Super O Layout Progress

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, September 2, 2018 11:29 AM

Impressive, VERY impressive!

A question.  Is the table-top color (looks like pale grey) the final color, or is the track plan you've got on it now just a "dress rehearsal" to see how it all works with the final color to be added before the track plan's permanent?

Just curious.

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Posted by BLT_BY_LIONEL on Saturday, September 1, 2018 10:26 PM

I got most of the first level's track down by now.  There are two main loops that circle the outside of the table.  I've noticed that some engines don't like crossovers and/or switches so I decided to have none of those on these two main lines.   A third loop inside of them will have all the switching and operating accessories.  I also have two point to point lines for motorized units like the #50 gang car and #60 trolley.

One of the hardest decisions I had to make was choosing which operating accessories to include in the space I had available.  I think I've managed to include a good representation of the 1950's offerings without overcrowding.  I wanted to set them up as they were displayed in the catalogs and display layouts of the postwar years.

 

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Posted by BLT_BY_LIONEL on Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:25 AM

Ok I think I figured this out.  Heres a few pictures of the benchwork and early progress.  As you can see in the backround, the layout isn't the only thing I'm wiring at the moment.  More photos to come...

 

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Posted by Michael6268 on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:40 PM

If you click on the icons they show up for me.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:36 PM

You need a site like shutterfly to host your pictures. Then bring there code to here. Please read Bob Kellers post at the top how to post pictures.  http://cs.trains.com/ctt/f/95/t/270990.aspx 

We all would love to see your progress

Life's hard, even harder if your stupid  John Wayne

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:06 PM

Pics didn't show up.  Can you try again?  Big Smile

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:46 PM

Sounds like you're not just building a layout, you're building a time machine!  Bow

Please, keep us posted!

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Super O Layout Progress
Posted by BLT_BY_LIONEL on Monday, August 27, 2018 10:05 PM

Hey everyone.  I'm finally getting started on my Super O dealer display style layout.  It's going to be an L shaped layout measuring 14x6 feet with one end extending 8 feet.  I will be using all postwar trains, transformers, accessories, etc.  Here's some pictures of my benchwork and after I painted the surface white.  This is keeping with the style of the dealer displays Lionel built for stores in the postwar years.  Green paint and 919 grass will be added later.

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