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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 05:08 pm
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Here are a few more pictures of when I was working on the layout a few weeks ago.

DSCN3368 by Homewood Wheelman, on Flickr

DSCN3369 by Homewood Wheelman, on Flickr

DSCN3358 by Homewood Wheelman, on Flickr



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Last weekend I relayed the passing siding so it is much closer to the main line.  Originally I was thinking of putting a station platform between the tracks. But I changed my mind. 

DSCN3386 by Homewood Wheelman, on Flickr



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Howdy Phil...man, that is really coming along! I miss being outside but the older I get, the more "home-ified" I get. I have a double car garage (phooey at the cars) that houses my little shop and new layout (built with much of the old layout). If you ever get over here around Rockwall, we're only 8 miles up the road, drop by.

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Phil,

How are you planning to handle drainage for rain water?  Or, do you plan on covering everything with plastic sheets?

I have a few depression areas on my layout, and even though I plan on covering it with plastic sheets I'm confident that Murphy's Law will come into play and it'll rain unexpectedly, so I need to drill a few holes for the rain to drain through.

Or, maybe a small lake or two might look nice.



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Mike,
The plan for this layout is to not have too much scenery or fragile buildings.  It will mostly be a place to switch cars.  Things that are on the layout will be able to withstand the weather.  Also I don't anticipate too much trouble with the rain.  The layout dries pretty quickly.  I have had several rain storms on it lately.  More of and issue is leaves as they are falling now.  But I can blow them off.  As the layout morphs it may need to be covered.  But not right now.  I am even thinking of some Styrofoam scenery covered with a thin shell of cement. Thanks for the interest.
Woody,
Thanks for the invite.  I may take you up on that some time. Also interested in your latest layout.



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Phil,

You might want to consider coating your track with UV protection.  Rust-Oleum makes a spay can, and I think Krylon makes some also.

Even though my track is buried in ballast and dirt I did give it several coating of paint.  Helps give the ties a weathered appearance and hopefully any problems down the road.



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