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This article will show how I plan to add plants to the raised road bed. This is the main reason I built the layout the way I did. Plants seem to bring the whole thing to life. There are 2 ways I do this. In the areas that sit close to the ground, like this part, I just cut a slit in the screen, add ...
Part I Part II Part III      OK when we last left this we had just poured the concrete and had designed the cabinet. As I have read back through the last article much has happened so we will get started. The first order of business was to build the yard cabinet. The idea behin...
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I thought I start another log here to make it a bit easier to follow. Part 7 had me working on repairs to the TT pit. I used those "For Rent" signs they sell at Lowes. They bend around the curves easy and Goop works fastening them in place. The veneer goes on top of that. With the veneer attached...
With most of the track work finally done, it was time to move on to all the little things I've been avoiding. First thing I wanted to do was replace the pipe trestle that connected Mancos and Hesperus. While I was at it, I also wanted to broaden the curves on both ends.  And have someth...
Part I Part II   OK so to provide and update. The patio is poured which includes the pad for the yard cabinet. The patio extends across the west side of the house to the south where the layout is.     There were some challenges along the way. The largest issue was the locati...
Part 1   So I kinda like how Ken is doing his article in parts and linking them to then newest one. So I will copy the idea. The links to each will be at the top for quick reference.   Welcome to part two.   Not much has happened physically. Where I last left things is where the...
April 30, 2016: We're getting down to the nitty-gritty here, folks. The last stop on the Rail Road. Porter will be a mining town with a ore tipple and Manufacturing plant and have a "wye" that can be used from either here or Delores. What we finally arrived at for Porter: It will eventually b...
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     Well, first let me say thanks for taking this journey with me. It is with great appreciation I share this with the fine people here on Large Scale Central. This layout will be much more than it would have been without the advice I have received here. It is with the suggestio...
Actually my title for this build log is a bit of a misnomer. I have actually added a few new bits but I do feel like they are just a completion of where I left off previously.    Most of the focus this time out has been on landscaping. I actually only spent about 2 or 3 hours on the rail...
A couple more months have passed and work continues on the main line, phase 1 of my layout build. I still am getting a big kick out of the whole outdoor, backyard, combining hobby with lifestyle aspect of all this. My trackwork is getting better and faster. And even though I am only 60 linear feet ...