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New video tour…with a twist!

December 6th, 2014

Here is a short layout tour of my Rochelle Intermodal N scale layout.  I was testing a German Deutsche Bahn locomotive for a fellow Seaboard Southern Model Club member.  Not often you will see a non-American loco on the layout, but it was a good chance to test the trackwork and block detection.

Don’t worry…the next video tour will be a ‘proper’ locomotive!

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New track plan & layout page updated

December 3rd, 2014

Just a quick update to say I’ve updated the layout page with the latest layout information, as well as the latest trackplan.

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Long overdue update!

March 30th, 2012

A long overdue update!  My wife and I are now settled in our new house and have finished all the renovations, which means I can now concentrate on fitting out the garage.  I am planning on insulating it and installing lighting & a decent floor.

The garage is 19ft by 12ft, so a decent amount of space.  Unfortunately not long enough to have the layout up in its full configuration, but I am working on a track plan which will add in two more corners and – hopefully – a yard, which will finally enable me to factor in proper operations.  I’m also looking into the possibility of…wait for it…building a multilevel layout!

As I am no longer taking Rochelle Intermodal to exhibitions, I am going to look into a cantilever system to hang the layout from the wall, allowing for (removable) storage underneath, allowing for access if needed to the underneath of the boards.  As the weather warms up I can get started on the garage, but in the meantime I’m trying to see what I can work out with the track plan.

So, keep an eye out for further updates in the coming months.

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