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Missable and Western Layout Build

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Missable and Western Layout Build
Posted by Outsailing86 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:35 PM

Not mine, but wow, what a project on YouTube! 

https://youtu.be/Cm5PMlHijlQ

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:46 PM

Hi Outsailing86,

Thanks for posting that video. It has caused me to re-explore how to lay out my track plan.

I noticed that the roadbed was being laid overtop of the paper track plan. I have contemplated doing that on my own layout but I was concerned about how the paper would react when the ballast and scenery were being glued down. I'm going to see if I can subscribe to his YouTube channel and maybe get in touch with him to ask how he keeps the paper from causing problems.

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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Posted by Pruitt on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:00 PM

I've been watching him for quite a while. He's a custom layout designer / builder. He's done quite a few ambitious projects over the past few years.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:14 AM

Pruitt
I've been watching him for quite a while. He's a custom layout designer / builder. He's done quite a few ambitious projects over the past few years.

Hi Mark,

I watched a couple of his videos. He is a very productive person, and I love his honest, open attitude. I posted a comment on his YouTube page asking about potential problems with the paper track plan when the ballast is being glued down. He uses spray adhesive to glue down the paper. I'm thinking that some sort of sealant like shellac on top of the paper might be a good idea.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:26 AM

After watching the entire video twice, I have come away with several thoughts and reactions.

1.  The designer has been to the client's home before and this time he plans to be there 3 weeks, staying in a hotel for 21 days. One can only imagine what this project will cost the client.

2.   That lower level is low to the floor. I could not possibly operate that way for any length of time. That turntable on the lower level looks particularly difficult to operate and align.

3. The layout is track heavy, seemimgly leaving little space for structures and landscaping. Of course, it still appears to be in the early stages, so who knows what the final layout will look like.

4.  When all is said and done, I am often amused as to how layouts don't always differ from one another. This layout is called the Missabe Western Layout Build. But, honestly, it could be called anything. I don't mean this as a criticism because even my layouts have had a certain generic look, although my current layout, in part, closely replicates the Dearborn Station complex in downtown Chicago. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule. Some layout that I have seen are very distinctive, but usually those layouts have less than more track.

Rich   

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Posted by Doughless on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:17 AM

Impressive for sure, but it looks too large and complex to be much fun for me.

Oh lookie, the owner has at least 5 expensive locomotives before the first track was laid.  Does that remind you of anybody?  Or everybody.

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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:57 AM

Doughless

Impressive for sure, but it looks too large and complex to be much fun for me.

Oh lookie, the owner has at least 5 expensive locomotives before the first track was laid.  Does that remind you of anybody?  Or everybody.

 

LOL.  Nice going, Douglas, you have now succeeded in offending every hoarder on this forum.  Laugh

Rich

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Posted by The Milwaukee Road Warrior on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:50 PM

He's pretty hard core.  And he has really poured himself into this build after his wife died of cancer recently.

Andy

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