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PaulCoats

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New guy here - my layout
« on: May 12, 2019, 01:20:21 AM »
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I'm new here.  I'm a member of a number of Facebook groups, but have been looking for regular model railroad forums, and my older son, also a modeler, sent me this way.

My layout is the "Delta Division of the Southern Pacific."  Hey, go big or go home.  This is as I see things along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, which means, no mountains, no tunnels, no trestles.  It's flat as a pancake here and our foliage grows like crazy with 100"+ of rain every year.  Industries are petroleum, plastics, rice, soybeans, and like everywhere else now, lots of intermodal traffic.

This layout is HO scale, in a 15' x 11' room, which doubles as my home office.  Started in 2012, I now have up to where I can have visiting engineers in to operate.

It is a DCC system using the NCE Powerhouse Pro 5 amp command station.  Track is mostly Atlas, with a few other asst switches.  Locos are mostly Kato and Atlas.

I've crammed a lot into a small space, and made a lot of use of my "Modeler's License".  Layout video by Art Houston of "A Grande Pacific Production" fame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y31nqGsPlJk

Intermodal Yard's sound effects.  The 15 minute sound file is available upon request.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV-8pWLkjHA

East Coast Circuits' Grade Crossing Signal Controller in operation now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3fccZYyZZk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lfR_KU-DPQ

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Re: New guy here - my layout
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 05:00:04 AM »
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Welcome Paul .. nicely done layout .. you've accomplished a lot in the space you have. I like that your rolling stock is all weathered engines detailed ..

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Re: New guy here - my layout
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 06:56:08 PM »
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Paul

Great layout, captures the feel of SP/SSW..


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Re: New guy here - my layout
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 11:09:00 PM »
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Great looking layout— is there a story behind the plexiglass/acrylic guards?  We've installed it at our club in some areas, but I haven't seen it much in a home layout.

-Dave

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Re: New guy here - my layout
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 06:59:44 PM »
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Saw this bad boy on Art's channel. Great work, SP in LA.
Chuck Geiger
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Re: New guy here - my layout
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 07:42:24 PM »
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Very nice.  I hope you continue to post updates.