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DUTCH VALLEY TERMINAL R.R.
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 Posted: Mon Oct 10th, 2016 05:52 pm
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My Dutch Valley Terminal Railroad once filled a 14' x 16' room in our previous home. Then we downsized to a twin home. This thread will cover the rebuilding of the Dutch Valley layout in my new 13' x 18' train room.

My interests have always included narrow gauge railroads, notably, any thing with a gauge smaller than 2'. I decided to reduce the Dutch Valley to only fill half the room and build a Gn15 layout (APPETITE MINE) to fill the remaining space.

The Dutch Valley will be 24"x5' along one wall and 12"x12' along another wall then 16"x4' along a third wall. A 3'x 8' peninsula coming off the 5' wall completes the layout.

The downtown retail section, 3'x8', seen in this picture, is the only part of the old layout I was able to save. The remainder of the layout will be new construction, already under way.
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This is the opposite side of the downtown retail area. Bradly's Department Store is replacing a older building and needs finishing and a basement wall treatment.
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Looking the other direction.  Larry G

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The rebuilding process started with mounting the two 3'x4' sections of the downtown area on legs. Each leg has leveling bolts in the bottom. The sections were bolted together. The framing is made of 1"x4" boards with 1/2" plywood along each side for track work. Then 3 1/2" of extruded foam insulation was used to build up the street level area. Plastic sheet was glued in place over the entire building area. Then, plastic locating blocks and sidewalks were glued in place for each building. This creates a sort of plugin system to keep each building in proper alignment. Notice the pencil lines in the street. These represent future streetcar tracks.

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Another view of the downtown sections before buildings were installed.  Larry

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Extensive remodeling is necessary at this end of the downtown modules.  Larry

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A higher view of the remodel area... Larry

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Hi Larry.

My jaw is a couple of inches off the carpet !

Streetcars as well !

AWESOME !!

:moose:

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Larry, you seem to be moving right along!

Keep up the good work!

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