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Author Topic: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet  (Read 436 times)

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New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« on: September 26, 2018, 09:04:38 PM »
Well,

 I'm settled in and have a room where I can build my new model railroad, as usual I'm greedy and I want to run stuff from everywhere, but I am going to try and separate different countries.

To make my life easier give the limited time I have (working full time and pretty much being a full time Ballet dad now too!) I've bought and setup two HCDs end to end as I want a double track main on the low level (with staging out back).  I'm going to have a single track branch line rising way above the main, curving back to the opposite end of a mainline station (European) to end at a Canadian stub line so each scene will be vertically and horizontally separated.  I'm also thinking of a small British through station in the cut where the branch rises visually split from Canada vertically, and horizontally from Europe by a road bridge.  Something like a steep valley station (like in the S.Wales Valleys where I grew up)

So complicated but I think doable.  All track is unitrack which does limit geometry but makes building SO much easier.

The only pics I have right now are a mess and are of one end of the layout (below).  I'll try and clear things up and give a better sense of what is going on in the next day or two.

(funny how after moving and sorting out the whole house, its my office space thats still a mess!

Graham





« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 09:08:12 PM by grumbeast, Reason: figured out linking images »

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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 09:29:27 PM »
Glad you're settled in and starting to fettle the railway.
Maybe I'm just having a brain fart but what is an 'HCD' please? :dunce:

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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 09:49:14 PM »
Sorry man,

HCD = Hollow Core Door , mine are 32" (I think, they might be 36s") x 80" so basically I have a
13' x almost 3' layout

Its a nice size room, but I also have to have my workbench and other stuff in it so I didn't fill the whole room

G

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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 09:58:52 PM »
very cosmopolitan layout plan!!

good luck!

Tim

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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 11:00:15 PM »
Looking forward to this one!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 07:14:11 AM »
Bookmarked and following keenly! Cheers  :beers:

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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 07:16:01 AM »
Itís looking good. Sounds like Rule *1 heaven. :thumbsup:
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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 08:38:19 PM »
Itís looking good. Sounds like Rule *1 heaven. :thumbsup:
:hellosign: got to agree, looking forward to more
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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 10:33:53 PM »
Well I finally got a chance to do some railway work on the weekend

here's the start of scenicking the rock cut on the european side of the layout, its polyfilla over plaster cloth carved with a knife as sedimentary rock faces


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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 11:11:14 PM »
Hi Graham,

All looking good. Missed your September start post but sounds interesting, especially the European for me but the rest and how it pans out should be, as I said, interesting.

Like the rocks too.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: New Home, New Room, New Layout, No Name Yet
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 06:27:52 AM »
Glad you're settled in and starting to fettle the railway.
Maybe I'm just having a brain fart but what is an 'HCD' please? :dunce:

You weren't alone Mick! 

Nice work on the rockfaces, look forward to watching this progress and how you blend the intercontinental elements

 

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