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Ogden & Cache Valley RR - Layout Construction

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Posted by Onewolf on Sunday, March 22, 2015 3:21 PM

Here's a photo of the exterior from this morning since I haven't posted any photos of the exterior garage/house since they've been painted.

Modeling an HO gauge freelance version of the Union Pacific Oregon Short Line and the Utah Railway around 1957 in a world where Pirates from the Great Salt Lake founded Ogden, UT.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, March 20, 2015 12:19 PM

Onewolf
Yes, I think 1.21GW would be sufficient to power a decent sized Flux Capacitor!

"Set the Wayback Machine for the late Transition Era, Sherman!"

I view my layout as a time machine, actually, because it takes me back to my youth like nothing else can do.

I laughed at the line about the gigawatts of lighting.  Nice bright flourescents and lots of them in a white room with white ceilings and floors?  Yeah, bring your sunglasses.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by Onewolf on Friday, March 20, 2015 11:42 AM

tedtedderson

 Yeah, that's enough to power a time machine!  Great Scott! 

T e d

 

 
Yes, I think 1.21GW would be sufficient to power a decent sized Flux Capacitor!

Modeling an HO gauge freelance version of the Union Pacific Oregon Short Line and the Utah Railway around 1957 in a world where Pirates from the Great Salt Lake founded Ogden, UT.

- Photo album of layout construction -

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Posted by tedtedderson on Friday, March 20, 2015 11:12 AM

middleman

 Amazing setup,'can't wait to see the layout build!

I'm sure it's a typo,but 1.21GW of lighting is 1.21 billion watts...pretty close to several estimates of the load of the entire Las Vegas "Strip".  Your 200 amp/240 volt service will supply a continuous max. of 48 KW -48,000 watts(assuming a pure "resistance" load). 

 

Yeah, that's enough to power a time machine!  Great Scott! 

T e d

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Posted by middleman on Friday, March 20, 2015 11:09 AM

Amazing setup,'can't wait to see the layout build!

I'm sure it's a typo,but 1.21GW of lighting is 1.21 billion watts...pretty close to several estimates of the load of the entire Las Vegas "Strip". Surprise

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Posted by Onewolf on Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:38 PM
Getting closer. Electricians have installed on the outlets, fixtures, etc. They used an extension cord from the house to test all the 120V circuits. Electrical inspection scheduled for tomorrow. When inspection passes FPL will hookup 200AMP service from the street. Here are some pictures taken while they were testing the light circuits.

All the fluoresecent light bulbs in the detached garage are Maxlite T8 6500K Daylight 3200 (initial) Lumen bulbs. The garage area has two independent light zones so not all 1.21GW of lighting has to be on/off at the same time.


Train Layout Room - The train room has 13 ceiling light fixtures. The lights in the train room may seem to have an 'interesting' pattern, but it will all make sense once the layout benchwork is constructed.


Model Workshop

Modeling an HO gauge freelance version of the Union Pacific Oregon Short Line and the Utah Railway around 1957 in a world where Pirates from the Great Salt Lake founded Ogden, UT.

- Photo album of layout construction -

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Posted by NP2626 on Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:17 AM
Wow!  Looking over your photos and bang there is a video to watch, so you drew me in.  You guys who are so tech. savvy blow me away with what you know how to do! The volume on my sound system was a tad high!  So, when the music started it scared the B-jeebers out of me! 

 

Good luck!  You have wonderful place to play with your trains!

NP 2626 "Northern Pacific, really terrific"

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Posted by richhotrain on Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:56 AM

There is only one word for all of this.

WOW!

You will now become the most envied man on the forums.  Super Angry

That new outbuilding could easily be mistaken for someone's house.

Absolutely beautiful.  How big is your overall property, if I might ask?

The next time that I drive down to Fort Myers, I am stopping by, invited or not.   Laugh

Rich

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Posted by jmbjmb on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:28 PM

SmileCongrats.  Trying to convince the wife of the same thing -- place for the boat, shop, storage, and, um, trains. 

 

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Posted by slammin on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:50 PM

[quote user="carl425"]

.  I also wish you had asked earlier as one of the best ideas I've seen for a purpose built train roon was using plywood on the walls instead of drywall so you can attach virtually anything anywhere.

It really looks like a great space.

