Layouts being finished...

mtntrainman Sep 30, 2022

  1. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

    We have all heard the saying..."A layout is never finished". I swore a year ago that mine was 'finished'. Quite the contrary !! I have been adding things weekly since I 1st said that. Most recently a bunch of regulatory signs. Speed limit...cautionary...cross bucks. A ton of signs !


    Again I thought 'ok, I'm done. I should have known better by now...LOL. John Moore recently posted pics of his most recent purchases. In that batch where some 'platform clocks'. I remember when I first had the vision for my layout I wanted similar on my layout. For some reason that plan faded from memory as time went on. I contacted John as to where he got them. I purchased the 3 pack myself :)


    There is a house in a local subdivision here that has one in their front yard.


    I have plans on putting one in 'THE Railroad Park' the steam locomotive display. Another will go in the front yard of 'THE Homestead'.

    Yea..."A layout is never finished" :whistle:
  2. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

    " is never finished" :whistle:
  3. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

    Mine are pretty much "finished" as soon as I can run trains on them.


  4. SP&S #750

    SP&S #750 TrainBoard Member

    I can't even get one started lol, long way to go for me to get "finished."
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  5. nscalestation

    nscalestation TrainBoard Supporter

    I have one Ntrak module and two small modules for another layout that I consider finished but everything else is a work in progress.
  6. jwaldo

    jwaldo TrainBoard Member

    My first layout was certainly finished once the last bag of it went into the dumpster. By that standard I hope I never have to finish a layout again.
  7. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

    Finished. I'll die trying but don't think it's going to happen.

    Mr. George, I like the clocks and have some in storage right along with other buildings that Greg M. built. Hoping to get my layout back up and running so I can add the scenery. Till then. I keep plugging along. Dragging my butt under the train table, twisting my back ouch, ouch, ouch. Pretty sure i need to remove a portion of the not so hidden staging yard.

    The fun for me has been in building a layout. Not so much fun anymore. I hate remodeling, restoring or basically starting over. Kind of sucks!!

    Later my friends.
  8. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

    You aren't alone. I've seen a number of layouts I built end up in the dumpster. :cry::cry:

    Did I hear you ask, "Who's the fool for building them in the first place". :sick::censored::cautious:

    No fool but I felt like one. I built layouts for friends and that was a mistake. Sorry, to say.:mad::mad:

    Now, don't worry about what you are doing for yourself. Stuff happens and yes layouts eventually find their way to the dump, to the dump, got it.:eek::eek:

    We need to find a better way to dispose of our layouts.:whistle::whistle:

    I know a homeless shelter for train layouts.:confused::confused:

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2022
  9. Rich_S

    Rich_S TrainBoard Member

    Hi George, I always say my layout is 99% finished. Like you I always find something new to add to the layout, so it will never reach that 100% mark. I like the clock, now where can I add one to my layout? Ops see what I mean :ROFLMAO:

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