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  1. #11
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    This has been a good weekend for me. I started Thursday afternoon getting some of the stored N scale cars and track out. I wanted to see if the locos still would run. I thought about putting some track on a scrap of plywood to see what I really had. Well I had just seen MC and daughter's 6 foot switching layout on here. So, when I found a scrap of plywood 64"x18" I was hit with the idea of building something similar. After a quick trip to Lowe's Friday afternoon, I had styrofoam, 1x2s and I was building. I do have photos of how it went. I will have to get them out of the camera tonight to upload.

    Jim

  2. #12
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    I finally have some photos of the very beginning of my switching layout.
    That is the 64"x18" scrap of plywood I found in the basement. I added 1x2s on edge for strength and light weight. I plan on moving it around a lot during construction.


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    I added 1" styrofoam insulation board to the plywood. The weights are to hold the foam board in place until the adhesive sets up. Um...No that is not gin in the box, just books.


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    I had a hard time waiting until every thing was completely set. I started playing around with track and roadbed just to see how it might look. I have now progressed to actually laying track. I Had a lot of great suggestions from MC Fujiwara and even a trackplan! Thanks MC. I will get some more photos as the track laying progresses.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Mississippi Gulf Coast, USA
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    79
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    Jim, Welcome to the TrainBoard. I like what you have done, and look forward to photos of your progress. BTW, I spent the summer of 1951 in Cazenovia where my mother's family lived and she grew up.
    Hank....I may have to Grow Old, but I Never have to Grow UP!!!


  4. #14
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    Mar 2012
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    Cazenovia is a beautiful town with great restaurants and a beautiful lake. It is about 45 minutes from me.

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