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    Model Railroaders

    From another thread it appears there are a few Model Railroaders on here.

    This is my 2nd layout, is approximately 16x18, but will grow to 22x28 in the near future as I'm finishing my basement and one whole side is dedicated to the trains. My kids love running them as I'm working on the layout. All started way back in 1978 when my Dad gave me my first set when I was 5 (I still have that set in running order)

    Here are some overall pictures of the layout while being constructed. Maximum grade is 2.7% inside the helix which is used to climb from one level to another. Enjoy
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 010212 American Hardware.JPG   062512 Overall SW Corner2.JPG   062512 Overall viewing NE corner2.JPG   062512 Overall NW Corner.JPG   092811 Climg to Yard2.jpg  

    041012 Ore Train 2738 Crossing plate bridge.JPG   041012 Staging.JPG   102710 Glacier Gravel 5.JPG  
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    Looks amazing! I have many good memories with my father and model trains.

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    This deserves a "You suck" because I'm officially jealous. That's cool!!!
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    41 years young and I still like playing with my toys.
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    We used to do the old slot car tracks, there was a place in Irving that had a place to race. I love the trains a well!

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    Are you kidding? I have a big 'ol box full of parts and cars!

    One of the members, rrmccabe, has in his signature, "a hobby that cost money, sign me up" or something similar. I guess we think alike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    This deserves a "You suck" because I'm officially jealous. That's cool!!!
    X2. But seriously cool. I will admit I miss it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesetrain View Post
    X2. But seriously cool. I will admit I miss it.
    Once I expand this will be a true multi-level layout. Continuous running around the perimeter on the upper level (mainly farm scenes, etc.) and more mountainous/city type scenery on the lower. I have a 4' long ore dock that I have to build and will have a waterfront area that will take about 12-16' in length.

    I need to sketch up the expansion and I'll post the layout plan.

    Check this one out - this is in the basement of one of my father's train buddies. You can see videos on youtube - search Andy Keeney's Nashville Road. With all of the rolling stock, controls, etc. it wouldn't surprise me if this guy is into 6 figures spent (full computer control/dispatch)

    4 levels point to point operation. It takes a train running at scale speed 30 minutes to run from end to end without stopping. During operating sessions they'll have 20-25 people running trains, yards, etc. It's run just like a real RR with timetables, waybills, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sstlaure View Post
    Once I expand this will be a true multi-level layout. Continuous running around the perimeter on the upper level (mainly farm scenes, etc.) and more mountainous/city type scenery on the lower. I have a 4' long ore dock that I have to build and will have a waterfront area that will take about 12-16' in length.

    I need to sketch up the expansion and I'll post the layout plan.

    Check this one out - this is in the basement of one of my father's train buddies. You can see videos on youtube - search Andy Keeney's Nashville Road. With all of the rolling stock, controls, etc. it wouldn't surprise me if this guy is into 6 figures spent (full computer control/dispatch)

    4 levels point to point operation. It takes a train running at scale speed 30 minutes to run from end to end without stopping. During operating sessions they'll have 20-25 people running trains, yards, etc. It's run just like a real RR with timetables, waybills, etc.

    Now I'm jealous. Six figures easy. When I first got into model railroading I was buying locomotives for 20 bucks, cars for 3. Now a brass model of a 4884 Northern steam engine can top 500 easy!!! I've seen HO scale steam locomotives with sound for over 1500 bucks!!! For what it's worth, the digital command control setups are so cool. The layout in the pictures shows a pretty close depiction of what I had planned.
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    Great thread and thanks for sharing!
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