Whats your layout look like? Here is mine

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Whats your layout look like? Here is mine
Posted by dlagrua on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:32 AM

Here ya go a 20 year mainly scratch built 15 x 28 O gauge layout. All influenced by the late Frank Ellison.

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:41 PM

That is beautiful!  Thanks for posting!

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:59 PM

Looks great!  Big SmileThumbs Up  Time well spent!

Mine are temporary/seasonal operations.

The summer Thai layout in my bedroom:

The same board features Plasticville in the winter months:

Next room, the current incarnation of the prewar layout:

Then there's the big show at Christmas:

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:29 PM

pennytrains
The summer Thai layout in my bedroom:

Wow.  Jeez. Wow. Holy smoke. That-sure-is-somethin'...

I'd say more, but then I've always gotten a little tongue-tied when I've been admitted to a lady's bedroom.  Embarrassed

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Posted by phrankenstign on Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:09 PM

Very nice work from both of you!

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, September 7, 2020 10:12 AM

Nice layout, I too put the track too close to the edge. looks a lot better if you have a couple of inches from the ties to the edge but we all try to get as much track in the space we have.

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Posted by dlagrua on Monday, September 7, 2020 10:32 AM

Pennys layout looks great. Here is another shot of my creation. I hope that the forum members like it.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, September 7, 2020 12:44 PM

dlagrua

Here ya go a 20 year mainly scratch built 15 x 28 O gauge layout. All influenced by the late Frank Ellison.

 

 

What a great layout! Yes, Frank Ellison ( Delta Lines)was one of the greats.There is an Allen Keller video of John Armstrong's Canandaigua Southern, and he has some interesting, and humorous things to say about Frank Ellison.

That is a topic in itself: who inspires us?
Great layout!

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Posted by dlagrua on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:20 PM

What a great layout! Yes, Frank Ellison ( Delta Lines)was one of the greats.There is an Allen Keller video of John Armstrong's Canandaigua Southern, and he has some interesting, and humorous things to say about Frank Ellison.

That is a topic in itself: who inspires us?
Great layout!

Paul

Yes Ellison, Armstrong and John Allen are among the greatest model railroaders. Times have really changed and the art of scratch building alayout is not very popular as it once was. As a member of the small community that still builds things I constructed this layout tohave fun and as a tribute to one of the best that there ever was.  Thank you for the compliments

Dennis/NJ

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Posted by dbaker48 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:55 PM

What a great thread!!  All the pictures are fantastic, great job!

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:05 PM

dlagrua - Nice layout, and nice description.  Thanks for sharing.

pennyt - Your Main St Station: Lego or scratchbuilt?  It's sweet.

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:33 PM

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pennyt - Your Main St Station: Lego or scratchbuilt? It's sweet.

Thanks!  Big Smile  It's a kit: https://www.disneyexperience.com/models/station_model.php

I prefer to use 65lb cardstock backed with foamcore, heavy card (like the stuff cereal boxes are made of), thin corrugated cardboard or black card or paper to add strength and block light.  I usually print things that I want to light up like windows on vellum but my new printer can't do it.

BTW, this rebuild that I did a few years back could probably support a die cast locomotive if one would fit on the roof.  Wink

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:01 AM

penny - Thanks for the link.  I'll probably chicken out and snag an old Sears rendition, though.  Love your version, just the same.

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Posted by emdmike on Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:10 PM

Here is my O gauge set up, the left side will soon loose the freight house as I plan to add a second layer for my OO layout that will be removable to be taken to shows.  Trains are all Post/Prewar Lionel.  

Silly NT's, I have Asperger's Syndrome

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