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  1. Brackets in Now Take Them Out



    Lowering the Bench

    I got all of the brackets and ledger boards installed and then decided to listen to some advice from Alan in my Shelf Bracket Benchwork 1 post. I tested the benchwork with my 3 year old son Patrick and it was too tall. I need the benchwork to be tall enough to fit the kids step ladder ...
  2. Shelf Bracket Benchwork 1




    Progress

    I started benchwork today. I’m using angle brackets from Home Depot; 16″ brackets along the east wall and 12″ brackets ...
  3. Going Crazy with Ideas – I Need to Run Some Trains

    Operations

    I spent the early part of the day entering data into Easy Model Railroad Inventory. It has a lot of fields, to help you keep an extremely detailed record of your equipment. I entered a dozen freight cars and one locomotive. I spent a good deal of time entering consignees and shippers for the Operations features of EMRI. When I got a decent set of data, I couldn’t figure out how to print up a simple track list, I couldn’t figure out how to even get the cars in to a track. ...
  4. Track Plan 20 – Thoughts on Operation



    I’d like to have two full spots on the layout at anytime. One full spot at the industries and one full spot in the yard. A full industry spot is 214″, I only have 192″ of dedicated yard tracks. I don’t have enough yard space to store a full second spot.

    I’ve tried different methods to extend yard space, but they all result in a shorter lead or ...

    Updated February 11th, 2012 at 07:36 AM by gregamer

    Categories
    The Industrial Lead , Layout Progress Reports , HO Scale , Track Plans
  5. The Industrial Lead - Track Plan 13 – Skipping Ahead

    View As Orginially Posted on The Industrial Lead



    Track Plan Updates
    •Moved Franz Bakery to the west side.
    •Moved the yard to the west side.
    •Rearranged Cargill turnout.
    •Rerranged PCC turnout.
    •Added a smll runaround.
    •Added industry Seaport Steel.
    •Added industry Terinal 115
    •Moved all shelves in to 18" or ...

    Updated February 11th, 2012 at 07:14 AM by gregamer

    Categories
    The Industrial Lead , Layout Progress Reports , HO Scale , Track Plans
  6. THE INDUSTRIAL LEAD - The Website

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    I always think it's top notch when a layout has it's own website. I want THE INDUSTRIAL LEAD to be top notch, so I created a website.

    THE INDUSTRIAL LEAD

    I've actually had my own website and domain name for about 15 years, but I haven't really updated it or used it in the last ten years. I deleted the entire old website and started fresh.

    My hosting company allows you to install WordPress, a free blogging software platform. It's was ...

    Updated February 11th, 2012 at 07:14 AM by gregamer

    Categories
    The Industrial Lead , Layout Progress Reports , Special Projects , HO Scale
  7. The Industrial Lead - Introduction

    I am designing a modern day HO industrial layout. The layout is inspired by my experiences railroading in Seattle. It will feature Seattle industries that I am familiar with and have worked at as a railroad engineer.

    What I want.

    1. Lots of Switching
    2. Modern day equipment like:
      • 70-20 Reefers because these things look awesome tagged up and weathered.
      • Pressure Aide Hoppers. I see alot of these.
      • Corn Syrup tank cars. Sweet.
    3. "The Hole". Cargill's
    ...