Saturday, February 24, 2018

Measure Once, Cut Twice. Um ...Okay ... Repeat

At least I can make it smaller
I found a slight miscalculation in my wall measurements, but at least this part is too big rather than too small. This is the deck for the south part of Newton, which is the old Carolina & Northwestern line going to Lincolnton, Gastonia, and York, SC.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Construction Photos and Updated Plans

My contractor has been busy and the new wall are studded in, the old bathroom removed, the new half bath roughed in. I'm waiting for the electrical work to get started.

Here are some pictures.
New wall between the garage and the train room.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Expanding my S-Line

My outbuilding in Laurinburg was a bit less that 150 square feet. The new trainroom is about 800 square feet. This will mean that I'll only have two levels instead of four or five. It also means that I can model more territory. Here is what I plan on modeling now.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Moving! (This is not a sad story.)

Into the life of every layout there comes a time to move, or be chopped up. This time has come to my Southern S-Line, which wasn't even very far along yet.


Here are the pieces of the layout I had in the train shed, carefully removed by the truck driver and ready to load. Fortunately, I have a new job, a new house, and a new knee (well not new, just repaired). I did learn a lot building this part of the layout. I doubt any of these pieces will be used again, but the Southern's S-Line is not dead. It is coming back better than it would have been before.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Oyama Staging Yard II - Wiring

At the end of the last post, I left you with this picture.

Now it's time for some Whats, Whys and Hows. For those of you whose eyes glaze over when people start talking about wiring, electronics, and programming, you may skip this section and get your friend like me to come and do this. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Oyama Staging Yard I - Construction and Track Design

The west staging yard, which I'm calling Oyama, since it is in the place where Oyama Yard is on the S-Line, is now finished and installed in the train house. I've got a video on YouTube showing this yard and how it operates.