Looks good! I did the 1:1 with scarm when I did my layout, sure takes up a lot of paper! LOL But works great!

Russell, The plan looks great on the Homasote!  I'm glad to see the 1:1 printout fits properly!  Yes, it would be a lot of paper, Mike!

Kelpieflyer posted:

Got the homosote down and laid out the 1:1 printout from Scarm.  Everything fits like it's sposda fit.

I recall having to add text to the print sheets manually to create a grid to enable assembly of the pieces. Did that happen automatically? 

Then, I became more clever and left out the blank or mostly blank sections when I set the print parameters. Saved a 1/3 of ream of paper. I teased the SCARM author that this feature was for the HO, N and Z scale guys.

I like SCARM because of the grid layout features - everything can be designed to build out as it should with careful measurement and layout setup.

That should make it easy to place the track.

Kelpieflyer posted:

The program did it automatically.  I unchecked quite a few that were blank to save on paper.

That is sweet! Thanks for mentioning that improvement. I don't recall that ever being specifically mentioned in any update notes.

Time to get a layin' some track.

Finally go the track down, but not attached in case he wants changes.  First run was my Flyer 556 O gauge just to jab him about American Flyer  "contaminating" a Marx/Lionel layout.

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My test engine is a Thomas because he is very useful.

I like how the train room is coming together - trim and table leg colors match - industrial shelving - tasty work!

Do you still have that streamlined Flyer engine that was a restoration project?

Looking very good, Russell.

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Moonman posted:

My test engine is a Thomas because he is very useful.

I like how the train room is coming together - trim and table leg colors match - industrial shelving - tasty work!

Do you still have that streamlined Flyer engine that was a restoration project?

Moonman,

Do you mean the Royal Blue that I added smoke to, or the old O gauge streamliner?  I have finished the Royal Blue, but not done anything to the O gauge streamliner yet.  Was thinking about using the shell for another S gauge engine since they are 3/16 O gauge engines.

Pingman posted:

Looking very good, Russell.

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Will do.  I hadn't thought of that.

I plan on adding a one way trolley track with bumpers to run his Lionel trolley.

Kelpieflyer posted:
Moonman posted:

My test engine is a Thomas because he is very useful.

I like how the train room is coming together - trim and table leg colors match - industrial shelving - tasty work!

Do you still have that streamlined Flyer engine that was a restoration project?

Moonman,

Do you mean the Royal Blue that I added smoke to, or the old O gauge streamliner?  I have finished the Royal Blue, but not done anything to the O gauge streamliner yet.  Was thinking about using the shell for another S gauge engine since they are 3/16 O gauge engines.

Actually, I had forgotten about Royal Blue, but, yes the old O gauge streamliner.

Moonman posted:
Kelpieflyer posted:
Moonman posted:

My test engine is a Thomas because he is very useful.

I like how the train room is coming together - trim and table leg colors match - industrial shelving - tasty work!

Do you still have that streamlined Flyer engine that was a restoration project?

Moonman,

Do you mean the Royal Blue that I added smoke to, or the old O gauge streamliner?  I have finished the Royal Blue, but not done anything to the O gauge streamliner yet.  Was thinking about using the shell for another S gauge engine since they are 3/16 O gauge engines.

Actually, I had forgotten about Royal Blue, but, yes the old O gauge streamliner.

I haven't gotten around to the O gauge stream liner.  I have to find so many parts, that I am looking for a beater 4-6-2 with a smoke unit to replace all of it at once.  There is a lot of missing parts, which places it low on the list because of cost.  I'll need a tender also.  I may keep it O gauge since it does have the o gauge chassis with motor and most of the linkage, but no trailing truck

ThomasT posted:

Looks really nice and I like you collections of Oil Lamps

 

Those are Dad's lanterns.  He has 6 lamps or so, but has over 80 lanterns.  Many road names I haven't heard of.

Well, we got the power busses to the tracks and everything works.  All the Marx turnouts have been wired and work.  Working on a bridge for the walk through.  It is 30 5/8 inches, so I'm thinking maybe two truss bridges together would work.  No new pictures as nothing on top has changed much.

Congrats on moving on!  getting the "nervous system" installed is always a milestone! 

My Postwar Lionel trusses are packed. I don't know the length of, but, two end to end will look ok if the length works.

I found an MTH truss bridge that is 30 inches long.  The opening is 30 5/8", so i think it will work.  May get two and put them together for both tracks.

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