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 Posted: Tue Apr 10th, 2018 08:36 pm
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Reg H

Joined: Sun Oct 19th, 2014
Location: Shelton, USA
Posts: 1105
I was able to get some work done on the layout.

Pardon the "under construction"  appearance.  Though almost all the track is down, there is still a lot of work to do.  
The last section of track leading to the turntable has not been laid.  That will get done when I have finished assembling the turntable.  I want to be sure that the track and the turntable line up properly.

Also, that last bit of track will serve as the programming track. 

"Filler" ties under the rail joints will be installed once all the soldering is done.  All rail joints will be soldered and the DCC feeders will be soldered in the area of the rail joints. 

The track plan is based on the plan in the book "Your Next Model Railroad" with modifications to fit into my narrower space.

I plan to use their idea of "scene libraries".   So far, the buildings have been chosen to be appropriate for any era from the 1920's to today.  That will continue.  Just by changing motive power and rolling stock (and vehicles once I have some) the era can be changed, and any prototype (or fictional) railroad operated.

There will be a few more buildings added to this part of the layout.  I need at least three more "flat" type buildings and probably some incidentals, like maintenance sheds, etc.

Currently I can run late Great Northern or early Burlington Northern with the locos and rolling stock I have.    I hope to be able to run steam-era GN and/or NP, and maybe Puget Sound & Pacific.


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