Jim,

First, very nice Allegheny!  Very nice photos all around!

Photo four!  I would need someone to pull me out if I stayed in there more than 15 minutes these days.  After years of crawling into precarious spots to do electronics work, I guess it is good I finally have a desk job!  

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JACKIEJR, What a gem (epitomized by these two shots) !!!! The furniture-grade benchwork itself, and each vignette being rich in detail and realistic atmosphere, combine to make quite a unique personal statement in our hobby. Congratulations on your success with it.

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

Here's some more photos from my layout.  Click on photos at bottom for captions.  IMG_1920IMG_1930IMG_1951IMG_1933IMG_1943IMG_1965IMG_1971IMG_1824IMG_1749IMG_0223IMG_0228IMG_0244

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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I've posted some of these photos before, but I thought that this thread is an appropriate place to show some of my recent work on my 8'x10' layout.  Grandkids were just here for the first time since I began building the layout this past April and enjoyed the detailed scenes, and especially enjoyed running the trains. One of them (10 years old) used the ipad  (DCS) while the other (8) simultaneously used my Android phone. Ran 3 trains with no glitches. What a blast!

George

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MORE maintenance in the cut.  Had to bring in a Zero Clearance Bobcat excavator to help lay pipe.

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My neighbor, Pete, is the fisherman who is blaming his bad day on all the noise from the work going on in the cut around the bend.

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Matt

 

CEO of the SENHRR - The Live Free or Die RailRoad.

Life is short, play with TRAINS!

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Epiphany is over I suppose.

But one for the road before I finally turn the lights off at the station and watch the caboose roll out.IMG_20170110_185529IMG_20170110_190226

Not soon enough, it will be spring again, and time to fish and play outdoors...Till then even the small trains provide for encouraging daydreams as the fresh snow falls.

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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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Here's a few more shots from my layout, The Free State Junction Railway.IMG_0033IMG_0037IMG_0015IMG_0017IMG_0040IMG_0020IMG_0049IMG_0057IMG_0050IMG_0058IMG_0062IMG_0051IMG_0065IMG_0066IMG_0064IMG_0200IMG_0201IMG_0205IMG_0206IMG_0222IMG_0255

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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I wonder if Pennytrain's crew needs any help...I know an able pair out of work for decades, but fairly experienced in the destruction biz.

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Just don't serve the tall one hot chocolate, no matter how nice he asks...

....Darn it..Where's that mop at?

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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Wait a second....That's a freaking Matador! A metallic gold, pavement floating, curve rolling, 4 people in the front seat, 10mpg  Matador!  Where did you find that?

It makes me want to break out the 8 track tape box before the rust kicks in, Lol.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





ADRIATIC,

  That totaly described  the Matador..lol

It is a 1/43 James Bond car.  It came in a 4 pack that included an AMC Hornet too, a Mercedes, and  a Jaguar.  They are usually on online auction sites.  Wait long enough and youll find one cheap or split up from the 4 pack. My Father (Walt of Western Hobbycraft) had a Matador just like this one.  My Mother drove a Hornet in same copper color.  Dads Matador lasted longer than most due to his annual oil under coating and his weekly AMC Saturday home garage repairs.  Leaks, windows off track, knobs falling off, and electrical issues were common.  Heres is a pic of the Hornet.tmp_22058-20140101_180301633516657

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Adriatic posted:

I wonder if Pennytrain's crew needs any help...I know an able pair out of work for decades, but fairly experienced in the destruction biz.

Just don't serve the tall one hot chocolate, no matter how nice he asks...

....Darn it..Where's that mop at?

Well, way late to the party here but here are mine. A long way to go the bigger one. The small one is to be very simple with a couple more accessories. Got a wild hair few months to build something mostly Postwar. Even all the tubular track is from the Lionel Corp. Spent a lot of time cleaning it up but was worth it. The only thing  modern is the relay running the crossing gate and a block signal. Quick picture too, sorry for the cat box on the floor. 

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Enjoyer of all that is 3 rail

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This is my semi-permanent layout. Will definitely be changing it in the future. Started roughly two years ago. Haven't made much progress since I don't work on it a lot. Still working on the wiring. Have put a few accessories on. My Basement Central Layout. Called J. & S. O. Lines after my wife's parents. I have videos on my youtube channel the link to it is in the signature

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Good idea. Never saw this thread before tonight because it started before I discovered and joined this On-Line Forum.

Mine is a long, narrow, switching layout. First photo shows the layout as you go downstairs entering the playroom in my half basement, and subsequent photos show views as we go from right to left while facing the layout:

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Now, go back to the top photo, and instead of moving towards our left, we will be moving towards our right. The view in the first photo below is to the immediate right of the view in the top photo as we enter the laundry  room in my half basement, and the subsequent photos show views further right:

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As you can see, the layout is accessory laden with scenery, and the focus in the laundry room is baseball and trains, specifically my Popsicle Stick Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds of the1950s. The layout has 2 independently powered and interconnected main lines with a reverse loop at the end of each main line for continuous operation, many 022 switches, and many sidings. Each siding is separately blocked electrically. I recommend having an around the walls layout so one can have backdrops that visually enhance the layout, and enhance photographs and videos of it.

Over the years, I have read many O Gauge train publications including OGR Magazine to which I am a longstanding subscriber. This On-Line Forum is  great resource and tremendously helpful to the hobbyist who aspires to build an advanced layout. Reading a lot has greatly helped me.  Otherwise, I have very limited skills and talent, with very little mechanical aptitude. I think I am pretty good, but not great, at scenery. What I now most enjoy is the scenery and art-related layout  projects.

For me, the best thing about my layout is that the trains really go places, including leaving and entering different rooms, going around the washer/dryer, going up to the furnace, etc., even though I only have a half basement and limited space.

If I can do it, you can do it.

Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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