Skip to main content

John, both of my thumbs are arthritic……..ratcheting crimpers are a great help.

Peter

Hi John, Peter,  I needed to look up what "lever nuts" were, so did a google search and found these, which were what I used when I rewired my layout last year. LOL  Really allows for having a well organized wiring system under the layout. 

Peter, congrats in getting your layout to this operational milestone, really enjoyed following your progress, THanks for sharing, Best, Dave

Attachments

Images (1)
  • mceclip0
@leapinlarry posted:

@Putnam Division, Peter, this is a great milestone, from a complete top floor remodel, new floors, new shelves, (Painting/Ceiling work)  new model railroad table bench work, a fantastic track plan, now, and this sets the pace for setting up blocks, beginning scenery, and Question, what will you be using as an outside guard rail around  the layout and will you have a skirt around the layout to hide your wiring and boxes? Your wiring friend did excellent work, the trains in the video below run flawlessly…. It’s a Wow… Congratulations on a spectacular train room…. Happy Railroading Everyone

No guard rails…..I seldom run greater than 20-30 s mph.

I will have a skirt…..probably similar to the group modular layouts….

IMG_0497

Attachments

Images (1)
  • IMG_0497
Last edited by Putnam Division

@Putnam Division, Peter, thank you for the clarification, the green curtain will be very nice, I’m surprised about your not going to use a outside border rail as even at slow speeds things can happen especially if you run conventional trains. I know an outside border it isn’t a must have, I’m simply a safety nut. Your train room area, Your personal man cave to enjoy your beautiful collection is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Also, @NJCJOE’s layout, is also a  very beautiful layout is also coming together so beautifully and now his O gauge trains are running. Both of these layouts show great track plans, lots of proper planning, both in climate controlled environments, both with lots of room for folks to enjoy what I call, Beautiful model train Eye Candy. Thanks or all of the updates. Happy Railroading Everyone

Last edited by leapinlarry

Nothing big.......just moving buildings around to see where they might fit. I still have three Buildings Unlimits city structures to build as well as two from River Leaf Models. Then, I have some 2 and 3 story Lionel 'built ups" if I need them.

I'm trying to "double up" the Walthers building fronts to see if I can add some depth to the scene.

Nothing definte here, just getting ideas.....sidewalks, streets, green areas, alleyways are all in the future.....

39C57AEB-BD7F-4363-BA68-1A042DD640DBD34C77C4-F2B6-40ED-B890-F41B602914CF1E2C61F2-0762-4E93-B3E2-9D1E618C44E8155A880B-ACC8-4D58-AFF6-502B8AA7E238

Have a great week.

Peter

Attachments

Images (4)
  • 39C57AEB-BD7F-4363-BA68-1A042DD640DB
  • D34C77C4-F2B6-40ED-B890-F41B602914CF
  • 1E2C61F2-0762-4E93-B3E2-9D1E618C44E8
  • 155A880B-ACC8-4D58-AFF6-502B8AA7E238
Last edited by Putnam Division

Speaking of Andre, I just started another of his kits that I bought in 2016.  His website is still running with downloadable instructions for his kits.  I didn’t realize he had so many, though I bought 4 myself.  Andre made custom signs for two of my buildings.  You did a fine job on your Woolworth’s, Peter.  I don’t know why I didn’t buy Woolworth’s when I first learned of it.  I miss Andre’s posts as well.

IMO, that pleated Kelly Green skirt is the most attractive train table skirt I've ever seen.

Arnold,

My wife volunteered to make the skirts for the club modules about 10 years ago. They're her own design and the comment is appreciated. The club's added additional modules over the years but my wife retired from making any more. We now use  local seamstresses following the original design.

Ken

@dorfj2 posted:

I always liked this one

Is anyone still making it ??? - his stuff was beautiful

I do not think anyone has picked up his designs…i would think that if anyone picked up his designs, they would let the O gauge forums know……..if anyone knows something, please share it……

I believe that structure is a model of an N&W fright station and it is a beauty!

Peter

Peter, I finally got through this thread of your layout build.  It's a magnificent project and a fabulous build and great use of resources, thank you for sharing your journey!  It has inspired me to get moving on laying some track on my languishing layout.

Backing up a bit, how did you guys mount the transfer table underneath the layout to make it level with the layout surface?  I have the Ross 36" 10 stop table and that motor on the side makes it cumbersome to fit the opening.

@Traindiesel posted:

Peter, I finally got through this thread of your layout build.  It's a magnificent project and a fabulous build and great use of resources, thank you for sharing your journey!  It has inspired me to get moving on laying some track on my languishing layout.

Backing up a bit, how did you guys mount the transfer table underneath the layout to make it level with the layout surface?  I have the Ross 36" 10 stop table and that motor on the side makes it cumbersome to fit the opening.

