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Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:46 pm
by LKandO
A&M Hardware 12"x18" bracket template 1:1 scale on 24" deep bench.

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Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:20 am
by LKandO
Benchwork has begun! Built the first of many sections today. On vacation over the holidays so should be able to make great progress. Using framing angles for attachment instead of the usual end grain screw or pocket screws. This will allow me to reposition cross members from below if changes are needed later on due to track change, the need to locate an actuator, etc. I am positioning the cross members so they don't interfere with switch machines and linkages hence the track plan on the floor. The doubled up cross members are where the wall brackets attach. This particular section is the west end yard throat of Brittain. Details: http://www.lkorailroad.com/benchwork-construction-methodology/

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Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:49 pm
by Peacock
Looks ike it's going to be a clean installation! Looking forward to seeing your progress. :mrgreen:

Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:22 am
by LKandO
Moving right along

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Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:55 pm
by LKandO
More progress... benchwork in the River Styx area being built. The trestle will span the lowered bench section. More pics and details at: http://www.lkorailroad.com/benchwork-part-ii/

The benchwork around the basement walls (the easy to build part ;) ) is finished. I am now beginning the benchwork attached to the backdrop wall.

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Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year.

Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:45 pm
by LKandO
Want some more benchwork progress pics?

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Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:02 pm
by Luke
Alan, Have been following your LK&O postings.... you're making GREAT progress! Very nice work! Bob

Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:15 am
by LKandO
Upper deck benchwork is finished. Lower deck lighting is next on the list.

http://www.lkorailroad.com/upper-benchwork-finished/

Video trip around the upper deck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMUjDZJDT88

Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:03 pm
by LKandO
Lower deck lighting progress. 72 more lamps and reflectors.

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Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:54 pm
by LKandO
Finished the layout lighting. You have to use your imagination that there is a lower deck in place. Am going to get the upper deck functional before building the lower deck. Upper deck sub-roadbed is next on the agenda. There are many more photos at: http://www.lkorailroad.com/lighting-completely-finished/

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