G Scale Model Train Forum banner
1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
39 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well here is a few pics of my railroad that I started just over a year ago. I lost the bare wall pictures in a computer crash. I will post a few and add more later. I got a long way to go but it's fun getting there. I am hoping you all could give me idea's and suggestions for my layout. Thanks.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,716 Posts
Nice!

It's a good thing you don't say where you are. I might say, "I'll be right over!"
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
39 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks - ThinkerT and Torby.
After I put up the walls I think the inside diameter was 18.5' X 35'. I wish I could have used the whole basement. But at least my wife let me do what I wanted with the addition. I still have a little to do to finish the room itself and a TON of stuff to do on the railroad.
I could use the Help Torby - I am from Wisconsin so its a good thing I am indoors, coffee is on so come on over! :)" align="absMiddle" border="0" src="/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/smile.gif" />
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
526 Posts
That's going to be really nice.

I wish I had been as smart as you and finished off the basement before I put down rails.  That's the right way to go and you'll be glad you did.

And I don't know how you managed to keep the place so clean while your working. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif

Dave
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,716 Posts
Wisconsin where? I'm in Illinois, north of Chicago and just south of the border.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,269 Posts
That's a nice room you have there. I'd say your off to a good start.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
144 Posts
Steam Maker, what did you use for the mountain and tunnel? I can't tell from the pictures, but it looks interesting, and neat.
SandyR
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
39 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
SandyR. I used a wood skelton to frame it off and then added the spray can foam then carved it out after it dried. When it was set, I used dry wall mud to harden it up and give it more texture and finally painted it with various colors for dimension. I am sure there are other who have more advanced ways of doing it but this worked well for me as a beginner. Thanks for your comments, they are always welcomed and I like to hear what others have used in their construction processes too.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
39 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Here is the last of the pictures I have. More to come as progress moves along. Any ideas/advice on what else I can do with the railroad? Scenery, structures etc? Thanks again.







 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,716 Posts
Ah. A little far for a Saturday Afternoon.

I'm planning to head north for American Invasion in July.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,297 Posts
I'll second that, its an intriguing idea to use spray foam, every time I've used the stuff its was just a disaster. I'm planning to use blue foam now that I have found a supplier here in LA

Are you planning on any kind of a backdrop other than the sky paint?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,976 Posts
Looks great!!  Where's the keg-erator?  Why no Green Bay signage?


Where'd you get all that Slate Creek stuff?

Could you post a little more about the underside of your railroad?  I am in the process of planning to finish my basement, and part of that inlcudes making tables (benchwork) with shelves underneath.  Looks like you've got some access doors?  Are they sliding type or swing out type?

Thanks,

Mark
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top