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Posted November 25, 2019 - 04:20 PM

With the weather getting colder, I have gone back to working on my layout for my O-scale trains.

Here is the layout table that I got finished last winter.

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Put down the track bed for the first loop and started laying the track.

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The first loop is finished and I'm starting on the second loop.
I have placed some of the buildings on the table so I can start to get some idea of where I want them to sit.

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The two outside track loops are finished.

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The third track is going to clime up and ride over top of the first track at the back wall.
This piece of steel angle is mounted on the back wall at the height of the platform for the third track.

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I'm using 1/2 inch plywood to build the platform and the track base for the third track.

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This gives me a " tunnel " for the train on the first track to go thru and raises the third track up off the table.

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Posted November 25, 2019 - 05:14 PM

nice,if i had more time and the room i would set up my n scale stuff


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Posted November 25, 2019 - 05:25 PM

Great job, Ray! Good to see some of the 'other' hobbies of folks here!


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Posted November 25, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Looking good Ray your leaving me heavily inspired. I'm extending the back of my shop out 16x16 to store tractors this winter but into a model train room next year. My stuff has been stored for almost 5 years now way too long. I like how you used osb everywhere. Keep us posted.
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Posted November 25, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Gonna be a great layout.

Like that gold loco!


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Posted November 26, 2019 - 07:47 AM

That is a "Sweet" looking layout you got started, can't wait to see it when you get it finished. Near where I live is a model train club, the members purchased and remodeled an old feed Mill and converted both levels into multiple displays featuring all the different model scales. They have some public open houses next month and in January, Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Posted November 26, 2019 - 08:28 AM

Nice to see someone playing with the bigger stuff. I've still got my O27 from the 1950s though, my Mom tried to give it away while I was off in the Army. Luckily, HO was the popular size at the time. Enjoy your hobby. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 26, 2019 - 09:23 AM

Looking good Ray your leaving me heavily inspired. I'm extending the back of my shop out 16x16 to store tractors this winter but into a model train room next year. My stuff has been stored for almost 5 years now way too long. I like how you used osb everywhere. Keep us posted.

 

The brass trains that I build are highly susceptive  to corrosion caused by moisture.

The unpainted OSB absorbs the moisture and keeps the room dry.


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Posted November 26, 2019 - 09:25 AM

I have tons of HO scale stuff


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Posted November 26, 2019 - 11:18 AM

What is the loco with the Vanderbilt tender?  Looks like it might be a compound Mallet.

 

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Posted November 26, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Nice work, that's going to look great when it's done!.


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Posted November 26, 2019 - 03:50 PM

What is the loco with the Vanderbilt tender?  Looks like it might be a compound Mallet.

 

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Yes it is .. a 2-4-4-2.


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Posted November 26, 2019 - 03:50 PM

My daughter was visiting us when I had finished laying that first track loop and she took a couple of short videos with her phone of the Shay locomotive running.

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Posted November 27, 2019 - 12:06 PM

We have a Shay on display in our local museum and was built right here in Lima at the Lima Locomotive Works.


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Posted November 27, 2019 - 05:14 PM

The track base on the left side is finished.
This is a 4% grade with the track starting to rise in the curve coming off the bridge at the front of the layout.

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The track also curves where goes over the other track at the back of the layout.

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This is how the bridge will look going over the other track.

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