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Old 22nd January 2011, 00:11   #11
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Thanks very much everyone.
Here are the last pics taken of the layout.

Shay 13 beeing modified. I stretched the bunker and cut the tender to look symetrical (shell and trucks) as do the real 4-truck shays.



When I'll make a diorama it will pretty much look like this forst scene





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Old 3rd March 2011, 23:29   #12
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Good evening everyone,
Today it's official, i'm back into business.
Everytime I go into the garage I take a look into the boxes where my rolling stock sleeps and everytime I think, that there surely is a possibility to see them run. So I decided to build a modular layout that I can put aside when necessary or put in another room. There will be 3 modules of 200x40 cm that makes 6 meters in total which is not too bad and can bring lots of fun with enough switching possibilities.

This is one of Shamus' plans which really pleases me, as there is everything in it.

http://www.all-model-railroading.co....92e4a2bc45.jpg

The only changes will be recuding the depth, chaning from U-shape to straight and I'll only use half of the switchback because of the reduced depth.

So, I'd say that there will be progress photos again in future.
I use this thread as it will run under the name of FC&L.

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Old 4th March 2011, 00:45   #13
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Great to hear, Alain. I'll be looking forward to your posts.

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Old 4th March 2011, 22:41   #14
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For the construction I will use as guideline SimonC's modular technique

http://www.all-model-railroading.co....ead.php?t=7008

The foam will be glued to plywood to have a solid base to fix the decoders for the turnouts. In the switchback area two to three layers will be glued together, I use 4 cm thick pink foam. For the rock faces or elevations in the scenery I'll carve roughly the foam an give it a very thin coat of plaster for rock faces.
As roadbed I use cork that I glue down to the foam. Turnouts and their motors will be fixed on thin 1/4" ply and cork which will be glued into the foam.
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Old 19th March 2011, 16:47   #15
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So, finally I've started with the new project. Module 1 will have the logging camp with trees, donkey,... but there won't be a switchback as I don't want the tail going to the second module as the tails have to be long enough for 1 loco and 4 cars, so I'll going for flat terrain. Second module will have some nature, trestle and engine shed. Third module will have the log dump sawmill and some track for logging cars. I found a plan on the net linked to the AMR i'll post it here.
I haven't done much as it took me long to find a glue to glue foam to foam. Finally I have found some polymer glue which works very good. White glue was not the best choice as it was still wet few days after application.
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Old 7th April 2011, 22:27   #16
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So here is the picture with the plan. It's poor quality as it's only a few Kb big but I have nothing else.
I posted it now without link as I cannot find it anymore on the net. It used to be linked to the AMR, so if anyone recognizes it please let me know if there is a problem of posting it this way.



It says on the plan : 0n30 Logging Layout "Big Mill Version".
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Old 9th April 2011, 23:12   #17
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Hi Alain. Plan looms good but I have reservations about the 3 road staging. looks like its behind backscene along a wall. What about access + visibility for operation?
The completely hidden staging loops on my layout have been a massive headache -i won't ever be doing that again! I'm wondering if you have enough length to drop the staging yard below the logging camp so its visible and has access from the side. keep us posted. SimonC
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Hi,
As for the staging , I won't use it I'll use the plan without it.
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Old 27th January 2013, 15:50   #19
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Hi everyone.
It's been a while since i posted in this thread but finally I have some pictures of what i'm doing at the moment.
Trying to build a modular layout was a dead end and finally gave up that idea.
So i had a lot of ideas but none would fit the available space.

I came up with a layout approx. 21' x 2'.
The aim was enough switching possibility with a minimum of track and trunouts and lots of scenery.

I used pink foam because most of work was done in the evening, so wife and baby could sleep while i could work on the layout without making noise.

Like on previous layouts geared locomotives will do their duty here.

As it will only be logging, perhaps I should find another company name.

Here some pictures.
This is the work of about a month as i'm a bit saturated of restoring my 67 Mustang modeling goes pretty quickly.































And here a little video I made a few days ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS3ZLpXwXtQ


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A lot of progress and a nice videoo too!
By the way, any useful hints about using foam for baseboards?
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