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Old 02-08-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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O Scale Shelf Layout Complete.

Thanks again for all the help I have received on this forum while working my way through this project. I took some pictures and video of the final product to share.

The shelf layout has 2 separate loops and travels through 3 bedrooms. Inner loop is about 50 feet and outer loop is about 95 feet, with a crossover section in the middle.

The proposed layout was drawn out using MTH's track design software, and some input from T-Man brought me to this layout:


Couple pictures of the shelf details:





Looking into my room from my son's room:


Other direction through the corner tunnel


Both trains diverging and converging through crossover section:


Around the corner


Full circuit through all 3 bedrooms and closets


Passenger train in the dark through the closet
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Wow this looks great! I love it!
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:47 PM   #3
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That looks fantastic! Nice work.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:08 PM   #4
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I'm impressed. Not only did you make the train work, but you're an accomplished carpenter, too!
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:44 PM   #5
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when can you come and do this to my home?
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:34 PM   #6
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How COOOOLLLLLL is that! GREAT job!
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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I recently built a 4x8 HO layout for my kids, and "slaved" over the construction and detailing of a tunnel/mountain. As a precaution for any in-tunnel derailings, I built two little access windows into the back (unseen) face of the mountain. But ...

All my kids now want to do is watch the trains go through the tunnel via the little access windows on the back side. Forget about my roads. Forget about my trees. Forget about my buildings. The kids like the little access windows best. So ...

I'll soon be sending my kids over to YOUR house, where they'll be spending all day running back and forth between rooms, watching your trains poke through the little wall cutouts! Hours and hours of fun!!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments folks! Glad you enjoyed it.

cruiser : That is too funny about your tunnel. That's always the way with kids eh? My son does indeed run between rooms constantly to follow the trains. Although I have to admit I still do too!

I absolutely love running the passenger train at a crawl around the outer loop at night, it is so soothing to look at and listen to. When it runs at slow speed, it is gone from the room for a good 2 minutes before re-entering the room. The shadow play is great going into/out of the tunnels. This was so worth the time I put into it.

I think this rivals my previously most fun project:


For any interested tinkerers, here is a build thread for that project:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/inde...9831#msg809831
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:45 PM   #9
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Glad it worked out for you! I still need to look at the videos.
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Hi Rob,

Great job with the shelf layout ... and the video game ... TOO funny!

It's a good thing that our kids smile a lot ... hopefully, it rubs off on us a bit, and keeps us (a bit) younger at heart!

All the best,

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