My HO scale layout project

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This is the first layout I actually plan to finish :D. The right side measures 91" x 16" , the back side measures 91" x 24" , the left side measures 59" x 16" , and finally there will be a lift out piece connecting the left and right sides that will be around 59" x 10 ".

This layout will be entirley fictional and set in either southern or central washington in the late 60's to late 70's to give me a wide selection of locomotives and rolling stock to work with.

I am currently working on a track plan that will hopefully be finished by late July / early August

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Started working on the Yard trackplan , but it is always changing

As you can see I still have alot of cleaning up to do

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You lie!

A layout is never really finished.

Don't ask how I know this............................

G

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You lie!

A layout is never really finished.

Don't ask how I know this............................

G

So G, how do you know this :lol::P

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Funny guy, funny like a clown he is, haha. ;)

Let's just say what started on a 4x8 sheet of plywood became one entire end of an unfinished basement. My dad, my uncle, me and my first son, all worked on that layout.

G

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I started with a 4x6 sheet of plywood about 7 years ago ............ then this wierd shape was formed 2 years ago

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You have a looooooong way to go.... :o:D

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are you going to incorporate that funky floor in the dio. :) now get ready for your second job.cancel any trips and forget about extra spending money. :lol:

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you going to put down ballast or run on the plywood?

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I am going to lay down ballast under the track , I am still in the track plan designing phase

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Have you done anything yet? After laying out our track, we marked it, removed it, and used hot glue to glue down a cork roadbed. We nailed down the tracks and then did the ballast. The ballast was actually a combination of several sizes and colors.

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Well , the area I am using still isnt cleaned up. Once it is cleaned up I will start drawing trackplans on the plywood. After I am satisfied with the plan I will laydown a foam board base then laydown the track

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Really cool. I love HO, and envy you having enough room to do that. Looks like the start of a very nice layout. I've been collecting a few oddball pieces of rollimg stock for years, but have no idea if I'll ever lay any track. Sometimes I'll just run a loco back and forth on a lone piece of flex. Too many interests....too little time.

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Well , I dont have much room since there is an attic door or the left wall , which makes the layout have a wonky design , but I am happy with it right now.

What sorts of rolling stock / locos do you have? any pictures?

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Doing some more yard work. As you can see , my room is an absolute mess , once I get it cleaned I will be able to finish my track plan

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Love your inspiration for the scenery.

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Looks like a fun project starting.

I'm also interested in HO RXR. Modern freight reefers and autoracks mostly.

I don't plan to build an operable layout anytime soon though

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Looks like it will be fun! I would love to build a layout, but I don't really have the room and the wife said its either models or the railroad... I did have one when I was a kid, I loved that thing!

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