Kon's Layout

Mark Boyce posted:

I agree with Adriatic's comments on bumping.  I am glad you did.  That is a nice review of the layout.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million.  I like your simple but effective lift up bridge.  I will be doing something similar on my new layout.  So it looks like you have a hidden track by the furnace.  Does that go to some off layout staging or is just a loop to get back around the layout?

 I hope you are able to stick around and share some details of your layout!  Thank you!

Thanks  Mark! the lift bridge is simple and practical. So the Main outside Loop Enters that room in the tunnel you see the big boy sitting in. makes a left along the back wall behind the heater and comes across the bridge on to outside section of the layout Passes the downtown area into yard takes a 1/2 turn onto the main layout to cross the creek.  Prior to November 2016 the outside of the layout was a Staging yard.  Dad and I kept saying it would be neat to make trains run around the outside so,  with out redoing all sorts of stuff we cut out the old oil tank and cleaned up and added 4x6 of layout in there plus removed the wall to.

 

Also theres a 20FT siding that wraps around the heater room for a 16 car Modern line pulled by 4 engines. video coming soon

 

 

Another Creek Video

YouTube doesn't really work well for me anymore, but I'll try. Second device, second provider since July too. I cant even send feedback or enter the help forums even if it does play. (Though a couple channels always seem ok..?) I think it worked about 2-3 days a month on average. I couldn't even start a new thread here till a week or two ago. Other than a thank you for it now working, my last new thread was August, lol. Reply is fine,. Likes are iffy. Attachment tool &full composer iffy.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Mark Boyce posted:

Kon,

Yes simple and practical, my two middle names!!  Is that the Empire Builder in that video?  Sounds great!  The dog thought I was running the train!

 Thank you for all the photos and videos.

Thanks Mark!!   Yeah the station announcements are the empire builder too.  The cars we had on a shelve are from 2001 there's 3 more that we'll never find that go with the set too but not that worried cause we have no more yard space. 

Also I have another video showing the outside loop and two trains at same time that's going on YouTube tomorrow. I'll post.  Hopefully starting the back mountain tomorrow been sick all week and resting after work. 

  The  red white & blue unit is very cool, the Hiawatha cars too... but together like that, it stalled my brain once the observation car rolled past .

At least it was behind a diesel I actually like a lot .

(ya know, you've likely named it, but"AK Noise" wouldn't be a bad dragster name either. ... there's always the next incarnation  )

(and youtube played upside-down today. Still hit and miss there and I'm on a different device now; I used to figure it was local IP servers, but those aren't involved anymore; youtube just hates me )

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Adriatic posted:

  The  red white & blue unit is very cool, the Hiawatha cars too... but together like that, it stalled my brain once the observation car rolled past .

At least it was behind a diesel I actually like a lot .

(ya know, you've likely named it, but"AK Noise" wouldn't be a bad dragster name either. ... there's always the next incarnation  )

(and youtube played upside-down today. Still hit and miss there and I'm on a different device now; I used to figure it was local IP servers, but those aren't involved anymore; youtube just hates me )

The Milwaukee 156 is pretty cool at the time we couldn’t find anything else to pull the cars the steam engine is on the shelve needs a board.. a lot of the Milwaukee cars exist still so it’s kinda fictional fun idea. Next layout we’ll have the steam engine updated probably and have an electric maybe too.  

Ha dragster don’t have a name besides my 1st child. If we ever get another will my fiancé’s ride so will be our 2nd child cause our dog is our 1st lol. 

Just saw this thread.  I guess I have been skimming the general threads too much and missing the neat things going on in this part of the forum and scenery forums. So, a belated congrats on an interesting layout and I really like seeing trains on  that bridge expanse. 

pennsynut posted:

Just saw this thread.  I guess I have been skimming the general threads too much and missing the neat things going on in this part of the forum and scenery forums. So, a belated congrats on an interesting layout and I really like seeing trains on  that bridge expanse. 

Thanks. I only post here November to March lol  I’m way to busy in the The warm months to get to they Layout. This spring hopefully just adding details is left.   Only a few bare spots are left then going to see what needs an update and details.  

Got this awesome atlas O car last night 

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So last night I put ground cover over the last bare spot kinda a landmark day..  have one area to update then the search to add every detail possible and paint under the track on lift bridge.

We have no room for any expansion what so ever. There’s only room in the heater room for a shelve. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...A0&feature=share

Just found your thread - nice work on the layout! Looks good and runs well. Some nice scenic detail all around like the cracked asphalt.

I am not a fan of the burning switch tower - negativity in a very positive layout - but, it's a reality check.

Thanks for posting the new update

Merry Christmas to you and Dad - that's the best part - having the time together doing this

Carl

Arctic Railroad

Moonman posted:

Just found your thread - nice work on the layout! Looks good and runs well. Some nice scenic detail all around like the cracked asphalt.

I am not a fan of the burning switch tower - negativity in a very positive layout - but, it's a reality check.

Thanks for posting the new update

Merry Christmas to you and Dad - that's the best part - having the time together doing this

Thank you! Yeah it’s fun the last he’s been working 2nd shift so I rarely see him but Monday he was home for the last ground cover. 

 Merry Christmas you too. 

 

Just a Quick Update, been Super busy with so many things the past month and now back to layout focus somewhat.

Some changes in the track plan are going to happen this week and Some Orange Boxes will be coming in at the local store For my father..  Buying them boxes made us finally commit to an important  track change. So sometime saturday will have  an extra loop and three will all be 072 and bigger.

For now i am going to leave a new camera angle since getting a new tripod for close up track side views.

 

Kon112H posted:

Some changes in the track plan are going to happen this week and Some Orange Boxes will be coming in at the local store For my father..  Buying them boxes made us finally commit to an important  track change. So sometime saturday will have an extra loop and three will all be 072 and bigger.

 

Great layout, nice video. Surprised that "Orange boxes" require larger diameter curves

BobbyD posted:
Kon112H posted:

Some changes in the track plan are going to happen this week and Some Orange Boxes will be coming in at the local store For my father..  Buying them boxes made us finally commit to an important  track change. So sometime saturday will have an extra loop and three will all be 072 and bigger.

 

Great layout, nice video. Surprised that "Orange boxes" require larger diameter curves

Thanks!  Well we want to make he changes for multiple reasons and I hate seeing Scale passenger cars 054.  

pennsynut posted:

Just saw this thread.  I guess I have been skimming the general threads too much and missing the neat things going on in this part of the forum and scenery forums. So, a belated congrats on an interesting layout and I really like seeing trains on  that bridge expanse. 

Yes, it is easy to skim the general threads, or only look at the Recent Posts column too much!  Andrew has been doing a great job here on this one!

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