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Well, I completed phase 1 of the benchwork. I am now trying to decide how to add in access to the backside. I have seen several ideas i like, and then I'll build them in. When I see this much, I know it's on the way!

Slow but sure, I'll get it done. The only other issue is DC or DCC... I know everyone will probably say DCC, but I really don't wish to complicate everything too much...

Here's a few pics!

Shawn
 

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Nicely done!
I suggest a few more supporting uprights, and some cross-bracing between them... but you probably know that, or have already done it.
 

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That's nice benchwork. I left a few holes open so I could get to hard to reach areas of mine. My railroad is a wrap around nearly filling a 11x13 room with no access to the far corners except for the pop up holes I left in the benchwork.

DCC is not complicated. If you want complicated, wire it up DC. Blocks, turnouts, and all the rest.

With most DCC systems you can run up to six trains independently with no blocks or cab switching, operate your turnouts, signals, stationary lights, coach lighting, all locomotive functions, etc.





 

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Looking good. Don't worry about DCC go with an NCE system and you will be fine. I am NOT a very "swift" individual and if I can run 8-12 locos at once on 500 feet of track ANYONE can.

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Nicely done!
I suggest a few more supporting uprights, and some cross-bracing between them... but you probably know that, or have already done it.
I would add a couple legs to the back. Those wall anchors may loosen up with age :eek:
 
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