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Well, this year has been full of changes. Moved back across the country, new job etc... This also meant the end of the previous version of my layout http://bigbluetrains.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=472, it did go dormant for the better part of two years due to work.

So now on to the new layout, in the new wide open basement... 2285_ It will still be the same ERA of 66-72, with my own road running over some familiar Lehigh Valley territory and names. A big thank you to Bob Sprague at http://www.annapolisjunctionrr.com for doing the design as I was a little stumped. Track will all be code 55 atlas, on traditional cookie cutter benchwork with signals and detection along the way. More to come soon.
Nice looking plan! Cheers
Well with work getting back to normal, and my evenings and weekends free. Things are starting to take shape. My birthday recently passed and my oldest bought me gift cards to home depot, so lumber shopping I went. The first section of bench work up is the branch line to Kingston on the left side of the previously posted track plan. This weekend I am hoping to get the bench work up for the staging yard. And if all goes well my order of track and switches should arrive soon!

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Thumbsup Applause Cheers
Great looking plan with good use of space in the room. I just love lumber yard or hobby shop gift cards!!
Roadbed is cut and risers installed on the first branch line and onto the Wye back to the mainline. Managed to get the first bit of roadbed installed tonight as well, tomorrow should be laying track and running the first section of bus wiring.

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I'm glad I don't have to clean a layout that size! Confusedhock:
Love that backdrop!
Tyson Rayles Wrote:Love that backdrop!

Just a rough print from the plotter at work, thinking about using photo backdrops this time so seeing what i thought.
ak-milw Wrote:Great looking plan with good use of space in the room. I just love lumber yard or hobby shop gift cards!!

Doesn't everybody? Cheers
Well all the track on the left side of the plan is complete up to the red lines. All of the roadbed through Duryea is installed, and just waiting for a order of switches to keep moving forward.
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Nothing happening on the layout at the moment, so decided to clean the workbench and weather a few cars.
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Nicely-done...used, but not abused. Thumbsup Thumbsup

Two more tonight.

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Nice job! Applause