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Re: LAJ Layout Progress
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 04:47:41 PM »
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Tom do you have a track plan? (or at least a basic plan of whats going where)
and can we see it? ::)

no, but as soon as I finish one I will share.

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Re: LAJ Layout Progress
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2007, 04:07:00 PM »
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My goal is to get a layout in the next GMR, no time to waste....

I see, that explains the switch to HO.  Nice move, Mr. Faust...

Now I have to get my GMR article in...  I can see it now... the GMR all a$$hat Edition..  And in the "meet the modeler" sidebar, they'll all be pictures of Tom, but with my hair photo shopped in...

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Re: LAJ Layout Progress
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2007, 10:49:56 PM »
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and helped your wife with the new "rugrat", you sure didn't waste any time!  ;D ;D

OH CRAP I FORGOT ABOUT THE BABY!!

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Re: LAJ Layout Progress
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2007, 03:23:17 PM »
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The LAJ is a terrific subject for a model RR. There was an article on it in the March 1996 MR and a great in-depth article in the Warbonnet, Volume 9, No. 3, 3rd Quarter, 2003
http://www.atsfrr.com/store/war-Vol09-03.htm

This latter article includes a number of the switching maps for the various areas.

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Re: LAJ Layout Progress
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2008, 07:24:32 PM »
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Just a quick update.

The insulated door kept the garage a nice, even temperature even on the very cold days these past two months.  This was surprising, since there are no heating vents.  I may have vents installed next year if necessary, or sooner if heat and humidity are a problem this summer.

I picked up some wire rack shelving units (5 shelves at 10 feet long total) at Target to hold all the Rubbermaid containers.  They stand about 6 feet tall, so the top containers almost meet the ceiling.  I arranged them as a view block for the lawnmower, cleaning supplies, and general unboxable "stuff".  This gives the garage as polished of a look as possible.

Walls and ceiling look good, and I started to go back over my drywall work to make it look a little more presentable.   Kills primer is all it'll be.

In a few weeks, I'll start the floor.  Depending on the quotes, the floor will be either stained and polished or epoxied.