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    • August 18, 2018 9:59 AM EDT
    • It is also rather impressive on the outside...

    • August 18, 2018 8:22 AM EDT
    • John Le Forestier said:

      All this indoor work looks like a fine installation.  ...Looking forward to coming for my first visit to see the whole railroad soon......

      And bring your hiking gear................

    • August 18, 2018 7:37 AM EDT
    • All this indoor work looks like a fine installation.  ...Looking forward to coming for my first visit to see the whole railroad soon......

    • August 16, 2018 10:35 AM EDT
    • Great pics!  Looks good!  Be nice to give it a try at the September Ops.  On the 15th and 16th of September.  Its coming quick.

    • August 16, 2018 9:11 AM EDT
    • Sean, on that lower level, I am using a 1/4 inch foam insulation.. It comes as an accordion package (2 ft by 4 ft) from Lowes or Home Depot...  

      I paint it with a dark gray Primer paint, then staple it to the plywood base..  Use it to deaden the sound of running on plain plywood..



    • August 16, 2018 6:31 AM EDT
    • What material are you using between the tracks and the table top ? Man that's looking real nice Andy !

    • August 15, 2018 11:08 PM EDT
    • Again, I always love to see pics of this RR!! Thanks. Great job.

    • August 15, 2018 7:04 PM EDT
    • Tell Jane the sky is taking shape. The pics show the progression of steps 

    • August 15, 2018 6:46 PM EDT
    • Started on the Peninsula in the basement and have been working on the lower level freight yard extension for Outside Ops sessions..

      Below on the right is the start of the 10 ft diameter half circle to connect with other side of the Peninsula..


      Below picture is the left half of that half circle which connects it to the newer 20ft long yard..



      Below shows the area for the freight car part of the yard..  5 tracks on the right is for freight car storage and the far left track is for the lead

      to the RDC's and Business passenger car storage..


      Below shows the switch configuration  and the RDC/Business passenger car storage..


      With that being almost completed it just about finishes off the freight yard tracks for the lower level..  There is a slight more work to be done with the tables to make easier access to some switches and such..

    • July 27, 2018 1:41 PM EDT
    • I wondered when you'd have to build curved engines and cars to 'git around'?

      A new take on the rubber scale?

    • July 27, 2018 12:55 PM EDT
    • Well I have to admit when I've screwed up, and I have screwed it up. I have to cry uncle and admit I made the curves on this way too tight, almost nothing will run on it without eventually derailing. On my previous pizzas the diameter of the circles was 21" at the centerline. This one is more like less than 19" maybe closer to 18", it make a massive difference on which cars/engines and how they move around it. So this one the track is going to have to be pulled up and try again, if I can get more track. I dont mind this Gargraves stuff but second time around if I use it, I'm going to remove 2/3s of the ties just for appearances. I'm also going to have to rework the foam so I can get 22" diameter onto it, 23" would be even better. Oh well, so it goes.

    • July 20, 2018 7:44 AM EDT
    • Turface MVP

      This is a bagged product for baseball fields

      I found it in my local farm supply store, in 40# bags

      I also use it a mulch and pathways on my ground level garden layout



    • July 20, 2018 6:53 AM EDT
    • Oil dry I believe is cheaper than kitty litter.


    • July 20, 2018 6:51 AM EDT
    • Kitty litter ..

    • July 20, 2018 1:08 AM EDT
    • I'm planning on testing/using Oil Dry on my indoor layout.  I like the look that Ty (fockewulf37) achieved using that product.  Instead of white glue I'm going to initially try a product like Mulchlock though don't know if it's appropriate or not. 

    • July 20, 2018 12:38 AM EDT
    • Pearlite.

    • July 19, 2018 5:48 PM EDT
    • Hi All,

      Looking for some help, I need a Lite weight ballast for our new club Modular layout, I don't want to go with real rock because of weight issues, but saw other layouts at the ECLSTS and wondered what they used any info would be of great help.

      I've been a lurker but coming out of the shadows for this info.



    • July 18, 2018 8:25 PM EDT
    • Dad tell mom to check out "Joe Mural" on youtube and good luck!

      I still want the $20 you owe me and then some ..........

    • July 18, 2018 8:14 PM EDT
    • As easy as they seem clouds are very difficult to paint. Bonus is mom is doing them on a wall not a ceiling