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KEEP MOVING AND DON'T MAKE EYE CONTACT !    



Jerry

Anything bigger than that size will require too much maintenance and concentration for my attention span ...

No googly eyes at other members? 🤪

I'll do my best to not look anybody straight in the eyes...

Eyes for trains only ...

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I found a way to make my 4x8 look bigger! Got this from an old MR article.



This is the  cutting diagram of a single 4x8 sheet and how it would then be rearranged to make a 6x7 layout base.

Cutting diagram



This is the track plan I came up with.

Magma RR Rev J



I will be using all K-line super snap/shadow rail track and switches as I have all the sections and switches needed.

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Finally earning my Charter Membership.  Freed up enough space in the spare room and finally fabricated the 4x8 table for the layout.  IMG_0583It's a Tri-ply/foam sandwich sitting a top a folding dinning table.  Some light brown/tan paint as a base coat maybe some darker brown spray paint to ad some depth of color.  I believe I will be rotating scenes so I'm not sure if I'll be painting or scenicing the tabletop itself.  Now to come up with a track plan.  Maybe one of the ones Jerry posted earlier or maybe Ken H has something that will work for me.  I would like two loops a passing siding and some spurs.  I also foresee a partial upper level for a small city scene.  Updates to follow.

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@coach joe posted:

Finally earning my Charter Membership.  Freed up enough space in the spare room and finally fabricated the 4x8 table for the layout.  IMG_0583It's a Tri-ply/foam sandwich sitting a top a folding dinning table.  Some light brown/tan paint as a base coat maybe some darker brown spray paint to ad some depth of color.  I believe I will be rotating scenes so I'm not sure if I'll be painting or scenicing the tabletop itself.  Now to come up with a track plan.  Maybe one of the ones Jerry posted earlier or maybe Ken H has something that will work for me.  I would like two loops a passing siding and some spurs.  I also foresee a partial upper level for a small city scene.  Updates to follow.

Congrats Joe! Looking forward to what you build. Welcome to the 48 Club.

👍👍👍😁😁😁

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@coach joe posted:

Finally earning my Charter Membership.  Freed up enough space in the spare room and finally fabricated the 4x8 table for the layout.  IMG_0583It's a Tri-ply/foam sandwich sitting a top a folding dinning table.  Some light brown/tan paint as a base coat maybe some darker brown spray paint to ad some depth of color.  I believe I will be rotating scenes so I'm not sure if I'll be painting or scenicing the tabletop itself.  Now to come up with a track plan.  Maybe one of the ones Jerry posted earlier or maybe Ken H has something that will work for me.  I would like two loops a passing siding and some spurs.  I also foresee a partial upper level for a small city scene.  Updates to follow.

Looks like a good start Joe... welcome back to the slippery slope

P.S. interesting choice of art in your garage!!!

@Apples55 posted:

Looks like a good start Joe... welcome back to the slippery slope

P.S. interesting choice of art in your garage!!!

It's by Mucha, a Czechoslovakian artist.  My wife is originally from Czechoslovakia, and bought that for her mom about 25 years ago.  Now that my mother-in-law is living with my daughter there's no room for it.  My wife had it in a consignment shop down here in SC, that recently closed.  I put it on the wall to get it out of my way. 

It's not calling to you the way trains do is it?

@coach joe posted:

It's by Mucha, a Czechoslovakian artist.  My wife is originally from Czechoslovakia, and bought that for her mom about 25 years ago.  Now that my mother-in-law is living with my daughter there's no room for it.  My wife had it in a consignment shop down here in SC, that recently closed.  I put it on the wall to get it out of my way.

It's not calling to you the way trains do is it?

I like Mucha, myself.  Out of curiosity, what was she asking on it? 

Mitcha

@RSJB18 posted:

How goes Jerry? Haven't heard from you for a while.

I'm still around. Have a lot on my plate lately with the new job and settling my dads estate leaving little time for things I had to do let alone things I wanted to do and truth be told for a while there I lost interest in trains to the point I was seriously thinking about selling them off. Even the 48 Club felt like something I had to do and not something that was fun. In hind sight I probably shouldn't have dismantled my old layout until I was ready to rebuild so I would have at least had the ability to run trains and kept my interest up but that's water under the bridge. Yesterday I ordered my annual Lionel and MTH Christmas boxcars (kinda sucks that MTH doesn't have a traditional one this year but it is what it is) and I picked up a 36" hollow core door from Home Depot to at least give me something to work on and try a few new ideas for the eventual rebuild, I even scored a few more rolls of Life-Likes old style mountain paper!

So I don't know how frequently I'll be on here but I'll try to pop in at least once a week, maybe post a few pics of any progress I might be making on the door layout and bring myself back up to speed with train stuff that's happened over the past few months (I haven't even looked at any catalogs that may have come out during my hiatus).



Jerry

I'm still around. Have a lot on my plate lately with the new job and settling my dads estate leaving little time for things I had to do let alone things I wanted to do and truth be told for a while there I lost interest in trains to the point I was seriously thinking about selling them off. Even the 48 Club felt like something I had to do and not something that was fun. In hind sight I probably shouldn't have dismantled my old layout until I was ready to rebuild so I would have at least had the ability to run trains and kept my interest up but that's water under the bridge. Yesterday I ordered my annual Lionel and MTH Christmas boxcars (kinda sucks that MTH doesn't have a traditional one this year but it is what it is) and I picked up a 36" hollow core door from Home Depot to at least give me something to work on and try a few new ideas for the eventual rebuild, I even scored a few more rolls of Life-Likes old style mountain paper!

So I don't know how frequently I'll be on here but I'll try to pop in at least once a week, maybe post a few pics of any progress I might be making on the door layout and bring myself back up to speed with train stuff that's happened over the past few months (I haven't even looked at any catalogs that may have come out during my hiatus).



Jerry

Great to see you again Jerry!  Life has it's way of interfering with our wants by throwing lots of needs at us.  As I opened this thread this morning I thought how you hadn't answered Rob's post yet and was a little worried.  I'm so glad to read this and to know that you haven't given up on this hobby.  You created this club and gave us a couple of neat logos.  Don't ever think of this as work.  Stop by whenever you can.

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