After a 3 week stay in the hospital and recovery I am now able to work on this huge layout.
Just before I ended up in the hospital, I had uprooted some track to make changes to Chicago and Oakland.
All track is in place, now it is time to add feeders in many places, do test runs again, then finally start on scenery.
Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City and Oakland on my layout do not resemble the real places, my track arrangements are freelance.
However I can run point to point, changing out locos at each city. or just simply let trains run for show, there is approx 20 scales of track on the layout, 99% Kato Unitrack.
One can sit at any of the cities and do freight switching as well as dropping and adding passenger cars to the passenger trains.
Layout is against 3 walls, 10.5′ long at Chicago, 23.5′ along the narrow 4 track main, then 24′ along the wall to Oakland. The aisle is 3′ wide by 18″.
I enjoy reading all the input from our model train pals worldwide which inspires me to keep at it.
Dick Chapple Sr
Hardin Mt USA”
The single line throughout represents the all double track mainline as it traverses the 4 cities. DCC operation with 4 divisions.
Midwest Chicago toward salt Lake City
Leaving Salt Lake headed for Oakland
Oakland at far end
Oakland and waterfront
Lower tracks entering Denver
Leaving Denver for Salt Lake city
Mountains outside of Salt lake City
Salt Lake City
Coming into Salt Lake City
A big thanks to Dick – it’s quite a project he’s got going on there.
Now on to John. I posted his brewery project here – but I forgot the youtube vid. So here it is:
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to stop dreaming and start doing, just like Dick did, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
Remember, it’s the start that stops most people.
PS Don’t forget the latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still updated daily.