Brian……..let me shoot some detailed pics and put something together.

Peter

Really enjoy the updates.  Your layout is looking great!

catching up on your updates, I have a couple of comments.  First, you must have sent your flying squirrels over to Goochland.  I had to take my wood burning stove apart twice in June for a pair that kept trying to find a way in through the stove chimney.

Second, now I know where to go to get tips on building the River Leaf kit.  I have the same kit, but it’s a S.S. Kresge Co. version.  My great grandfather job was to travel around the East Coast opening new stores for Kresge.

@Traindiesel posted:

Thank you Peter, I appreciate it!

Brian......I trust this will answer your question............

I'll start off with cutting out the hole. I changed Mianne Benchwork bracing from a 2x2 hole to a 2x3 hole in the area where the Transfer Table was going to go.

This is January when the gang came over for the "drop in". Like I have said on many occasions, it's great to be in a group where the cumulative knowlwdge and skill sets of the members are pooled to accomplish projects......I am very blessed to have such skilled and generous associates.....

E6BC6503-2BFD-42A1-B64E-591A10AE7F7589646030-9F61-43F1-9F88-E7D9621C646D61160D86-DFD1-4D99-B23B-529D4EB1D1D5BDB8210D-A0E8-4510-96F6-D72B607F76C1071BE2FA-68E3-423E-BD09-203FAF773780FC78D0AC-C70C-46E9-AE8A-DE144C1F72DCFEDB91A8-A6F8-4D96-B4CA-8EDF57EE9A0AF2CE2405-9D9D-48EA-8D8A-A91495CC7B54

Here's what Tom (Gilly@N&W) came up with.....two 1x3 48" boards paced along the long side of the opening.....then, eight 1x2 pieces of wood. Four of the scewed into the Transfer Table base and four of them into the support beam. A Krieg tool was used to make the screw holes.

The leveling screws were placed in as you can see them and the Transfer Table box was leveled. What follows are variuos shots from different angles......

425B52A3-0377-412F-9F57-E8798C0F5725956112D6-9642-43C7-B208-BF55EBE093B11F5D4379-3485-4443-98A1-57001B5D0C31CA09902E-3497-4ECA-84A5-F22D81B6CE9901A529E6-236E-486A-8C70-95E2C64CD6AD1E3D97A9-D9B5-43C6-BC59-50C2F5CACD7F6C0429DF-A951-4921-B67D-19B9B6324A67B7B135FA-6A50-420E-8DBF-3AB0CA9B0D9F58E646A6-E97E-4050-AB7E-8CD27C2D9816AF0E5816-9C34-4D06-9935-4C8590824692

I'm sure you will agree that Tom's engineering work was masterful!

Peter

Attachments

Images (19)
  • E6BC6503-2BFD-42A1-B64E-591A10AE7F75
  • 89646030-9F61-43F1-9F88-E7D9621C646D
  • 61160D86-DFD1-4D99-B23B-529D4EB1D1D5
  • BDB8210D-A0E8-4510-96F6-D72B607F76C1
  • 071BE2FA-68E3-423E-BD09-203FAF773780
  • FC78D0AC-C70C-46E9-AE8A-DE144C1F72DC
  • FEDB91A8-A6F8-4D96-B4CA-8EDF57EE9A0A
  • F2CE2405-9D9D-48EA-8D8A-A91495CC7B54
  • 425B52A3-0377-412F-9F57-E8798C0F5725
  • 956112D6-9642-43C7-B208-BF55EBE093B1
  • 1F5D4379-3485-4443-98A1-57001B5D0C31
  • CA09902E-3497-4ECA-84A5-F22D81B6CE99
  • 01A529E6-236E-486A-8C70-95E2C64CD6AD
  • 1E3D97A9-D9B5-43C6-BC59-50C2F5CACD7F
  • 6C0429DF-A951-4921-B67D-19B9B6324A67
  • B7B135FA-6A50-420E-8DBF-3AB0CA9B0D9F
  • 58E646A6-E97E-4050-AB7E-8CD27C2D9816
  • AF0E5816-9C34-4D06-9935-4C8590824692
  • D7164D80-4D92-4970-981F-A1DFB97EE87B
Last edited by Putnam Division

Thank you for all the kind comments……however, I want to thank OGR Magazine for providing this Forum…… it was 23 years ago today when I joined on a “dial up” computer. I can say with some truth that if it wasn’t for this outstanding Forum, I probably would not know many of you……

The number of friends I have made and people that I have become acquainted with over the years, has truly transformed my O Gauge experience. I sincerely thank the owners and staff of OGR ( both past and present)……….you guys have made the experience of O Gauge great!

Peter

Last edited by Putnam Division

Add Reply

Post

OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
800-980-OGRR (6477)
www.ogaugerr.com

×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×