Oct 23, 2004
Glad to see this being resurrected
Yes, one of my favorite layouts on here!
Thanks guys. Hehheh well all my research and wanderings (begining over two decades ago) I'd never come across that specifically.
After years of contour maps, plans and in-situ photos I'd noticed several trends among naming major aspeects, one being 'religious' style names, so I eventually chose a name I'd not seen in print or history for my 'proto-lance' all encompassing, homogenous depiction of a mid century D&RGW- Samson Division.
After all I conceived, one could not use the name 'Atlas' in the area called the 'Rockies', nor for other tangible reasons.
all the best dave
Nice to see you back at it.
There didn't used to be a wall here. I added it and a door to keep cats and litter box dust out.
The slumber of multiple years of disuse has uncovered plenty of minor repair and maintenance required.
Any time I’ve been away from my layout for a length of time, the first thing I do on returning is rush to power up the layout and try to run a train. I must be a slow learner, because 90% of the time, I end up having to attend to 101 tweaks, repairs, and adjustments, or spend hours searching for materials, parts, equipment, or tools before I can actually get a loco to smoothly cover any significant distance. Lol, I’d probably save a bunch of time and avoid dozens of minor delays and aggravations, if I’d develop a checklist for starting up the layout...and (the hardest part!!) discipline myself to not turn on the track power until I’ve worked through every step on the checklist.
What’s first on YOUR to-do list?
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Makes me very glad that my layout is small!
I mainly need to vacuum the track, repair snow, re-affix trees, and apply artist gesso over yellowed snow areas. Some of the "snow" isn't the same material, and yellowed with age. Gesso will fix that in a jiffy.
Very nice layout. Mine us roughly the same size, on an HCD. It's moved twice with very, very minimal damage -- but lots of worrying.
Mine has been shipped in a custom crate from Montana to Germany to North Dakota. It's really weathered that kind of abuse well.