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NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« on: March 01, 2012, 10:23:03 PM »
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The New York Central Miller Place Sub is a fictitious line that runs in the 30's through the 50's around Robins home town are.
The Long Island Railroad was actually in that area but my railroad will depict an imaginary theme there.
The NEW NYC Sub will be in a 7’6” X 4’8”' area and use L girder bench work and Homasote top. I have decided to use DCC and new DCC friendly Walthers code 83 turnouts and Atlas code 83 Flex.

The layout is now about 5% complete and will start to lay track soon.


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Today I got the bench work done and am waiting for a sheet of homasote to arrive on tuesday.











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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 06:36:04 PM »
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Today I got my undec Atlas HH600 finished with the exception of rusting the wheels. This locomotive was done from a 1939 photo of this locomotive, long before sill stripes and safety hand rail paint. The only real error is the wrong style lettering but it does not bother me.








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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 03:31:18 AM »
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A good reason to switch to HO!

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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 05:42:17 PM »
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A good reason to switch to HO!

When Atlas released their HH600, it had me considering a change in scales. But then I saw your N scale version, and figured if you can do it, I ought to be able to muddle through something similar.

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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 02:35:02 PM »
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Here is new progress on the NYC layout as of this AM.


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They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 09:53:40 AM »
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Mike, I had the same issue with corners as you are having. I put in small flat panels in the corners of the walls to make two 45 degree corners instead of one 90 degree in each corner. While not perfect, it looks a LOT better that way.
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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 12:40:55 AM »
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I now have the backdrop painted as well as all the cork and track down. I also was able to get all of the tortoise machines in. A little wiring will likely be next.











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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 12:36:28 PM »
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Here is the latest video #3.

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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 05:59:50 PM »
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 Here is a Walthers kit I have been working on for the layout. All I need to do is install the side steps and name the building. It will likely be the Miricle Furniture Company whode slogan is "If it's a great peice of furniture, It's a Miricle".
 











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 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 11:13:50 PM »
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Here is a Walthers kit I have been working on for the layout. All I need to do is install the side steps and name the building. It will likely be the Miricle Furniture Company whode slogan is "If it's a great peice of furniture, It's a Miricle".

Reminds me of Earl Smallshaw's Miracle Chair Company, with a similar slogan-- "If it's a good chair, it's a miracle!"

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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012, 08:19:22 AM »
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Reminds me of Earl Smallshaw's Miracle Chair Company, with a similar slogan-- "If it's a good chair, it's a miracle!"

I remember Tyco having an HO kit of the Miracle Furniture Company in the early 1980s and using a similar slogan on its sign.  Who plagiarized whom?  ;)

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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2012, 11:34:29 AM »
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I remember Tyco having an HO kit of the Miracle Furniture Company in the early 1980s and using a similar slogan on its sign.  Who plagiarized whom?  ;)

Earl Smallshaw's layout dates from the 50s/60s.

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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2012, 10:53:34 AM »
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I love the covered dock and lighting on that building Mike.  You manage to rubber gauge quite well.  :)

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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2012, 09:47:18 PM »
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I will try to do a video soon , but here are some still shots of the finished backdrop on the south (or left ) side.









Thanks , Mike
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 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon

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Re: NYC Miller Place Sub Layout
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 09:35:32 PM »
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I finally got the Video #6 on the Miller Place Sub. done. Not much new but here goes ......

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Thanks , Mike
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon