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    • July 5, 2015 11:13 PM EDT

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      My indoor layout

      I have been working on my indoor layout for a while. I currently have a loop around the room with about 90 ft of main line. I had planned on doing full scenery on 2 walls 20 ft  by 25 ft and just not worrying about the rest. Son here is what I have so far....

       

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    • July 6, 2015 1:07 AM EDT
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      Nice !  :)    I really like that "cutaway" turntable ! 

    • July 6, 2015 6:39 AM EDT

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      Thanks,

       I am in the process of adding another loop to the layout. I just built an addition the the back of the house as a work shop. This will help me keep some of the dust out of the layout room.

       

    • July 6, 2015 6:43 AM EDT

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      So I was able to move all of my work benches out of the layout room. which now opens a large area for me to put another loop of track.

    • July 6, 2015 9:49 AM EDT
      • Chaco, Paraguay
         
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      i really like that background!

       

      green mountains... and it looks good!

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    • July 6, 2015 9:53 AM EDT
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      I agree with Korm, The background is fantastic. Did you paint that yourself?

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    • July 6, 2015 1:43 PM EDT
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      Along with the backdrops, the benchwork and layout looks good, too....    

    • July 6, 2015 2:14 PM EDT

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      Thanks Guys ,

       I did paint the backdrop but the funny thing is it took longer to paint the sky than the rest. It took 3 colors of blue blended together.  Here are some old pic's.

       

       

    • July 6, 2015 2:19 PM EDT

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      The Mountains and fields were painted using primarily to colors Medium Yellow and Payne's Grey.

       

        

    • July 6, 2015 2:34 PM EDT

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      All Of my Bench work is done around a L shaped beam.  Here are some pic's from my new loop I am now constructing. I take 2- 1"x4"x12' Boards and glue/screw  them together in an L shape. .I then either make legs for them or I use  Cabinets. as my Base. I like using cabinets that I get at the Restore for storage. You can see here from the pic's Last night I use 2 beams with legs 

       

       

    • July 6, 2015 2:42 PM EDT

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      Here is are the type cabinets I use. I place them side by side. I join the cabinets with a 2"x4"x 12' board along the front. I then add the L Beam screwed to the back of the 2x4. This all make my base for my coming layout.

       

    • July 6, 2015 6:57 PM EDT
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      WOW!!  Nice indoor layout.  I wouldn't attempt to say anything bad, I might get lynched by the other members.    I do really like the 'under construction' engine house. FANTASTIC!.

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    • July 6, 2015 9:50 PM EDT
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      That backdrop is great. It's ALOT harder than one might think. My first efforts were such a catastrophic failure I am going to instead just fill most of my background with building facades just to cover up the fail. ;-) 

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    • July 6, 2015 10:06 PM EDT

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      Thanks guys,

       OK i am going to tell my secret for painting the backdrop. There is a you tube video on doing backdrops. I can't paint for nothing....But it just works...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgInYtjXWvk    There are 5 parts i believe... 

    • July 6, 2015 10:07 PM EDT
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      Vic yea, painting backdrops can be a pain. That is one of the many things I like about playing outside. I don't have to paint a backdrop. Well, I didn't. Now that my neighbor has put up a white vinyl wall between us, I just might have to.......

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    • July 7, 2015 11:08 AM EDT

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      Well I have a little more done. I added all of the riser. On the curved section I used a string to set my risers to the radius I am needed.  

       

       

    • July 9, 2015 5:15 PM EDT

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      Ok Guys I have really been busy this week. My wife is out of country on a missions trip . I usually take vacation while she is gone to get a couple this done that I could not other wise.

      The curved section is going to have a trestle area and also a small creek/river on the other end.  I needed a depressed area to do the trestle in. So I took the same string that I was doing my radius with any attached a string with a weight  on the end. I used this to set the lower risers with .

       

       

    • July 9, 2015 5:18 PM EDT

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      I then went back and took 1/2" partical board and cut it to make my sub road bed.

       

       

       

       

    • July 9, 2015 7:07 PM EDT
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      NIIIICCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEE work!!! Looking good Landrel. "L" girder, can't beat it.

    • July 9, 2015 7:28 PM EDT

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      Very nice !

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