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I ran in to two forum members/readers at a LHS this weekend (and I apologize i am terrible with names and I forgot) and one reminded me I had promised in a thread a few weeks ago to post pictures of my layout. My layout is smaller than many I visit and see here, but I have a lot of fun and frankly it is all I can really handle. 

 

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Great looking layout, Lee.  Thanks for sharing your work and your memories.

 

I'm amazed that you have used only two switches in all of that sprawling layout!  I'm slowly amassing what I need in HO to create an "around the walls" layout with an urban switching theme within a room only 9'6" x 12"9" (plus a 2' x 9' 6" closet)... and my track plan has already used around 50 switches!!!

 

Anyway, good work!

Last edited by laming
Originally Posted by laming:

Great looking layout, Lee.  Thanks for sharing your work and your memories.

 

I'm amazed that you have used only two switches in all of that sprawling layout!  I'm slowly amassing what I need in HO to create an "around the walls" layout with an urban switching theme within a room only 9'6" x 12"9" (plus a 2' x 9' 6" closet)... and my track plan has already used around 50 switches!!!

 

Anyway, good work!

I had 22 switches on the layout eight years ago, and a nice trainyard.  However, I never operated them: I like to set locos moving and let them cruise for hours, so when I rebuilt it I removed all.  The two I have are not "operable" in the normal sense: they are remote control Fastrack switches but I cut the control cable at the switched - I have one at the head of the reversing loop on each end of Loop 2, where is anti-derailing feature operates as the train comes back around the other direction.  

Your creativity and inventiveness are to be applauded!  I am always amazed at how you take what some would condsider big risks in kitbashing and locomotive modifications to come up with one of a kind models that suit you needs.  They always seem to work out beautifully.  You're a great operating "model" railroader in my book.  Your detailed how to/progess update posts are also much appreciated.

What a layout and presentation of it. Your imagination and creativity is just amazing. Very well thought out and well done. Every square inch of space is used very wisely, including in the workshop.  Nothing looks just right, with nothing over done. It's a great layout and great setup you have there. Some of the stories you have to go along with the detectives are great too, lots more imagination there. And the best part is that you are enjoying it all and sharing it with us!  

"Either way you get your dog back." Best layout signage ever.

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OK, your layout: it's too nice and too neat. It's too well done to occupy only very little more space than my backyard "train building" (mine is 12X24), because I always make the "...if I only had more room..." excuse. (In my defense, I do not have the eve-space and my "workshop" must share the 12X24 room with the layout.) The layout is complete, so far as I can see, and mine...isn't (understatement of the millennium).

 

Where, oh where have i gone wrong?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee, your layout has untold stories throughout its square feet. I love your puns and use of all of the detectives. I too have multiple vignettes on my layout and as you well know, add so much to the layout and makes the visitor look at the entire layout so as not to miss any little detail. Thank you for sharing it.

Have always thought you had about the most fun with trains than anyone. You have proved the point once again. So nice to see your talent and story lines all in one post. Have always been inspired by your tacky trailer park scenes and have started one myself, so thanks for the inspiration. 

 

Jerrman

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