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 Posted: Sun Feb 12th, 2012 07:32 pm
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I have been modeling in N Scale since 1969 and after building and operating several layouts and several house moves later it was time to start over. This new layout started life in October 1994 and is based loosely on the Santa Fe in Kansas and Oklahoma during 1986.

The room was ripped apart as to the previous layout and all walls were lined as too the ceiling. The ceiling was lined with industrial grade 5 ply so I could mount my lights and valances anywhere they need ed to go. All corners are curved to give the effect of the layout just going on.

The room is 20ft x 14ft (first version as it was extended much later)

The layout is built on L Girder left over from previous versions with cabinet grade 5 ply for the road bed. Track is weathered ME code 55 with ME #6 turnouts highly modified. The main line sits on two layers of 3mm cork with the passing sidings on 5 mm and the industrial lines on 3mm.

Tortoise switch motors are used on all turnouts with the frog wired for good electrical contact.











I'll add more stuff as days go by.

Rod.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 12th, 2012 09:45 pm
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Looks very nice Rod. I like the black facia

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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2012 04:57 pm
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Here are a few more constuction shots





Very early on in constuction. Please excuse the images they are scanned from negatives.

Augusta before any scenery.








Better images are not to far off. Thats it for today.

Rod.

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Looks good, cant wait for more pics

I really like the track plan, simple with plenty of operations but also some good runs

Last edited on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 09:02 pm by Cody Case

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 Posted: Sun Feb 19th, 2012 04:52 pm
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Hi Cody

I have been trying to download some of the later images however I have used my Cannon 400D for most and the images are too big for the forum to handle so I will get to make some smaller to post. The track plan above is how the layout started. In 2009 I obtained permission from my financial controller (missus) to extend the shed. It is now half as big again 20 x 20 in total and a lot more room for my operating crew (11 guys) to mingle in.





Flynn yard was moved out with the new wall and the town of Guthrie was built.

Rod.

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Here is the completed town of Augusta. One of two main yards as the railroad is operated point to point.








I painted, decaled and weathered the Kodachrome units.

Rod.

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This image is at the Right hand end of Augusta where the trains head to

Udall.


Now under the highway


and the elevator at Udall. All of the stairways were etched by a good friend.




Rod.

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This house sits between Udall and the town of Winfield.











The two bay hoppers are sitting beside Winfield Cement waiting to be picked up by the local that will take them to Hackney or Guthrie and return with empties.

Rod.

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If you donĀ“t mention before, I think is H0. Amazing work!! So, you have now two layouts? N and 0n30?



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Rod,

Awesome layout. :thumb::thumb::thumb:



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