New O scale Layout

Msjohnston Mar 21, 2023

  1. Msjohnston

    Msjohnston TrainBoard Member

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    Wanted to post my layout that i am going to build table based on and a pic of what i have on floor at moment so my Grandson can run them now.
    Space is 21'x5' plus the small 2x6 staging area.

    Green buildings i have or kits i have to build, light blue stuff i need to buy still, am also putting power block in to shutdown power to sections or power separately.

    Any tips on the new layout and building of table plan is 2x4 frame 1/2' plywood. Bridge section supports will be from Bridge boss.
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am looking forward to seeing pictures and maybe some video of the new layout. (y)
     
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  3. Msjohnston

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    The table is taking me a bit to do as i want to make so i can take apart later to move it. my summer project
     
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  4. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

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    It looks like a good plan. Since you are running it as a floor layout you already know how it will work. That's a big advantage. I like your staging yard. I may add something like that to my layout.

    I will enjoy following along as you build this layout. It will be fun watching it come to life.
     
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  5. Msjohnston

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    Pretty sure i saw you talking about it on your post and i said that was great Idea and added. the layout is all 36 curves
     
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  6. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

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    You are correct. I don’t remember how long ago it was but we discussed strengths and weaknesses of plans.
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Gotta love three rail.(y) No worry with inadvertent reverse loops and mystery short circuits.
     
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  8. Msjohnston

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    Not a fan i can tell, funny i have had no issues with the layout so far. however i have had issues with the bluetooth stuff they are using. the RF side is solidi use a Base 2 and Cab2 with Wifi and sensor track so far. iPad is controlling all my switch at touch of screen. and soon i will do power blocks as well on it. also have decouplers on it as well. In time i am going to add the MTH TIU when it comes out and run there Engines instead of the bluetooth stuff from Lionel.

    I had a n scale a long time ago and was fun. always wanted do do a bigger one so here we went.
     
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    here is an update to my layout, things changed a bit on layout.
     
  10. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

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    You’ve made a lot of progress. You did a nice job on the train table.
     
  11. Msjohnston

    Msjohnston TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, Going thru now and getting wiring underneath as well as soldering track together in sections, bought two Block control LCS units to use for power and bought a 180 watt power supply for each block unit, plus a CW80 for the BPC unit relays and powering uncoupling racks. After that i have to do my slope and bridge and mountain with mine is getting there. Using Cab2 and base for control of trains and iPad for control of switches, power and uncoupling tracks. will have a couple switches for lights on building and other stuff.

    And bought a over the top ladder from micromark to get to back areas
     
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