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Dennis Bourey

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Lake's Region RR Part 1
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:20:02 PM »
Ok guy's it official. I started my little 13' x 20' world oh Model RR. I built the Bench work at 50" and I put plywood down and after talking to a few of the modeler's here for my idea of having depth. I then took the plywood off and installed cross brace's and reapply the plywood and then I notice after my wife came down and asked how I was gonna reach the top of the plywood. it was about 54" and I was like heck no. I tore the bench work apart and cut the leg's and rebuilt it to the height I liked. And I also put in the turntables for my two roundhouse. The track plan will be something else. Not sure where to start but I will start somewhere tomorrow. I would like to run 2 main lines and 1 line on the middle leg and have it tie into the other two run's. Phew Thanks Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 08:40:56 PM »
Great start Dennis. I'll definitely be following your build.
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 08:52:20 PM »
Thank you very much Curt....Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 05:35:13 AM »
I'll be following along as well.  Always fun watching the beginnings of a layout.  Lots of pics please!
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 07:17:08 AM »
Dennis,


I'll be following also.  One of the very best things about building on a flat table is the ability to easily test your track ideas to make sure everything fits and flows.  I do my planning on paper and then make sure what I sketched fits by laying out some old brass sectional track and switches.  I use a marker to mark centerlines, etc., then use the markings to install the roadbed,  switches and flex track.  I also use cardboard mockup structures to see if I need to shift the track to fit the planned structures onto the layout. 
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 07:43:57 AM »
Dennis,

I'm on this bandwagon as well. Looking forward to the build.

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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 09:08:32 AM »
Dennis


Looks like your ready to build your empire.


It will be fun to watch it grow.


Jerry
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2020, 09:49:52 PM »
Dennis


Congratulations - you are off to a great start.  I will be following your progress.
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 09:54:20 PM »
Thank you John, It's been a royal battle last few years....Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2020, 09:56:15 PM »
Mark,Jerry B,Tom,Jerry. Thank you all for the kind word's and I'll post lots of Picture's....Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2020, 07:24:42 AM »
Before you get too much further on your empire, you may want to determine the lighting.  Are you going to use the fixtures as they are, add more, or do something different?  It's easier to work on the ceiling before anything goes on the layout.

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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2020, 05:52:33 PM »
Hey Dennis:

This layout looks like its gonna be pretty cool. I will be following along.

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2020, 06:00:16 PM »
Thank you Karl I hope I can make you guy's proud?   Jeff I will be running led recess canister's every 2' double over the layout on each leg. Thanks I forgot about that...Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2020, 08:40:28 AM »
I'm in too.....looks like you have a lot of work and fun in your future.  8)
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2020, 07:52:00 PM »
Thank you Greg. I'm running the lights tomorrow and I was thinking of putting down 1 inch foam on top of the plywood? I'm not sure? If I don't my track looks like it would be below everything? Dennis
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