Category: Consctruction

Seattle Lighting

Seattle Lighting has a large warehouse and retail store that will be modeled on the layout. The warehouse is no…

Adjustable rail braces.

Summer Spurt 2013

It’s been a real slow summer. No time for trains. Kids summer camp brought me a couple of hours of…

Pink Spackle

Roadbed Work

I used Homabed and Homasote for roadbed, but wanted to fill in the gaps at joints and kerf lines. I tried a few different…

UR92 guts hanging out

The hole that ate my Dremel

UR92 Fascia Panel A few weeks ago I burned up my Dremel trying to cut a new hole for UR92…

A ladder for reference.

More Roadbed

I’ve been slowly plugging away at laying the homasote roadbed and homabed. Not too hard. I tack down the bottom layer…

Cab Cubby

Cab Cubbys Installed

I assembled and painted all six Cab Cubby throttle holders. I used Rust-Oleum ChalkBaord spray paint. I installed five of the six on the layout, the sixth one will be used with my modules.

Cab Cubby

Cab Cubby

Thanks to a tip from The New York Harbor Railroad, I found these inexpensive and very cool little throttle pockets called the Cab Cubby. I immediately ordered a half dozen for $12 on ebay and got free shipping. It’s a great price compared to the competition.

Patrick tacks the Homasote to the deck.

Roadbed by the sheet.

Since we didn’t buy enough Homabed, Patrick and I went down to Compton Lumber and picked up a sheet of Homasote….

Gue + chalk line = no line, so I had Patrick nail in the base layer.

Let’s lay some roadbed

I’ve been sitting on my stash of Homabed for almost a month and I’ve finally decided it’s time to start…

Another closeup mockup 2.

Seattle Lighting Mockup

  I want to know where my buildings will be before I start glueing down roadbed and track, so I…