I started building my Lost Creek RR back in April 2010 in what was once my woodworking shop so I needed to get the room ready for this new venture into On30. I thought I would show a couple of pics of the work in the room done along with some of my layout benchwork.
The curved corner was done using laminex with the underside showing. It was glued in place with contact cement. This worked very well compared to pushing in Masonite or MDF. The idea came from an article in the Gazzette.
Thanks for the nice comments guys. I learnt to do L Girder back in the late 60's and it has always worked out well. As I have dismantled layouts to move house and build new layouts I have been able to re-use most of it.
Some more in progress pics.
When this was taken my backdrop painting was just underway.
"It may seem like I work fast in fact these images were taken very early last year.
"I posted some images last week of my turnout controls. They are just small slide switches mounted on a piece of right angle aluminium. I then attach a piece of what looks like fencing wire to the wooden knob. I have also drilled a small hole in the switch throw to insert a small, about 1 mil, piano wire that goes up through the ME turnout throw bar. Three wires, two to track and one to frog and the job is done.
I painted most of my backdrop before fitting the valances. It sure did make it a lot easier to do than having to duck under each time I did a bit.
"By this stage I have added all of my valances and the backdrops are well under way. "Along with the facia and valances I have also painted the entire ceiling flat black in the area outside of the layout. With only the layout lights switched on the layout become the main focal point.