences are spot on (to name a few items).

Webbo

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 11:08:12 am »
Looking forward to watching all of this when I have a bit more time!

Quick question - what is the FRA that is despised by the crew?

Donald

Here you go Donald  ;)

FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE SAFETY STANDARDS

Cheers John.

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 11:22:43 am »
What a great layout - love the dirt, especially around the cracked paving!

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2016, 06:10:09 pm »
 :hellosign:  Superb video of excellent layout, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2016, 10:34:04 pm »
Thank you very much for all of you!!
I really appreciate all of your comments.
I didn't know that so many excellent N gauge modelers in every corners of the world! That's truly amazing to me.

FRA is good in their intention but some rules tend make the job more complicated. They recently change the hour of service law that rather confusing, for example.
For defending of FRA, they help us being safe in such a harsh environment and I met a few very good FRA persons on my job and I, personally, don't have any problem with them.
But the "tough guys" the "Rocket" think FRA is......... :unimpressed:

Thank you to all of you again!!


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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2016, 04:58:42 am »
You're very welcome..   in fact your post is good because we have many folk on this forum who are just starting out, and your video shows that you don't need a huge space to have functional and fun layout.

Thanks for posting!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2016, 07:03:45 pm »
dats


That looks like caboose industry throws on your switches.
Is that right? Can you remember what model you used?
I've thought about these for some of my rear of layout switches, but never quite got around to it.
Thanks!
Donald

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2016, 09:14:01 pm »
dats


That looks like caboose industry throws on your switches.
Is that right? Can you remember what model you used?
I've thought about these for some of my rear of layout switches, but never quite got around to it.
Thanks!
Donald

Donald

I have 5 Caboose Industries throws that are surplus to requirements (#206S N). You can have them for the cost of postage. If interested please send me a PM.

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2016, 11:03:00 pm »
Thank you for your reply!
I didn't know that so inspiring to receive a reply from fellow modelers.
I think I used 105R Rigit. I remember that was cheapest one in the hobbie store.
As real Southern Pacific in 80's, my hobby budget is in peril of bankruptcy so cheaper the better.(I know what a shame. I'll start to buy a lottery soon.)
Please be careful, however, to use it on back(Deeper side) of your layout.
My layout is depth of only 18" but I find combersome to use it.
Especially as you are getting more detail and good scenery (utility poles, building etc...) in front the layout more painful became to reach it.
How do I know this?  Well, I have two of them back there and those thing are pain in the neck to use it even 18"!
yes, I am a lazy person and proud of it! :)
In Any case thank you again and Hopefully, I can post more video of my bankrupt layout!

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let me put more dirt in there.
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2016, 09:04:49 pm »
Work in progress.
Work in progress.

I just ordered low desert sand from Arizona sand & mineral.
When I receive it, I'll try to simulate "piled in the dirt" track of less used branch line.
I've seen some modeler achieved this with a lot of different method and I've tried using plaster but I failed miserably.
Well, I'll figure out eventually and report it back to you.

 

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