 

With the existing building codes as well as the HOA, I doubt plywood in lieu of drywall wood be permitted due to flame spread. Perhaps with drywall over the plywood. In the 50s US Steel packaged small ranch houses, approx 1000 sq ft, with plywood walls. I saw several burn. Occupants could barely get out fast enough. 

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Posted by UPinCT on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:10 PM
Onewolf, Congrats on having a beautiful purpose built space for your layout. Looks like you'll have a beautiful layout as well. Invite me over for an operating session when you are done. Keep posting pics of your progress. Good luck Derek
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Posted by carl425 on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:36 PM

I didn't understand the mouse ears on the track plan until I saw you were in east central Florida. Smile

sorry, couldn't resist.

I do like your use of the mushroom concept.  I also wish you had asked earlier as one of the best ideas I've seen for a purpose built train roon was using plywood on the walls instead of drywall so you can attach virtually anything anywhere.

It really looks like a great space.

I have the right to remain silent.  By posting here I have given up that right and accept that anything I say can and will be used as evidence to critique me.

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Posted by Onewolf on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:55 PM

Very quick/dirty 3D walkthru of slightly outdated layout design.

Modeling an HO gauge freelance version of the Union Pacific Oregon Short Line and the Utah Railway around 1957 in a world where Pirates from the Great Salt Lake founded Ogden, UT.

- Photo album of layout construction -

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Posted by Onewolf on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:53 PM

After the drywall was hung in the train room (before the dry wall was mudded/taped).

 

Modeling an HO gauge freelance version of the Union Pacific Oregon Short Line and the Utah Railway around 1957 in a world where Pirates from the Great Salt Lake founded Ogden, UT.

- Photo album of layout construction -

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Ogden & Cache Valley RR - Layout Construction
Posted by Onewolf on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:41 PM

I figured I would start a build thread for the detached garage/workshop/train room we are having built. I spent about 10 years planning until I came up with a design that met all my criteria.

 


My basic requirements for the garage/workshop/train room:

• Air conditioned Train Layout Room (Basically no basements in Central Florida). Train room was designed to fit the 28x32 HO gauge layout I have been designing over the last 3-4 years.
• Store 21 ft bay boat (28’ overall on trailer). 12 ft wide garage door for boat. Currently takes up 2 bays in existing (attached) garage.
• Full size SUV
• Tool/Woodworking shop area with room to handle 4x8 sheets of plywood without moving vehicles.
• Organized storage space for all the current boating/fishing/diving equipment
• Air conditioned Workshop (for model building, ammunition reloading, and other hobbies)
• Bathroom (toilet/utility sink/shower)
• Storage Trusses (for storing light objects (empty boxes, etc) in the attic)
• Has to fit within Seminole County R1-AAAA zoning setbacks. Our property is 0.7 acre, It’s wide but not very deep.
• We live in a gated HOA community – We have to get HOA/ARC approval and it has to match architectural details of the house.

 

• Train room and workshop must be well insulated because they will be air conditioned
• Debated between CBS and 2x6 wood frame construction. CBS won because: Fewer termite issues and better hurricane resistance.
• The only automotive work I perform is oil changes/etc so no need for lift/etc.

I envy the people who can build pole buildings/barns/garages. We basically have to build a 2nd home to the more stringent 2010 Florida Building Code standards. But we plan to stay in this house forever, so what the heck…

Comments/Questions/Suggestions/Critiques are encouraged!

 

Here is a link to the full photo album of the garage build:Photo Album

 

The detached garage will go back there. Our house is on the right.
 
Garage Location

 

3D rendering of property with detached garage/workshop
 
3D rendering
 

 

Floorplan with earlier version of layout plan overlaid on train room.

 Layout Overlay

 
 
Construction started as a large dirt pit.
 
Broke Ground

 

Foundation/Footer poured, stem walls built, starting to add fill.

 Stem Wall

 

 

 
Ready to pour slab

 Slab Pour

 

 

Slab poured and block walls built

Block Walls

 

The view of the detached garage from the neighbor's front yard
 
Front View

 

Train room framed in.

 
Working on the plumbing for the sewer line to street

 

 
Stucco complete

 
Insulating the train room
 
 
To be continued….

Modeling an HO gauge freelance version of the Union Pacific Oregon Short Line and the Utah Railway around 1957 in a world where Pirates from the Great Salt Lake founded Ogden, UT.

- Photo album of layout construction -

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