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Started with plans for bench work and precut
as much as
I could at my place of work.
Then home to the garage to start assembling
the bench work.
Out to the train shed for one more look at
layout before destruction starts.
That was a tough step to take, start tearing
apart the old layout
to prepare the shed for the new layout.
The shelves were removed from the left side
of the room and
the sheet rock was finished.
The bench work starts to go in all the while
moving all the contents
of the room from one side to another as I went.
After the bench work was complete the upper
cupboards were build to make storage area for many things that were stored in this room
before. It also functioned as a valance to hide the lighting for the layout.
I used 4 foot single florescent tubes for
work lights and used
clear Christmas lights on a dimmer for operation lights.
My track plan was just where and what I
wanted to include in my layout.
Now came the actual task of fitting things in
the space I had.
I did want a dual mainline layout but not all the track parallel.
this layout around the scenes I wanted to model. Things like a river,
a bay scene,
mainline over mainline, as much horizontal track spacing as
possible, reversing loop,
a snow shed, large gorge with bridges crossing,
a pond with a cabin on it,
engine facility with fueling and sanding and
turntable and shops for painting and car work
and engine work and MOW equipment storage, Yard as large as possible, Intermodel facility,
Farm equipment company, Town scene from old layout, Farm scene,
chemical company which my father owned, Draper Valley
chicken feed plant which is close to
home, Gas station,
Fast food restaurant, Train station, and other buildings and
from my old layout.