Benchwork - Roadbed
I suspected that there would be some issues with building sections apart from one another. After some judicious cutting and fitting, it seems that things will be looking good. It may not fit in my space, but another inch or two out of my aisle will only affect me. The side benefit of the lone wolf modeler.
A phrase I've never seen used on any model railroad blog so thought I'd try it out here. I'm looking for suggestions on how to pad the edges of benchwork to protect the heads (knees, elbows, ...) of those called upon to enter a layout through a duckunder or other obstruction that requires a bit of awkward maneuvering. Thought about the foam tubes used to insulate plumbing but was wondering if someone had come up with a more effective alternative.
Andrew and I met in the garage again last night. The garage has been pretty full of layout for the past week, and soon the layout is going to be the sort of thing that I don't want to find bikes leaning against. Time to get it out of the way! So, up it went, next to the ceiling.
I've been wanting to try a Homosote spline roadbed but my sectional approach has led me to try making my own roadbed. A 4x8 sheet of "sound deadening board" costs about $20 from the lumberyard so I wasn't in the mood to cut it to match my plywood sub-roadbed for fear of too much waste. Using 1/2 board cut into 1-1/2" strips seemed flexible enough to use like giant cork pieces but with enough profile to look right under my On30 trains. Center-to-center is from 2-3/4" to 3" (or more) so two pieces under the ties with similar strips cut with a sloping edge works out pretty nice.
hello to all...i am in the process of tearing down my layout...this is a follow up video to ERIC HALL"S (IMRRO,com) video that was done the day on the before. unfortunately i am not able to upload the video we did together but Eric will be posting the edited version on his channel in about 3-4 weeks.we had a little bit of fun while doing the vid. so, if you have not subscribed to his channel, check him out & subscribe.. he has lots of great stuff & how to's. posted
I would like to get a few Atlas #7 switches to speed up construction of my layout but they are still out of stock everywhere I've looked. With the continuing shortage of Atlas switches I'm wondering how the alternatives stack up? Anyone using Micro Engineering code 55 #6 switches and able to give a short review of them? ......DaveBranum
Just wondering what happened to Paul, Ryan and the podcast. There haven't been any updates since Oct 2012.
Tonight was a Posse night for Pembroke. We managed to finish the roadbed on the north section of the layout before running out of glue. Nearing the end of heavy construction, it was hard to contain my excitement. So I got out a couple of test cars and posed them on some flex track.
hey guys, my first post here, love the magazine. i am building a simple switching layout in ho scale on a 80 inch hollow core door and i will need a curved staging lead to have enough room for switching. what would be the best way to build this as simple as possible? thanks, dan
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