Sunday, June 8, 2014


Well, the time has come, time for a new layout.  This one has served it's purpose, lot's of fun to operate, lot's of fun just watching the trains go around.  The new layout is already in the planning stages.  Although it will be designed on the prototype, I still may take a few liberties.
I'm still a fan of double deck layouts, but I hope I don't have another helix to connect the two levels.  It's boring to just stand there for 4-5 minutes until the train comes out at the top.  I do plan on using a helix to and from staging, and continuous running however.
I'll be taking a break between layouts, during that time I'm going to try and get some structures built for the new pike, that and get some home improvement projects done that have been on the back burner.

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Now for Legos and Ping Pong.


  1. Well.... Hello.
    So glad you'll be able to maintain your backdrop painting skills during this period of transition as well.
    I can't believe that is the same room. Nice work Patrick!

  2. The Pike-icidal maniac, Tillery! One day we'll catch for this dasterdly deed, layout butcher! How many has it been? Serial pike killer!

    (waiting with bated breath for photos of the new digs!)