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 Posted: Sun Oct 29th, 2017 09:46 am
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Over the last few weeks I have been laying track on my new out door layout.
It is 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 27 MHz equipment about 7 years ago. 

And it worked.

I have a 2.4 GHz 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:


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.

I 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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