Yes, I am a Looper * 2nd Video Added * - Page 2 - Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource
Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource

Go Back   Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource > Model Train Workshop > My Layout
Forgotten your password?

My Layout Showcase your layout here - pictures, projects, progress, whatever!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2019, 05:52 PM   #11
flyboy2610
Dispatcher
 
flyboy2610's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 1,788
Scales Modeled: HO, too blind and fumble fingered for N
I think most of us get a little loopy sometimes.
__________________
"If the women don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy!"
Red Green
http://theworldasiseeit-flyboy2610.b...-i-see-it.html
flyboy2610 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-11-2019, 10:02 PM   #12
Stan D
Brakeman
 
Stan D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Fairfax Virginia
Posts: 207
Scales Modeled: HO & G
Hi, my name is Stan, and I am also a looper (crowd-"Hi, Stan"). I am currently in a rental until We buy our next home, and that just got put off another year because we didn't find the right one, and.... well, Grandson. This time next year we should be moving.

My dream layout will be two lines around the perimeter of a Mancave, with dioramas in two corners and one on a straightaway. And a few sidings along the way, and maybe a yard. Oh, and a bar. I have maybe 75% of the track I'll need, with plenty of stuff to run.

This thread reminds me of a loop I made years ago. It was literally an 18" radius circle hung from the ceiling of my shop, made just to run a Bachmann Gandy Dancer. I'd do that in this rental, except that my shop here has a garage style door in the way.
Stan D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 02:12 PM   #13
SantaFeJim
Engineer
 
SantaFeJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Illinois
Posts: 878
Scales Modeled: O & HO
USA

After an initial review and agreement of my track plan I made a small deposit to show PDM that I am truly interested in their services. They use their design software to calculate material cost and plot the layout incorporating the easements how best to construct and size each section for transporting and assembling the finished product.

Part of next phase includes building a small scale mock-up to aid in visualizing the layout in 3 dimensions. (I get to keep this when the layout is delivered)

IMG_0024.jpg
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0353.JPG (1.24 MB, 5 views)
__________________
D T S & M A G A


Last edited by SantaFeJim; 07-12-2019 at 02:14 PM.. Reason: Extra Picture
SantaFeJim is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-12-2019, 03:10 PM   #14
MichaelE
Dispatcher
 
MichaelE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 1,920
Scales Modeled: HO
Jim, is this an HO or O layout?
__________________
Deutsche-Bahn Eisenbahn modeling Upper Bayern, western Austria, and northern Switzerland.
MichaelE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 03:32 PM   #15
SantaFeJim
Engineer
 
SantaFeJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Illinois
Posts: 878
Scales Modeled: O & HO
USA

Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelE View Post
Jim, is this an HO or O layout?
The new layout is HO. I posted the Santa Fe F-unit by accident. That was my El Capitan train that McComas used on the cover of the video he made of our club layout last October. The picture was next to the one of the mock-up and got transference to my post. I find it confusing posting pics on this forum. Sorry.
__________________
D T S & M A G A

SantaFeJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 07:45 PM   #16
Nikola
Dispatcher
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,232
OP, looping is the best. Switching layouts leave me cold. And the photos pf the PMD work are incredible. I'd say you have made a few correct choices! Good luck, my friend.
Nikola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 10:39 AM   #17
flyboy2610
Dispatcher
 
flyboy2610's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 1,788
Scales Modeled: HO, too blind and fumble fingered for N
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
OP, looping is the best. Switching layouts leave me cold.
On the new layout I'm building (I have one section of benchwork built! ), I can do both. I'll have two loops connected by a double crossover. If I set the crossover to cross between tracks, the train can circle between loops as long as I want it too. There will also be a yard and some switching.
__________________
"If the women don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy!"
Red Green
http://theworldasiseeit-flyboy2610.b...-i-see-it.html
flyboy2610 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 07:13 AM   #18
kstrains
Engineer
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 570
Very nice, Jim! Look forward to seeing your photos when it is completed.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
kstrains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 08:04 PM   #19
SantaFeJim
Engineer
 
SantaFeJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Illinois
Posts: 878
Scales Modeled: O & HO
USA

Here is a link to a more up to date version of this topic. I got tired of posting duplicates on two forums. It has many more pictures and details. Enjoy.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/yes-i-am-a-looper
__________________
D T S & M A G A


Last edited by SantaFeJim; 07-23-2019 at 09:09 PM.. Reason: Explanation
SantaFeJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 10:00 PM   #20
Gramps
Dispatcher
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Coastal Carolina
Posts: 1,523
Scales Modeled: HO then G back to HO
Would it be fair to say that switching layouts would be more popular in HO simply because if you have the room for O you are able to loop? I have a switching HO layout because of lack of space but I would rather have a loop included. Just asking.
Gramps is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


» Visit These Sites:
LGB World

Or Our European Train Website ModelRailForum




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.