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Progress on the layout
Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:34 AM

Here's a picture of my progress so far, or lack thereof, HO scale, around the walls, shelf layout, shadow box Style.and a test to see if I can post a picture, lol 

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 4:03 AM

Your layout looks pretty good! You have certainly done a nice job with the lighting, and the backdrop looks great too.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:57 AM

Look forward to more photo's and followup.

Is that a window under the layout benchwork?  Thats a first!

 

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:49 AM

 Low window so the pup can actually look out?

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:52 AM

It looks like an upstairs or attic room but the window is very low on a wall that appears to extend up much higher - and normally windows are installed near the top of such a wall, not near the bottom.  Very odd.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:02 AM

When you look at the upper right hand area, it looks like the ceiling slopes down. I'm thinking the only way the window could be at "normal" height, is to build a dormer.

Nice looking start to the layout!.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:59 AM

It's hard to tell.  The shadow on the ceiling takes a bend fairly high up making it look like the ceiling stops there.  Looking again, it look like maybe a "barn" style roof where the ceiling makes two bends.  Still, you would think a window would be mounted up higher no matter what if the space is meant to be occupied.

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Posted by garya on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:07 PM

riogrande5761

It's hard to tell.  The shadow on the ceiling takes a bend fairly high up making it look like the ceiling stops there.  Looking again, it look like maybe a "barn" style roof where the ceiling makes two bends.  Still, you would think a window would be mounted up higher no matter what if the space is meant to be occupied.

 

I thought it was an attic space as well, and I think it's a good use of space and looks quite nice.  I saw the window, but I'm more interested in the battleship model under the layout...

Edit:  I looked for more posts by the OP, and his space is "the second floor of a 1.5 story house. The vertical wall is 60", then it slants inward. So far, I have approx 14' of 24" deep, 14' of 20"deep and 14' of 16" deep."  

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:26 PM

garya

I saw the window, but I'm more interested in the battleship model under the layout...

I noticed that as well.

Looks to be 1:200 scale. Four main turrets. I know a lot of ships it isn't, but can't say for certain who she is. I'd guess maybe the Arizona or the Pennsylvania. My first guess would be the Missouri because the OP lists Missouri as his location . . . but four turrets. But, it might not even be American; could be one of the Queen Elizabeth class British ships.

At any rate, hard to tell because the new and improved photobucket doesn't let me zoom in on other people's photos.

I'd be curious to find out.

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Posted by carl425 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:20 PM

ROBERT PETRICK
I'd guess maybe the Arizona or the Pennsylvania. My first guess would be the Missouri because the OP lists Missouri as his location . . . but four turrets.

Maybe the never built Montana?

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Posted by garya on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:21 PM

ROBERT PETRICK

 

 
garya

I saw the window, but I'm more interested in the battleship model under the layout...

 

 

I noticed that as well.

Looks to be 1:200 scale. Four main turrets. I know a lot of ships it isn't, but can't say for certain who she is. I'd guess maybe the Arizona or the Pennsylvania. My first guess would be the Missouri because the OP lists Missouri as his location . . . but four turrets. But, it might not even be American; could be one of the Queen Elizabeth class British ships.

At any rate, hard to tell because the new and improved photobucket doesn't let me zoom in on other people's photos.

I'd be curious to find out.

Robert

 

I was guessing Bismarck, but really can't tell...

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Posted by carl425 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:40 PM

garya
I was guessing Bismarck

I think you're right.

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:57 PM

carl425
garya
I was guessing Bismarck

I think you're right.

 

I think you're right, too.

I was trying to estimate length (and scale) from the cabinet doors.

Great model, though.

More photos and info would be nice.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:10 PM

It apparently floats too

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:24 AM

riogrande5761

Look forward to more photo's and followup.

Is that a window under the layout benchwork?  Thats a first!

 

 

Yes, this layout is on the top floor of my 1.5 story house. The side walls are only 60", then the ceiling starts. This was an obstacle that limited the highth of the backdrop and the layout highth. This photo is of one room, the layout passes thru a wall into my bedroom around the walls then back thru the wall. 

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:27 AM

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 Low window so the pup can actually look out?

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Yes, they love to look out the window and bark at the German Shepherd that lives across the street It's a good thing the window is low, they are Dachshunds

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:32 AM

riogrande5761

It looks like an upstairs or attic room but the window is very low on a wall that appears to extend up much higher - and normally windows are installed near the top of such a wall, not near the bottom.  Very odd.

 

The house is 1.5 story built by my neighbors great, great grandfather in 1899. The side walls are 60" until the ceiling starts to slope inward. It was a challenge to figure out exactly how to build what I envisioned in the space available. 

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:55 AM

I'm using LED RGB strip lights so I can make it night time.  " target="">

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:07 AM

Yes, it is the Bismarck. R/C, 1/144th scale. 69" long, 40lbs,working searchlights, funnel. Here's a picture from a long time ago.  " target="">

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Sunday, July 01, 2018 6:18 PM

Here's a picture that shows how I built the layout.  " target="">

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Posted by railandsail on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 6:58 AM

Got more details on your 'deck' construction on top of that framing? And what is your max shelf/deck depth??

Nice looking job,...

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 11:48 AM

railandsail

Got more details on your 'deck' construction on top of that framing? And what is your max shelf/deck depth??

Nice looking job,...

 

Thank you, here's a picture that shows a little more. I screwed a 1" x 3" onto the supports, being careful to get the spacing right. I screwed and glued 1/2" plywood to the top of that. Last layer is 1" blue foam. You can see this a the right edge of this picture.  " target="_blank">

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 11:52 AM

The top facia is just some 1/8" thick underlayment(plywood) with 1"x2"'s for strength 

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 12:00 PM

The depth of the deck varies from 12" to 24",so far, along the 80 feet of mainline

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