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Well uh, ahem, that’s really nice, Peter. Lots and lots of wood and benchwork. And I hope it doesn’t get too hot up there for you in the attic.

But what I and I think quite a few others enjoy seeing are “Panoramic Shots of [FINISHED] Layouts.” 😉 So, when you’re done building it, I for one, would really be interested in seeing the finished layout.  

In the meantime, good luck with everything. 😀 👍

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But what I and I think quite a few others enjoy seeing are “Panoramic Shots of [FINISHED] Layouts.” 😉 So, when you’re done building it, I for one, would really be interested in seeing the finished layout.

In the meantime, good luck with everything. 😀 👍

I don't recall "finished" being in the title... If that is what you are looking for, then I need to delete my pics.  I'm nowhere near finished.

Here you go Peter Putnam Division.   I can help out a fellow RR model friend.  Looks good!

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"...I'm nowhere near finished."

Is anybody ever really finished?  I've been playing in this hobby since I was in elementary school, I'm almost 70 now, and don't think I ever truly finished a layout.  That bench work is beautiful, looks like it would hold up something 12 inches to the foot.

@Ron045 posted:

I don't recall "finished" being in the title... If that is what you are looking for, then I need to delete my pics.  I'm nowhere near finished.

Here you go Peter Putnam Division.   I can help out a fellow RR model friend.  Looks good!

OK, then let’s see Panoramic Shots of Layouts from benchwork only to completion. Evidently, anything goes. 🤔

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@ironman1 posted:

Hi Yellowstone,

I liked your video, & would love to see more of the layout! If you don't mind, what is the overall size of the layout?

Joe

Thank you, Joe. Besides the photos taken above, here some more below, including the latest video I just took a few minutes ago. The layout is fairly small at 88 sq. ft., and consists of two 4 x 8 tables and one 4 x 6 table arranged together in a backward "J". I can run only two trains at a time, so change them out every now and then. Tonight I was running two covered wagons, a Santa Fe F7 ABA for the Super Chief and a Union Pacific F3 AB for the freight train.

I'm not into trains as much as many on the forum and have other interests including music (pedal steel guitar) and traveling with the wife. But this little layout, which started as a Polar Express winter layout, has expanded to what it is now and has been up and running for over 10 years. The grandkids love it and I find it relaxing to come down and run the trains, although I'm never down here with them for more than about 15 minutes at a time.

Thanks for your interest.

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@ironman1 posted:

Hi swise, i was wondering about the overall size of your layout, specifically the roundhouse section. I’d love to see more videos or photos highlighting other areas.

Thanks,

Joe

Thanks Joe.  The overall size of the room is 48' x 20'.  But the height at the edges of the 20' dimension are very low, so the walkable area is really 48' x 12'.   It is a room on top of a 4 car garage.  The roundhouse section is around 15' long by 6' wide at the roundhouse.  So the track running around the roundhouse is O72.  Here are a few other videos...

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0KJ0DiRHGbaTq4

And here is a page that links to several albums of photos. 

https://www.aoot.com/T&BCRR/

Cheers!

Here's a shot I took of the famous Tony Lash layout. It appeared in Run 216.

TonyLash_Panorama

It is not perfect because it was done with six separate shots from a digital 35mm camera. I combined them in Photoshop.

But this is only about 2/3 of the layout! There is this huge freight yard behind me!

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