Category Archives: Construction

Articles about the construction of the layout.

Progress Report – 6 Oct 2019

Time for another progress report. Lots of random things have been worked on since the last update. I’ve been adding more details to Lutgens Creek and here is a photo where I am test fitting the bridges and bridge shoes.

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Progress Report – 24 Sept 2019

Time for another update I think. Lots of things in motion again now. I finally got my backdrops printed correctly. That’s a whole ‘nother story I don’t think I’ll get into. Suffice it to say that I ordered the backdrops … Continue reading

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Creating and Crossing Lutgens Creek – Part One

As I looked at the bare pink foam base of my layout I decided something was missing. I needed a creek. And that creek would need a name. I decided to name it after my good friend who passed away … Continue reading

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Progress Report – 3 June 2019

Since the last update I have done the following: Installed the 3/8″ plywood. Painted the backdrop sky blue. Installed the 1-1/2″ pink foam. Determined what the basic track plan should be. Laid out the track plan on the foam, placing … Continue reading

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Benchwork!

Exciting! Yesterday I finished building the benchwork and installed it! I built the benchwork out of 3/4″ sheathing plywood. It’s all hidden so it doesn’t need to be pretty. I ripped 3″ and 2″ strips and used L-girder construction – … Continue reading

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Ready to start construction of the benchwork!

Yesterday afternoon I borrowed my friend Gus and his pickup truck and ran to Home Depot to buy the sheet goods required to build the benchwork. Sitting in my garage waiting for it to stop raining is: 1 sheet 3/4″ … Continue reading

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