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As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:55 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Well, I think it is time I start building again, as Tilley Yard South celebrates its 2nd birthday this month.

I really enjoyed the inglenook puzzle of TYS, so this is another inglenook, but a 5-3-3 puzzle.

Measuring 8ft by 18inches (or 244cm by 44cm in new money), split over two boards. The location is undecided but I am leaning towards New Mexico. The dry desert areas being a sharp contrast to snowy urban Chicago.

So far the boards have been built, the track laid and soldered together, and playing...I mean testing is underway.

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Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:14 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Thanks Dave, although this is actually the biggest I will have built!

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:28 am
by Allegheny1600
Okay, cool!
At least you can keep all your stock.
Will observe with interest.
John.

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:54 pm
by nickbrad
Any progression on this Rob, will I be seeing it at Handsacre this year? :wink:

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:11 pm
by Kerluk
Nice start. Can't wait for the next pics.

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:04 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Haha Nick. No not quite. Maybe next year.

Thanks kerluk. I have found this quite the experience so far as I haven't ever built a layout that splits in two.

The boards are lined up using aluminium L pieces, then attached with bolts and wingnuts.

The track at the board edges was soldered to panel pins and then cut with a dremel. I was very pleased having never done this sort of thing before.

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:21 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
A few pics:

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Most of the track will be buried in either asphalt or that dirty ashy/sandy type of ballast seen in American yards.

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Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:44 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Yes John, my ever growing stock collection was one of the reasons for going bigger....

Waukegan Harbor and Marine

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:39 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Long time no post!

Well we are getting somewhere with this now.

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I had to modify the board so the dock crane would reach over the side, then add a small board for the main bulk of the water.

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Then paving began.

And this is where it is now. Paving completed and building work begins.

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Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:34 am
by nickbrad
Coming along nicely, good to see an update.

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:58 pm
by Mountain
I love the boat, and the convincing warehouse being built in the background. Very good. :)

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:22 am
by m.levin
What is that warehouse building?

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:35 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Thanks for the kind words chaps.

The warehouse is a heavily modified Walthers Reliable Warehouse and Storage building kit.

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:43 pm
by Dad-1
True a long time without visible activity ...
But obviously you've not been sitting on your hands !!
You made me laugh about needing a larger layout because of your growing
freight wagon stock ....... That my friend could lead to an ever extending layout.

Geoff T.

Re: As yet un-named ATSF inglenook

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:12 am
by Mountain
It is with that in mind how my layout grew to two boards... It was because I had more then one train and they need a passing point. One board didnt give me the space to have a run round loop. Now I'm even considering a third board for a siding. It all started out as a simple exercise on a single board (2ft x 3½ft) that could fit in most car boots, and it was so I had something to do with trains while I'm waiting to move.