Show us your train room!

Josta Aug 5, 2019

  1. Josta

    Josta TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is there interest in showing the rest of us your train room along with decorations, signs, and other railroadiana as well as the layout itself? I'll go first.....

    This is what we call a "lobby" just outside of the train room.

    John

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    There's a little board in one of the light cases that has the alternating flashing circuit.

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Events of several years ago, I no longer have such a "room". :(
     
  3. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

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    How about a train area...

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    I hope this is Okay.
     
  4. Josta

    Josta TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for posting Roger! Definitely many years of work went into this layout!
     
  5. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    My present train room is in chaos right now, but this will be my train room in the future. It's an 8'-6" x 9'-0" former guest house. Layout is already planned. Although we aren't going to move there for a couple of years, construction will start at my earliest opportunity.

    BTW, Nice layout, Roger. I don't recall having seen it before.

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  6. HOexplorer

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    Nothing like the old full size room. I'm down to 82"x42" now days. Old age and health. You caught me at the beginning of my last layout.
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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
  7. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Saving the best for last :)
     
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  8. Josta

    Josta TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the pictures, guys!

    Couple more shots of the lobby area before we go into the actual train room.

    John

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    UP 5522 was a 44-seat chair car built by Budd in 1961, and sold to Amtrak in 1971, then converted to Baggage 1729 (which would explain why the car number sign was removed) then later Baggage 1759. The car number sign is off this chair car, and the taillight is off a Santa Fe caboose. Step stool is Union Pacific that I embellished a bit lol.

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  9. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    Looks like a good start, Jim. What scale are you working with this time?
     
  10. HOexplorer

    HOexplorer TrainBoard Supporter

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    On30. I've sold most of my Z, N, and HO stuff. If anyone is interested in what I have PM me.
     
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  11. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Sorry, couldn't resist the invitation, as one of the very few members of this forum who does not model, just chases, rides, volunteers, contributes to real 12inch to the foot scale steam. At least I used to do those things.

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  12. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    John A., I look at your pictures and wish there was one more time I could pass through that lobby. Wait until John shows you what's going on behind that door. The one that says "To Trains."

    Oh the fun we had.

    Fitz nice picture. I figured you were a live steamer. :Do_O
     
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  13. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    Fitz,
    Tell us more about that engine cab, please. What, where, whose?
     
  14. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    The Saucier Central, 15'x8'x11'. Required 4' for entry door. Like all layouts, it's still a Work-In-Progress.

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  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Well I guess this would be it most of the time. The ceiling of my garage where my NTRAK modules are stored.[​IMG]
     
  17. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Mine’s like a root cellar compared to all these nice rooms.
     
  18. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    At the top of the spiral staircase leading up to the loft where my work room, test track and storage for my trains is.
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  19. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    How cool -- Y'all have some awesome train/layout rooms.

    Here is my modest "room" -- it is above my garage -- in So. Cal.

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  20. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    More stuff on the walls in the loft.
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    And in the garage.
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