N Scale Shelf Layout-Boston Mountain Sub-Division

Joe Lovett Dec 27, 2015

  1. MK

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    Curious why you are insulating your turnouts? I'm assuming the yellow joiners are insulated. If not, never mind then. :)
     
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    MK, I use the yellow insulated rail joiners on all of the joints because they are easier for me to install. Each piece of track will have feeder wires so it is a matter of convenience.

    I'm into DCC now, Dale Baker came by yesterday and gave me a Bachmann DCC system. He is too kind.

    What decoder do I need for a N scale steam locomotive? I'm not sure if I want sound, most of them sound like you're in a tin can.

    Joe

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    very nice of dale :) your layout is looking very good. love seeing all the progress and pics. My nephew busted his back up pretty good in a dirt bike wreck he has 20 or so screws in his . very lucky he was not paralyzed. hope your leg pain goes away.
     
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    Thank you Sidney. My legs don't hurt like they used to, it only hurts if I over do it which can be avoided.
    As a result I have been able to work on the layout more, having a great time. Now if life wouldn't get in the way would be a bit easier. Being retired is a lot busier than I thought it might be but the important thing to have a great time because you worked for it. I do.

    Joe
     
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    Cynthia and I are in the process of buying a 30x60 foot double wide mobile home. The room that I plan on putting the layout is the same size as the one in our apartment so that works out great. Mobile home is huge, 1680 sqft, compared to our apartment, about 950 sqft. We are looking at a park in Bixby Ok about 15 miles from our apartment about the same distance from downtown Tulsa. Everyplace we shop at is within a mile or two from the mobile home park just as it is here in Broken Arrow. Bixby has a lower crime rate than Broken Arrow, there was three pickup trucks stolen from the apartment parking lot in the last two weeks. The only time the mobile home park has any action is mostly medical emergency responders because there are several older folks in the park, hopefully there will be two more old timers in a couple of months.

    Joe

    Edit: Identity the photos.

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    Kitchen

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    Master Bedroom
     

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    This afternoon I installed the yard lead turnout and passing track on modules 02 and 03. Plan on installing ballast on the main and passing track on the above modules after dinner. If there is time will install ballast on modules 06, 07 and 08. That would complete all of the ballast on the tracks that are installed so far. It would also be half of the mainline track on the layout.

    Joe

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    its nice when tracks get laid down yeppers means soon trains will be running hahahahahahah
     
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