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PETER - Layout progress to date looks great. Don't forget to think about access to all points on the layout. Those derailments are never seem to happen where you can reach them.

Your documentation by photos continues to be a great source of inspiration to us other O gauge railroaders.

The hard-to-reach places will be "scenery only" ........I still might contract the static scenery on lift out.......I'll see down the road.

Peter

Last week, I painted the plywood decking and started getting out the track.....

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Since I got home from DC, I've been busy.....just to see where everything will go before we cut out for the Transfer Table and cut the custom sections.

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Have a great day, everyone!    

I am!

Peter

Building a masterpiece of a layout like this: such excitement, creativity, hard work, joy, fulfillment.

We can follow Peter's progress and think back about all the positive things we felt when we built our own layouts.  Arnold

Last week, I painted the plywood decking and started getting out the track.....



Since I got home from DC, I've been busy.....just to see where everything will go before we cut out for the Transfer Table and cut the custom sections.

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Have a great day, everyone!    

I am!

Peter

Awesome Peter, love the roadbed cutting jig/tool. Also curious, I can't remember if you were going to ballast the track? Are you going to fill in the Rossbed gaps between the tracks even if you ballast the track?

Everything looks great. Pretty soon the New York Central(and other railroads) will be having trial runs to make sure that the track connections and electric are in perfect working order.

@452 Card posted:

Peter,

What is the brand of that small handsaw you are cutting track with?

The picture with the Zona saw shows me cutting the foam RossBed. That is a 14.5' piece of RossBed which I'm cutting down to fit the 10" straight (then, I use the rest to outfit a 3" straight) ......to cut track, I use a Ryobi chop saw with a metal-cutting blade.

Peter

Awesome Peter, love the roadbed cutting jig/tool. Also curious, I can't remember if you were going to ballast the track? Are you going to fill in the Rossbed gaps between the tracks even if you ballast the track?

Everything looks great. Pretty soon the New York Central(and other railroads) will be having trial runs to make sure that the track connections and electric are in perfect working order.

I definitely will ballast.

Peter

@Putnam Division, I see this thread is at the bottom of the list, so, I say, “WOW”, thank you for all the great pictures of Progress in motion, the brown paint certainly shows how hugh your layout is, it’s awesome. Have fun at York, stay safe, have a good breakfast at “Around the Clock Diner”, then go for the gusto at York, a train meet like no other. Happy Railroading Everyone

Post York with all the track and supplies I need....

Been up here working for about 3 hrs and it hardly looks like I've done anything......but actually a lot has been done. In medicine, we have a saying which is our response to the burden of computerization, "death by a thousand paper cuts"......

Well, the layout-building equivalent is Gargraves connector pin punctures. I'm sure everyone cringes a little thinking about them......

I'm at a good stopping point for today.....here are some pics. I also what to say a big "thank you" to all the kind words and encouragement about the layout that I got at York. They are appreciated!

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Have a great day, everyone!

Peter

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Post York with all the track and supplies I need....

Been up here working for about 3 hrs and it hardly looks like I've done anything......but actually a lot has been done. In medicine, we have a saying which is our response to the burden of computerization, "death by a thousand paper cuts"......

Well, the layout-building equivalent is Gargraves connector pin punctures. I'm sure everyone cringes a little thinking about them......

I'm at a good stopping point for today.....here are some pics. I also what to say a big "thank you" to all the kind words and encouragement about the layout that I got at York. They are appreciated!

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Have a great day, everyone!

Peter

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@Brewman1973 posted:

Hi Peter,  really enjoy your updates! You seem to be really close to getting at least one loop of track up and running.  Are you thinking of a target date for that.  I don't think I could wait much longer.

Dave.......no time limit.

I'm spoiled. Just got back from running trains at York. In addition, I have our three modular layouts 6x11 tinplate, 12x15 and 21x43 Atlas O to run on. There is an 11-3 "Halloween Open House" for the public this weekend.

Consequently, I am taking my time. I can stop when I come to an impasse and really think it through. When I'm tired, I can leave in for another day, etc. I can plan for "helpers" when I need them.

Once I get the track down in a generally complete configuration, it will be time to call for helpers. Time to install the Ross 27", 5 stop Transfer Table, make sure the track is straight, assign power and plan the overall wiring.

I am also spoiled that I have skilled helpers who are generous with their time.

In addition, I am currently President of our local modular group. Our busy time is upon us. Starting November 19th, we are committed every weekend (and some weekdays)  for 9 consecutive weeks!

Peter

Peter

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No bridges, no elevations. When I design layouts, I can only think in two directions….

Peter

Is there no water on this purposed layout Peter? No lakes, no ponds, no river? I hope there's a water barrel somewhere collecting rain water if no other water is around. How will the livestock have anything to drink if there's no water? 😉

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