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Thanks, Steve, but in daylight it isn't all that impressive. No scenery around it. It did come out looking alright, though - it's the Walthers wood coaling tower in HO with some weathering and lighting added. Other than that and a thinner thread than they supplied for rigging, it's per the...
I've been in Model Railroading for about 35 years, and still enjoy the DPB DVDs. Some of the content is a bit simplistic, but all in all both my wife and I enjoy watching. Every time David Popp says "...I took and ..." we both chuckle.
I visit several occasionally, here once or twice a week (though I rarely post), and Trains.com at least once a day (their "snob factor" seems the lowest to me, and overall I like their forum interface a bit better than other sites. I'm not implying anything or slamming anyone here! That's just...
From a railroading perspective, I finished the Behemoth Helix just before Thanksgiving, and have barely touched the railroad since (recharging the battteries, I think).
Around the house, we started painting the exterior in the summer, continued work on the addition interior all year, and...
Here's a shot of my helix (not quite finished):
(Sorry about the oversized photo - that's what's on my website)
My inner track radius is 36". The helix is a suspension type - the support frame is attached to the ceiling,
and threaded rods extend downward to support the tiers.
I don't have any problems at all balancing hobby with life. I don't mean to be harsh or offensive, but anyone who has trouble prioritizing their hobby with the rest of their life needs to get their head together.
There are things I'd like to buy for the layout that I can't because of car...
Some update shots of my Behemoth Helix:
I started the helix the day after Thanksgiving last year. It's STILL under construction. That's good in the respect that I haven't given up in disgust or run into some unforseen and insurmountable problem. It's just taking a long time to build this...
Here's a few shots from the layout over the past few months.
The first is the latest view of the helix - 3 1/2 loops complete with 2 1/2 to go (4 1/2 tiers oif subroadbed are in place - 1 1/2 left to be lowered as trackwork is completed on each tier).
The second is a shot of the power...
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