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 Posted: Sun Oct 29th, 2017 05:46 am
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Over the last few weeks I have been laying track on my new out door layout. It is a attached to my privacy fence in my back yard. I am using AHM Rivarossi sectional track and also Atlas Flex and switches. Some of my main inspiration came from the layouts of Woody Greene and Bob Comerford.

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Phil,

Looks like you're making great progress!

Will you be using track power or BPRC?

Keep the photos coming.




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Hi,
I plan to use both types of control. I experimented with some older 27mghz equipment about 7 years ago.  And it worked. I have a 2.4 gig tx and rx I plan to use now.



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Hi Phil :wave:



Lookin' good ! :)

I love the idea of an outdoor line.

I think you guys in Texas & California perhaps have a better climate than England though. :P

I guess you are more up against heat rather than damp & rain. :cb:



Interesting construction Phil. L:

Is that roofing-felt that you have used over your benchwork ?



Am envious ... BIG ! and   v  e  r  y   l  o  n  g   t  r  a  i  n  s   by the looks of it ! :cool:



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Well...it shouldn’t blow over in the wind!
What do you anticipate for issues with weather?  How bout creatures that roam?
Even though I don’t have to clean the rails as often now that I’ve gone BPRC, I still clean them once or twice per year cause the dirt and grime still gets on the wheels and could pick up a piece of ballast that might cause a derailment.



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Excellent work Phil! You can't beat outdoors in Texas...unless it's 15 degrees and iced roads. But still, it's in TEXAS!

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One word of caution when building outside; Never drop anything on the ground or it will be lost forever!:bang:

Just ask me how I know.



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Si. wrote: Hi Phil :wave:



Lookin' good ! :)

I love the idea of an outdoor line.

I think you guys in Texas & California perhaps have a better climate than England though. :P

I guess you are more up against heat rather than damp & rain. :cb:



Interesting construction Phil. L:

Is that roofing-felt that you have used over your benchwork ?



Am envious ... BIG ! and   v  e  r  y   l  o  n  g   t  r  a  i  n  s   by the looks of it ! :cool:


Si,
Actually I am getting a large bit of inspiration for this layout from folks living and building these layouts in the UK.  There are even people running OO and N scale outside on this type of construction.   Yes I have put roofing paper and felt over the wood base boards.  These I recycled from previous club layouts that have been torn down.



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Bob, 
I am not too worried about creatures on the layout.  It is 4 feet off the ground.  Anything else such as insects no big deal. itI do anticipate the heat of the summer causing rail movement though.  This is an experiment.  Will update as things happen. 
I have already extended the yard an additional 4' and will be adding another 8 feet of mainline track as well.  One other change in the basic yard will be to move the passing siding closer to the main.
Thanks for the interest.



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Hi Phil :wave:



Yes of course, garden railroading in the UK is VERY popular indeed !

Even in the smaller scales.



Perhaps I should learn to love Wellington-boots, Gore-Tex & fleecey things ...

... and have a go one day ! ;)



My Dad always told me of a pretty cool & BIG ! clockwork O-Scale layout, his neighbour had, when he was a kid.

Lots of invited parties & fun running ol' stuff like Basset-Lowke (typo?) outdoors.

( hopefully NOT in the pouring rain ! ) :shocked:

Hot soup probably available though. :P



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