Jul 9, 2012
Gary...here is what I drew up when I first decided on THERR RV...
This is great news George. You can look forward to more space in a secure environment for your trains that can also be easily moved. I like the layout arrangement. It also leaves room for a nice work area. Well done!
Best wishes on your RV model rail road adventure.
The items I bought from you have already been implemented into the overall plan...they all will make nice and welcomed additions.
All I can add to all of the comments is, WOW, way cool.
Looking forward to following your journey.
Got the plywood test fit...
Still have to trim them %$^$^%^% back windows...LOL.
The 2 doors in the back cabinet will have the door inserts taken out and some decorative steel mesh put in from the inside to help with air flow. This cabinet will house all the DCC "Stuff"
The door side turn around. The narrow cabinet on the left was full length to ceiling cabinet...cut down to fit. The black panel below the open storage area is the power inverter. To the right of that is the heater air return/vent. These are the only original cabinets. I wasn't about to tear them out and reinstall the inverter and heater !!! .....
This is the turn around behind the drivers seat...
All the plywood will have a second 1/2 inch piece glued under the front edge. That 1 inch edge will then have a 1" trim piece to cap it off
I have to pull all the plywood off and install the buss lines...as soon as they get here. I had to order the Zip Wire online. Home depot. Lowes, Ace and even the auto supply places didn't have anything that would work. That's ok...gives me time to clean up inside T.H.E.R.R. RV ;-)
Really looking good. Far better than I could have ever imagined!
Yea...looks like the vision I had in my head when I started this project...so I guess that's a good thing...LMAO !!!
Looks great !! Really like this idea... Hope you kept the bunk above the drivers seat though, just in case.... ....Mike
Go George go, I like it!
You just got to love the ingenuity of modelers! If there's will, there's a way! LOL
Will be keeping an eye on this thread!
Not much done today. Gathered all my Unitrack and set out to get an idea what it all will look like. As you can see...even with buying boxes of track off TrainStore when I catch the ads...I'm still a ton of track short! (If anyone has some laying around collecting dust...private message me...I am sure we can work a deal on it.)
Tonight I decided to turn all the RV 12 volt lights on and take pics without the flash. You really wouldnt believe the amount of light in there !!!
The first is is an overall pic from my desk/workbench/command center area.
Second pic is the left side double truss bridge (yes...it will be raised about 2 inches). You can also see the 2 truss bridges in the back. The 2 in back will have roads under them coming into the 2 towns that will be in each corner...."Jeans Valley" on the left and "Georgetown" on the right.
The last pic I'm standing about midway thru and looking to the front of the RV. You can see my messy desk/workbench/command center on the right. T.H.E. Wife actually sits in the driver seat on the left. She is in charge of "THE Tunes"...LOL.
That's all for today. I am still waiting on my wire order from http://www.powerwerx.com/ that DCESharkman was kind enough to recommend. I expect it early next week. Then I get to take all the Unitrack back off and drop the plywood off the cabinets and run the buss wires.
Oh Joy !!!!!
Good to see you back at it.
I like the looks of your plans and the location. Easy to move, easy to maintain and you won't have to worry about taking it apart to move it.
Thnxs Rick...it sure beats the old T.H.E.R.R. Trailer...LOL.
You're really moving fast on this project! Maybe I could borrow some of that energy. Ha ha.
George, that's very impressive. Out of curiosity, are you modeling an area in western California? That way when you move you'll model a "real" Magnitude 7 quake....:wink:
What? What? I didn't see this last night. Is that not a steering wheel and passenger seat up front of the layout? How in the...well... did you talk your wife into letting you use the motorhome? Does she have a hobby room in the back bedroom?
Honey, let's take the hobby home (well you can't call it hobby room...it moves) out for a spin. I'd like to see the grand canyon and run some trains. LOLOLOL
How cool is that?
Well, we had a train meet and I drove my layout to the show. Didn't have to set it up. Just got the trains out and ran them. Lot's of visitors came through and drooled all over the counter top. Wife handed out soda's and water. Someone had a pizza delivered. Had the air conditioner going the whole time...like to froze us. Oh, and no heat kinks.
Dang is that not the most awesome idea?
Ok so I used one of those flim flam, annoying, smiley faces. Again, it expresses in picture what I can't in words. LOL
Fantastic! Great read! Good luck with everything!
Lady Grandure said: "Very Nice!, too bad there is no place for you to have one Steve.
George, that's way cool. You need to crank up that 454 and coast on down to Las Cruces and the Southern New Mexco N Scalers show at the October Fair. We may have some part, may be a small part, of the planned layout operating. We need to attract potential members, so we hope a "new" layout will do just that.
Maybe it should be called the Hobby BUS.
George, What are the inside measurements of the motor home?