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Old 12-09-2009, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello On30-fans

now the winter has come and it's getting colder in the workshop of my 2"-scale railroad. So I decided to spent the winter break in large scale railroading for a small On30 project. I founded the "Muddy River Railroad", loosly based on the Maine-2-Footers. All rolling stock will be Bachmann, but most converted to match my project.

The last days, I spent some time on track planing and to build the benchwork for my new railroad. The design will be a classic point-to-point operation with a end-of-line station at the left end and a fiddle yard on the other side.







The fiddle yard can be fold down to give access to the guest room. I hope to get the ordered tracks soon to get started in track laying.

Don't worry about the benchwork. It's 100% evenly and straight but the floor, walls and all the other rest of my old house isn't =)

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Old 12-10-2009, 06:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work! Great project for the long winter evenings.
Second picture, the most right locomotive on the upper shelf. Is that one of the models for this layout?
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,

well, it's a modificated Bachmann On30 Shay, but it's not planed to run the Shay on this layout. I'll use a Forney and a rail bus as motive power. The Shay is one of 8 models in my little Shay collection and actually owned by my dad and just a loan for my collection =)
The Shay is my favorite type of steam locomotives.

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Old 12-10-2009, 02:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks nice ! I look forward to read your future postings!

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A "wrap-a-round" empire. I like it. Please keep us up to date Gerd.

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Old 12-10-2009, 07:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Gerd-

Looks like a good start. But the interesting part, is your layout is very close in size and design of a friend's 0n30 industrial railway that he is building. His railway is set in eastern Tennessee around the 1920s.

We are handlaying code 70 rail and building stub switches, all the rail is secondhand from my father's old layout and is between 40 and 50 years old.

It will be interesting to see your progress!
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Good morning,

thanks for your comments.
As this little empire will be a simple fun project, I don't stress myself with time eras, prototype situations or absolut finescale stuff.
I'll lay simple Peco On30 rails (code 100) and will use some Plasticville structures I bought on eBay some time ago. But I'll spend some time to repaint or detail all this stuff to get good looking models.

I'm still waiting for the flextracks delivery. I hope the will arrive today to get start with the first feet of track this weekend.

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Good morning,

made some progress this weekend. First I build the sector plate style fiddle yard from two layers of 8mm plywood. At the end, I cut a hole in the top layer to hold the turntable.

For the basic landscape, I glued polystyrene plates on top of the benchwork. I used them too to form the rail embankment.



Finally I start with the rails. The rails are fixed with double-sided tape At the joints between the mainline and the sector plate, I set small screws at the end of the rails into the wooden benchwork/sectorplate and soldered the rails on top of this screws. I use the same method on the turntables.





Saddly I couldn't finish the trackwork yesterday, because the last two turnouts haven't arrived yet. As soon as I recieve them, I'll continue with the rails and I hope to make first testruns at last neet weekend.

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First train arrives *choo choo* :-p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FVO4DZOmRQ

Next I'll build and install the turntables...

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Looking nice Gerd. That kind of layout offers lots of options for landscaping and buildings. Always a work in progress or update.

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