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So, the trains are once again rolling along the track without many mishaps. That needs clarification. Without mishap means the grand children are not here. Apologies for blurry (shaky) pictures.
 

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The inside loop has an O-27 curve on one end (on both tables near the door entry) and an O-31 on the other end. The middle loops are a combination of O-31 and some O-42 curves. The outer loops are O-42 with a couple of O-54 curves. It's a mish-mash of stuff cobbled together to make six operable, individual loops, each powered by an individual power supply. There are no cross-overs, turn-outs or isolated sections. I had envisioned an O-72 loop, but once the tables were built, it became apparent that the O-72 was not to be. My goal was to have three separate loops on each side of the room. There may yet be an elevated loop at the fireplace end of the room, but I am still not sure I want to embark on further building.

The room is 17 1/2 ft. by 13 1/2 ft. The tables length are just over 17 feet. The ends by the door are 4 x 4 and the ends by the fireplace started out as 5 x 5 but I cut off one corner to achieve the diagonal. The finished table height is 29".
 

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... It's a mish-mash of stuff cobbled together to make six operable, individual loops, each powered by an individual power supply.
Six loops, I didn't register that at first. I'm now seeing two separate tables? The split in the pic.'s is at the fireplace so separate tables to enter the "engineers cab"?
 

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Yes, two tables, four transformers, two on each side. They look very, very similar, so, the pictures can be deceiving.

The "bone" structures will give you a good perspective.

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Nice Bob, you should have painted or stained the wood on the tables? The parts that you can see that is.

What do you mean by, "an elevated loop at the fireplace end of the room"? Down by the table?
 

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Looks like you could launch those trains into orbit with all that power! :D You have several thousand watts of power on tap, that's sufficient to run the whole house! ;)
I never considered that. Perhaps, if they were generating their own power, it might be a novel idea. :cool:
 

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Nice Bob, you should have painted or stained the wood on the tables? The parts that you can see that is.

What do you mean by, "an elevated loop at the fireplace end of the room"? Down by the table?
My idea was to build an elevated loop of O-54 on each platform adjacent to the fireplace and connect them with a bridge across the hearth.
 

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Nice looking layout, Bob. I like the wall color and flooring too.
Thanks, I have had mixed comments about the floor. It is Race Deck flooring, typically used in garages. It is plastic tile. I purchased rubber cushions that fit into the underside of the tile. Five one inch cushions in each tile. It helps lessen the sound and is easier on the legs and feet when standing for a long period.
 

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... It's a mish-mash of stuff cobbled together to make six operable, individual loops ... There may yet be an elevated loop at the fireplace end of the room, but I am still not sure I want to embark on further building.

"Mish-mash" worked out very well.
 

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Finished? Nothing is finished until we decide it is! (With apologies to Bluto)

Nice looking room, top to bottom. I agree you have PLENTY of power! I have 3 tracks with just trolley-type units. They just have a 45 watt transformer each.

Beautiful!!!
 
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