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> Finally Got The Benchwork In, Benchwork for the Rome and Osceola RR
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post May 27 2013, 01:48 PM
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It has been a long time coming, but I finally got the benchwork installed and the foam top down today.

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Boxes and books are to keep the foam down until the Liquid Nails dries over the next day or so.

Now to order track and cork...
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post May 27 2013, 02:17 PM
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Great start, much further along than I ever got. I take it your in an apartment or small condo with the room you have for the layout. Looks good though!



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post May 27 2013, 03:05 PM
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QUOTE (dti406 @ May 27 2013, 10:17 PM) *
Great start, much further along than I ever got. I take it your in an apartment or small condo with the room you have for the layout. Looks good though!



I am actually in a house. The first room of choice lost out to a pool table; the second room of choice was lost when my daughter came home pregnant, and the room became the nursery. This is the breakfast nook.

The room is about 9' x 11' but I am using 8' x 10' to utilize existing 2' x 4' modules I already had. I might put 'wings' on it to get the other foot back.

Now being the breakfast nook it is right off the kitchen, so access to water is high, as well as the 'fridge.

Thanks!
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post May 27 2013, 07:58 PM
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Looks good!

Enjoy it



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post May 28 2013, 09:16 PM
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Looks like a splendid start! Is this an HO switching layout? or N?

The only thing I would add are some gussets or horizontal stabilizers on those legs. I never trusted 2x2s, especially when you get working on things... don't want it wobbly.


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post May 29 2013, 12:57 AM
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It is going to be HO set in Upstate New York.

I agree about it being a bit wobbly. I will probably need to add some bracing. All the module are bolted together, and now that they have been up for a day I can see it move a bit.

The orginal plan was for it to sit directly on top of the bookcases, but the legs I had were already two inches taller. I went with them as is instead of cutting them down to save time.

Thanks for the encouragment and advice!

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post May 29 2013, 03:19 AM
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At least it is something, even if you have had to 'downsize'!
Are you planning on having any blinds or similar over the windows, or is it not overlooked or in direct sunlight?
And agree that you'll need some bracing on those legs.

Looking forward to further progress!

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post May 29 2013, 01:58 PM
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I plan on putting a back drop in, and I will put a covering over the window. Some type of curtain. That window faces a two story house.

The layout is about six inches from the window opening, and the opening is a windowseat that is about a foot or so deep. Might be a good place for a bolt on wing addition.

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post May 29 2013, 04:21 PM
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Backdrop will make world of difference, should be good Joel.When you get that done and the facia it looks like you're gettin somewhere.


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post Jun 3 2013, 04:15 PM
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A great looking start, Joel.

Sure will be nice to see some progress, once the glue dries.

It looks like a very acceptable place to build the layout.





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post Jun 17 2013, 02:34 PM
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The LK&R Ry. is built on foam with a 1/4 inch plyboard base under it and 1X4 framing. The layout pieces are a lot lighter than those from the second layout.
The base gives the foam support. We used latex "Liquid Nails" to fasten the foam to the plyboard The cork was glued using Elmers yellow carpenters glue. The track was fastened to the cork with the same glue then the ballast followed. The bonded ballast method was used to glue the ballast in place. Other scenery followed after the track was in place and trains running.
The LK&R used Atlas code 100 for the main line and PECO switches. The yard and branch line were in Atlas code 83 rail and again PECO switches
There are some videos on Youtube of the LK&R. Go on Youtube and search Longview Kelso & Rainier Railway
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