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Old 06-05-2019, 11:43 PM   #1
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Thought I would have some fun and build a 2’ by 2’ HO scale railway. It requires 2 pieces of flex track to complete the circle. The track that will be the trestle sits on the same piece of plywood, I cut the plywood around the trestle, and used a belt sander to thin that section of plywood. A sharpie is used to mask the wood. The bridge will use the ties from the flex track, as I want the bridge to look delicate.

Tomorrow I will solder some power to the track, and fabricate a turnout. The turnout will be non-operational. I’ll then spray bomb the track....I’ll update as I move forward..cheers
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:31 AM   #2
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That looks like a fun little layout. I'll be looking forward to seeing it develop.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:53 PM   #3
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Finished the track work, and spray bombed it. I’ll work on finishing the “bench work” tomorrow. The track work will be embedded into the ground (only the rails will be visible, and some ties.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:55 PM   #4
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:02 PM   #5
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Finished the box around the track, and am starting the foam landscape. Should have the form done by Sunday. My eight legged assistant has left me for greener pastures..😃
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:28 AM   #6
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The styrofoam has been shaped, and I will paint in the next day. The trestle will be prepared, bridge abutments and scenery should start on the weekend..cheers
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:31 PM   #7
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Could you post a photo of the complete setup, I'm having trouble figuring where the track is going. Is it two level ?

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Old 06-11-2019, 01:46 PM   #8
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The black spray paint probably doesn’t help, the grey ballast and sand will help after its applied. It is single level...I’m sure once the landforms are painted beige that will make the layout look like a layout The trestle is test fitted for now. I picked up a sandwich bag of trestle bents for $5....some work on a bench sander, and they speed up the process....I’ll add more to the trestle after its installed...
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:50 AM   #9
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Painted the base coat and the trestle. I’ll start ballast and scenery on the weekend..cheers
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:45 AM   #10
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Very interesting thread. I'm thinking that the siding is not an actual working turnout. Thanks for posting.
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