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In this sellers market, I would have been crazy to not sell. Problem is, I had a 22'-6" garage and the new house down to 20'! Heartbreaking to moving what I put my blood sweat and tears into, but it had to be done. Here is the new design. This time however, I'm using the entire garage of 20'x20'.

The good side of it is, I learned so much building the Gomez and Rogue Mountain Railroad, that the GRMRR 2.0 will be even better!!

Looking forward to comments on the design. See the attached.

My previous posts have vids of the the 1st go round but I've attached some to this post to show how great it was.

Even though I only finished the benchwork and laying the track, it's still worth a look...I think...I hope...anyway...

On to the new!!

I suppose the idea I'm trying to express most is, you can build whatever you want.

Lionnnn  (that name has NOTHING to do with Lionel trains)


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I am in a similar situation, we close on a house end of August and after we move I will fix up my current place and sell it in the fall.

Soon I have to start taking down my 12 x 16 layout.  Fortunately when I built the current layout I had (12) 2x3 tables for the base (and I never did scenery) so at least I can setup a temp layout until I have the basement finished.

If anybody lives out near Winchester, VA send me a note

Hello All,

Thanks for all the responses. I'll do my best to address them all. Here goes.

Mark, thanks for the positive encouragement as always! I've attached the SCARM track plan and a separate one with the lower loop in yellow by itself. It's a 3rd independent loop.

DCtransit, minimum on the 3 loops (2 track mainline in red and blue and lower loop in yellow) minimum 081. It was tricky for a number of reasons. All the 081's have a 1 090 transition. The 2 track mainline is 4 1/2" o.c.  All the 090's have a 099 transition. The yards and station are minimum 072. This is primarily a passenger train display layout and most of my cars are 21". Ya just gotta have wide sweeping curves...

aussteve, yes. I am going to salvage most or all of the elevated 2 track mainline and incorporate what I can into the new design. Easier said than done, but I'll make it work where I can.

Bill, truly heartbreaking after all the work. However, the grades on the new one are a bit less steep. Big plus. Also, The GRMRR was the 1st layout I've built in 30 years AND my 1st O gauge. Learned a lot so the 1200 will be even better.

Dave, Please forgive the 'misleading' title. Actually, I did keep it. However, some major remodeling will be forthcoming. I'll reuse 90%+ of the benchwork (legs, girders and grid) and most all of the track. Most is sectional and screwed to the homasote so fairly easy to disassemble. I'll lose some of the plywood and homasote but those are the breaks. I actually did build it to move it. Two sections: 22'-6"x6'-8" and 22'-6"x5'-8" bolted together. Also, I join the track close to the benchwork seams. Just didn't think it would be moved so soon. Currently in storage and to be moved to the new house (see the photos). Lots of work to be done.

Strugglinman, Just be methodical and don't hurry. Mark the connection points. keep a log and take photos.

What I really need is some direction on how to wire this thing. I have a new Z-WL and an older model TMCC remote. However, I want to use functioning block signals and am in the dark as to to how to do it.

I'll post as I go...might be a couple months before any real progress. I'll keep updating.

My actual handle is 'Rogue Trains'. Lionnnn has nothing to do with Lionel trains. nuf said.



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