MY NEW LAYOUT

SecretWeapon Jan 16, 2018

  1. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    As some of you know, I moved to a house with a basement. It had to be finished. This was completed & today it starts. Picked up plywood, foam board, screws, nails & glue. A work session or 12 will be very soon. It will include parts of my old layout. I'm looking at 7-8 mainlines, big passing sidings, branch lines & street running. I'll keep you up to date on the progress.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  3. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Mike, please keep us posted on your progress with pictures in this thread. :D
     
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  4. subwayaz

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    I’ll be watching out for those updates


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  5. Ed Slanina

    Ed Slanina TrainBoard Member

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    Sounds fun looking forward to updates
     
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  6. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Pictures, pictures, pictures! Worth thousands of words! :rolleyes:
     
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  7. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author TrainBoard Member

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    Congratulations Mike!
     
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  8. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    THANKS GEORGE!!!
     
  9. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    This is the start. Approximately 30x30 backwards L.

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  10. Hardcoaler

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    Is that an awesomely cool Martin's Creek Viaduct in the background?

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  11. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wicked awesomeness. Glad to hear of the upgrade. I'll be watching for updates!
     
  12. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, that is sooo clean! :D
     
  13. x600

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    Hey Mike! Nice room, man, can't wait to see the progress. Oh, and E-L trains running again.

    Greg O.
     
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  14. MP333

    MP333 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow, that's HUGE! Looking forward to it.
     
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  15. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    HAINESBURG VIADUCT SCRATCH BUILT BY SCOTT LUPIA & GIVEN TO ME YEARS AGO WHEN I GOT SICK. IT WILL BE A FOCAL POINT & CENTERPIECE OF THE LAYOUT.
     
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  16. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great to see you have a cool new layout room Mike. I have seen some things built/modeled by Scott so that Viaduct must be top notch. Those tractor trailers sitting above your work desk look pretty cool as well.
     
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  17. Hardcoaler

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    I can't wait to see the viaduct in place! It'll speak LACKAWANNA in a big way.

    Above me right now is an old photo taken in the early '50s of an NYS&W freight beneath the viaduct. When I think of this area, I often recall a photo caption in Krause & Crists' book (c. 1980) on the NYS&W where they write "The viaduct has lost none of its beauty in almost 70 Years of service, and the natural beauty of the area around it remains unspoiled, but for the train watcher, the valley of the Paulins Kill has a sad emptiness."

    To think that the DL&W, NYS&W and L&NE all came to call on and below its graceful arches, and that no rails remain, is indeed sad.
     
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