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Michael M
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I too am very impressed with such organized wiring

You actually enjoy wiring?  It's a good thing you can't see the wiring disaster underneath my Lionel layout.

When I worked for the telephone company I zapped myself numerous times.  And people wonder why I'm a bit on the weird side.

The only wiring I worry about now is hooking up BPRC in my locos.




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Seems that the actual hobby is wiring, trains being just the excuse. 
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The theme for the layout is cement manufacturing with chalk quarry's. It’s going to be very freelance but with influences from my early days on the big railway as we worked into a lot of the various works along the Thames and Medway rivers. Yes it's a lot of the US prototypes but it'll be interspersed with UK stuff, it's because the original owner of the works was from the US and had contacts with some railroad companies and acquired the stock on beneficial terms, anyway that's my excuse. In time I'd like to bash a lot of the stock to change its appearance, but that's a way off with the layout to build.
The baseboards are basic softwood with thin ply tops, with sizes ranging from 5' x 2' for the loco shed area to 4' x 1' and 18" x 4' for most of the other boards. These sizes allow me to move the boards around on my own, and being fairly light are quite manageable.  Alignment is by pattern makers dowels and a home made version on the lift out sections. So far that's 4 completed.

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Very nice, sturdy construction. Post more as this continues.

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A few more baseboards done. Simon

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Very nice benchwork! After looking at your work, I WON'T be posting any photos of my "benchwork". I intend to cover my work up with black burlap skirting. "Don't look at the man behind the curtain"....

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I also used black skirting on my Lionel layout.  A quick trip to WalMart and picked out the cheapest material I could find.  Just tacked it around the edge of the layout, and it hides all sorts of stuff underneath.



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I hide my workbench under the layout. By the time I find it, I'm too tired to get anything else done.


Great woodworking, Simon. Very neat corners and overall construction. I am envious.


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It is nice to find another believer in terminal strips. 

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Some more of the boards done, mostly on the incline and the branch line.
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