5C754D57-6751-452B-AF14-C1FDBA4E36CB67D862AD-9976-45FA-9985-2F6D9E56CCC42D3F43AA-CF8E-4767-B512-5D85864978DFThought I would show the progress on this layout build. It’s a cantilever design, no legs on the floor. Started out as a circle around the Christmas tree 1964, will have to post that photo.  

There are a few modern items mixed in, this is a close copy of what Dad and I built in the 70’s, only on a larger scale. And after all these years, I finally figured out that page in the crusty manual titled “multiple train operation”!!! 

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I like that style of support - after the fascia board is installed the table will float nicely!

Are you going all around the room?

it looks about 14' wide. How long is it?

Don't forget to put a few hole in each horizontal board on top to pull wires through.

Carl

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DC0E65B6-9906-4DAB-98CE-804C6411E5EBStandard sheets of plywood were used. On the left are two 4’x8’s, center is one 4’x8’, right is one 4’x8’ plus a partial that is somewhat hidden. There is a closet behind the sheet of plywood on the right. I cut the plywood down to 38” wide, a length I can comfortably reach across for access. The room is roughly 14’ wide by 24’ in length. I could go longer, wanted to leave room for the steps where I was standing, access to the half bath and door leading out to the garage. We do have to keep a level head. As noted above

There will be a 90 degree crossover by the closet and left side for future expansion, a “hinged” bridge on either side, so there is no crawling underneath, if that makes sense. For now it will remain open in the center.

I agree on the holes for pulling the wires, easily done and a few strategically placed buss bars from MTH will help keep things clean.

Opposite the wall on the right is my unfinished utility room/ canned goods/potato’s storage, so I might, and this is a big might, have a small exit in the far corner only to re-enter by the closet. It would be interesting having track running between Mason jars of garden tomato’s, brandied peaches and other specialties. It would have to be sealed off when not in use.

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Sounds like it is well planned. 

Have you considered pulling a hot and common of 12 awg all the way around for a bus and using tap splices? 

Same concept for accessory power of AC and /or DC perhaps in 14 or 16 awg. Accessory controllers can be localized off of a bus power scheme.

100' rolls will do ya...

Pull the wires now before you screw down the deck.

Carl

Arctic Railroad

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