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Western Layout - SF & UP

New City
Mining Valley
New Plateau
Auto Dealer Backdrop
New Layout Construction
Old Layout 9 pages below
Mountain Table
Town of Plateau
City and Terminal
Coal Mining Valley
Gantry Crane
Const - Mountain Table
Moved Layout
Const - Valley Table
Teardown Layout
Colorado & Georgetown
Wyoming Trains
California Trains
CT Eastern Museum
Birds and Our Cat

New Layout Construction

A new layout, 26 by 12 to 9 feet is being constructed using lumber and track sections salvaged from the previous layout shown on other pages here.
A little over half of the layout will be in a 4' 8" crawl space.
Shown here are three panels of salvaged backdrop painted by my wife, Sandi. 


The salvaged coal mine is in its new location.


Layout construction continues to the next corner with salvaged Pioneer Valley backdrop sections being installed. 


Most of the layout is Homasote on plywood.
The yard shown here is just on plywood with Homasote spacers between the joists and the plywood.
Installing Tortoise switch machines and wirng was done on the bench.



Salvaged Rico station area

Salvaged Town of Plateau

Salvaged Passenger & Freight Yards

Overview after 5 months of work