LAYOUT UPDATE: Weekend layout update

Managed to get a few projects done this weekend #acoupleofhoursaweekendFinished installing the LED lighting for the lower staging yard. Really happy with how this looks – just shows how important layout lighting is.I also installed decoders in 2 of my Metra MP36PH’s and tested my Amtrak advanced consisting as those two locos will always run together. Just need to sort the speed matching now.

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 19 – Layout lights and video top-downs

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I show you two projects – installing lighting under the 1st level to light up the lower staging yard, and the new frame I’ve built to shoot top-down videos for this channel. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale/

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 18 – Electronics, Track Testing and Test Run!

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I show you the electronics under the Western Avenue yard board (east end), take you through a test run of the track work and finally run a train all the way from staging right up to the Western Avenue yard level! Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale/

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 17 – a Rusty Underpass and Freight Yard Update

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I give you an update on the Western Avenue yard board and the progress of my road underpass project. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 16 – underpass, MOW truck & trackplan

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I update you on two projects I am working on, as well as my current trackplan of the staging yard and the Western Avenue yard, with a preview of the planned peninsula. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Weekend Work Update

This weekend I had the chance to spend some time in the layout room, working on various projects. The first one was adding the flextrack mainline that connects the Kato Unitrack on the helix to the track on Level 1, the eastern end of Western Avenue Yard I received another Walthers Steel Overpass kit, which I am using to build the underpass underneath Western Avenue Yard (see previous post for more details). I am combining 3 of these kits in order to span the width of the yard and create a nice modelled feature where you’ll able to look through […]

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Work started on underpass area

I’ve taken the plunge and have cut the first baseboard to lower the front section in order to install the roads and underpasses under Western Avenue yard. I took the plywood top I had cut out and installed it on the now lowered cross-bracing. I then printed a mock-up of one of the underpasses and placed it on the lowered board to test the height. Next step is to paint the baseboard with undercoat paint to seal it, then start adding the track underlay.

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 15 – layout build progress update

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I update you on the progress of the Level 1 boards, showing you the current proposed track plan and the plan for modelling the underpasses. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 14 – layout build progress update

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I give you another brief progress update on my layout build. Be sure to view my Facebook page as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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