Starting a new shelf layout in N Gage

Timlsalem Dec 5, 2018

  1. dalebaker

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    When I punched the walls for the POCR, I used one of those vibrating tools like the Sonocrafter. I marked the hole and then ran a long drywall screw into it as a hand-hold. I held on to the screw as I cut it out. That way the plug didn’t fall into the cavity so I could save it for when I needed to plug the holes. They are stacked in the staging closet for when I need them. Looking good so far!
     
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    I just used a stud finder and then a knife to score the size I wanted and then a hole saw to cut the opening. I then lined the inside with plywood and sealed it with caulk. The fiddle yard will hold 6 cars on each track before the switch. On to building a mountain.
     
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    Not much going on. Just waiting on my track which will be here tomorrow. I decided to go with code 80 and not code 55. Nothing wrong with either just my preference. I got my lighting up and just about finished with the tunnel to the fiddle yard. I was told Atlas won't be shipping out any 5" straight track till late January. I couldn't find any so I'm subbing flex for it. IMG_0218.JPG IMG_0229.JPG
     
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  4. traingeekboy

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    I used liquid nails on my last door panel layout. I have since taken that layout apart and the liquid nails makes removing the cork impossible.

    I won't use liquid nails again for cork. But, I was going straight into the wood panel as I am not into foam scenery.

    Also, I float my switches. No glue under the switches except for ballast and ballast glue. All my switches were salvaged in perfect condition when the layout got taken apart.
     
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    Liquid nails is kind of an overkill for cork IMO. I used a thin bead of wood glue on the cork. It holds good enough and when dried it can be persuaded to release without much damage to the substrate. So I've been putting my buildings on the layout to see how well they look. I'll post more pic's later when I have more time too. I'm thinking of using WOODLAND SCENIC'S background on my wall along with some rock formations made of hydrocal plaster and rubber molds. That's about all the room I have along the back wall unlike the foam board I used for my tunnel rocks.
     
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