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Old 11-11-2018, 09:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Go to DOORHOLLOWSHORTLINE.COM and pick the Construction section to see how we made the basic modules. It has grown and developed over the years and we still set up at train shows in the Southern California area.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you put a couple of cleats on the outside at the bottom of each section when you stack them they will stay evenly stacked and won't slip side to side.
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Bob:

What did you use for the "dirt" and how was it attached on the Doorhollow modules?

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Old 11-11-2018, 01:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The dirt on the modules is decomposed granite, which is the prevalent material in our region. It breaks down into chunks and further into almost a powder. We painted areas with yellow glue and sprinkled sifted DG onto the glue. Our layout sections have DG and LGB trackage on the top surface. Everything else is set in place. The module legs fold up and the modules are transported on their edges in a trailer.
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Bob:

Thanks. It looks pretty good in the pictures so I may give it a try. I know that several stone yards carry it in different colors.

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Our modular units stack up and become very stable on the dollies. We do not have legs as our units are on the ground. If you wanted to put legs on them the sides would have to be taller so that the units would still nest together. We were going to use kitty litter at a weight of 2 lbs per unit. As it is each straight unit is just over 28 lbs. Here is a link of some pictures. http://www.houstonagg.com/build-repair
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Go to DOORHOLLOWSHORTLINE.COM and pick the Construction section to see how we made the basic modules. It has grown and developed over the years and we still set up at train shows in the Southern California area.
Very nice detail, we have a long way to go!
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