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Hi @Conductor Earl, the layout is roughly 26'x12'. Still cleaning up the diagram as I added some sidings and an upper track. There are two loops on the main level. Each loop is powered by a 180 watt Lionel brick. The main yard and engine sidings are on a separate block and powered by a 135 watt Lionel brick. The upper track is run using a Post War ZW transformer as I mainly run conventional engines there. My friend helped me with the benchwork. The table construction is highlighted on his Blog which will give you a better image of the size and such.

https://midnightwoodworking.co...-train-table-part-1/

https://midnightwoodworking.co...-train-table-part-2/

https://midnightwoodworking.co...-train-table-part-3/

https://midnightwoodworking.co...-train-table-part-4/

Coastside Kevin - Very nice layout but as I was watching I was thinking 'access' to your layout might be difficult at times, particularly where the roof joists are quite low.  Not to take away from your layout though, it's great and keep up the good work!  I was just thinking it wouldn't work for an old dinosaur like me. (lol)

Arnold, So you have added orthopedic surgeon to your list of talents. 

I ran the LC Polar Express with snow on the roof last night on the newly set up Christmas layout, reduced version for this year.  I bought it two years ago, and didn't get to run it much.  Last year, I didn't use it as I was recovering from a knee replacement.   After lubing the moving parts, it was a little stiff running, so I was doing a break in run.  I'll get photographs later this month and post here and on christmas layout topics on the Forum.

@PH1975 posted:

Coastside Kevin - Very nice layout but as I was watching I was thinking 'access' to your layout might be difficult at times, particularly where the roof joists are quite low.  Not to take away from your layout though, it's great and keep up the good work!  I was just thinking it wouldn't work for an old dinosaur like me. (lol)

Thanks! Yes, access is always a challenge in the attic, but the benefits of having a big empty space were too good to pass up. I turned 50 this year so definitely feel it in my knees but hope to be able to manage awhile longer. Lately I have noticed it is getting more difficult to reach certain areas, and I attribute that to adding more stuff to the layout. I think it’s maxed out now.

Kevin, I too admire your attic layout!  I was still able to get around well on my knees when I was 50.  Now that I am 64--no way!  Of course a knee that was replaced a year ago doesn't help.  My attic is for storage, and I am having trouble moving around to get things.  I am thinking of getting a creeper to sit on and roll around instead of killing my other knee or gathering splinters in the keister!! 

@RSJB18 posted:

Attic crawling = knee pads. That or I send my 16 YO son in 😁.

That is a neat layout Kevin.

When my wife's grandmother lived in this house, she would send our younger daughter, Holly, to the attic for things.  Holly only lives a mile away, and I have told her some day I will have to be calling her to come over to go into the attic again!!

Now it is knee pad-singular, since I can't put pressure on the fake knee.  I pointed out to my wife Kim, that the right knee pad is much dustier after getting Christmas decorations out, compared to the left knee pad that sits on the shelf. 

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