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    Found a couple photos of my Dad's layout, from 1956

    Love the layout - the curves have an impressively small radius!
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    Its just an inexpensive Atheran that I bought about 14 years ago. Not a lot of detail - for example, the ditch lights are just painted on. It only has a basic Digitrax decoder but runs very quietly and smoothly. It really needs to be weathered!
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    Same here - I verified that my C44-9 had no problem negotiating Atlas #4 turnouts
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    This did not go well :-) I had this idea of using foam core board as the road areas on my layout but it warped once it was painted with Woodland Scenics Asphalt paint. Previously foam core board came with think clay-coated paper that did not take much water but this foam core board seems to...
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    My daughter just saw there warehouse and thinks it looks a bit like an IKEA store. In fact, it does look a bit like the IKEA store in Elizabeth NJ alongside the NJ Turnpike :)
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    The warehouse roof was very tricky to assemble! I read the instructions and careful maneuvering of the pieces. I am almost done with the outside trim. Next I need to do some weathering of the building.
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    Got all the walls of the warehouse completed! I really like the look of this structure. Its exactly what I wanted for the location - the sheer size makes it really imposing. Still more work to be done in terms of adding details.
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    The big warehouse is coming together nicely. I finally got to use my miniature right angle clamps.
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    I am making progress weathering tracks and assembling the warehouses. In the meantime, I just received a set of HO scale street lights and associated light controller. It would not have been hard to come up with a separate power supply for the lights but on a small layout like this, it's...
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    I have been busty for the past couple of days. Yesterday, I installed missing ties near track joints - you have to cut away the ties when using flex track. This was very tedious work as I had to file down the tiers to be able to slide them under the rails. But thankfully, its all done now. This...
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    0-4-0 Rivarossi project

    Looks great - is it running on DCC?
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    Grain Terminal Build

    Thanks! Your layout looks spectacular. I'm much inspired by it.
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    Finally done with the wiring! All of the frogs are now powered. It went very quickly thanks to the Wago connectors. I secured the Wago connectors to the underside of the layout using Scotch Dual Lock pieces.
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    My network terminal railroad building layout in HO scale

    Wow! This is real engineering in model form! Very impressed by the quality of your track work. I can see an Austrian coach on your layout - are you in Europe?
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    Got the frog juicers wired up and they seem to be working just fine. The Wago connectors are just amazing - I can't recommend them highly enough! Makes it really easy to connect the dropper wires to the juicer.
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    Pleased with the way the wheel stops look after painting them. These are made by Osborn Model Kits in Canada.
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    Grain Terminal Build

    Just catching up with this fantastic thread - great work @TLOC ! What is this structure with an awning in the forefront that looks like an oil terminal? It looks like it would be perfect for my layout.
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    The Uffington and Davis Railroad (The Uff Da Line)

    I really like the port variant. My only suggestion is to reduce the amount of trackage a bit. The layout will be a lot easier to build but it will still be a lot of fun to operate. One idea is to get rid of the three sidings inside the oval.
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    More about track bumpers :-) I created a simple jig to make it easier to assemble the Tichy Trains stops. These kits are very hard to assemble but this jig really simplified matters a lot: I then painted the bumpers yellow with acrylic paints. Also, I received the Walthers warehouse...
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    Northeastern HO scale switching layout

    A few quick updates as seen in the attached photo 1. I have been working on assembling some wooden wheel stops. I think I bought these a long time ago at the Amherst train show. They are very hard to assemble but I thought I would use a few of them for variety along with the Tichy track bumper...




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