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    Default Frost River: The Construction Thread

    Well, it's time to get started.

    This has been in planning for longer than I'd care to admit, but I've finally gotten started.

    As a recap, here's the layout desgin:

    Frost River with Industries Marked by BGTwinDad, on Flickr

    The room is 10 feet square (almost) with a small closet on the one side. The layout design is an industrial district in a small town in Central KY, with a main line running through it. If you want to get caught up, start in this thread, with post #221. I'll be continuing all the construction and further design work in this thread, so the other one is, I suppose, officially ended.

    So, where are we now? Well, the (sky blue) paint has been purchased, the flooring guy is coming tomorrow to do the estimate, and the room is cleaned/cleared enough to get started working.

    So, this evening, I filled all the screw holes in the walls and started tearing down the border paper that was up. And ran into my first minor snafu. I forgot that when we put the border up... we covered up an older border... so there's two layers of wallpaper to remove. Lovely!

    Well, it's coming down, it's just going to take some time and effort.

    Don't worry, plenty of pictures to come. I'm even thinking of doing a video blog series.
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    Let the Kibitzing begin!
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    Wow!! TD that is a great looking layout. I'll have to sit back,have a and see what I can pick on.
    Looking forward to a lot more pictures and progress reports.
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    Glad to hear and see this TD, I will be following your adventures.
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    Way to go!!! I will be watching with great interest. And I have not forgotten ... from a few years ago ... the offer still stands that I will build you a structure for your layout, if you have room for one. Just let me know. I will be set up for building again before the end of this month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman View Post
    Way to go!!! I will be watching with great interest. And I have not forgotten ... from a few years ago ... the offer still stands that I will build you a structure for your layout, if you have room for one. Just let me know. I will be set up for building again before the end of this month.
    Thanks, MM. I will definitely be taking you up on that!

    Let's not get too excited. We've got a ways to go. It's going to take me a while to get this border down and get the room painted. I don't know when we will have the floor scheduled, and then I have to budget for the benchwork hardware. It's going to be slow-to-no progress for a while, folks.
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    WOOT!!! Ok TD, now it's on. I am glad to see this thread! Been a long time coming, but looks like it was worth the wait and the planning.

    Following along with great interest and excitement!
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    Whew! Well that went quicker than I thought. All of the border (both layers) is down. I just need to clean up the old adhesive and I can start prepping to paint.

    In other news, I found a way to connect Frost River to the NS (CNO&TP) mainline.

    If I place the fictional Frost River at the location of the present, real Burgin, KY, then it is on a nice section of single track between High Bridge and Danville, and a reasonable distance from Harrodsburg. Now, the main drawback to this location (aside from obliterating the real town of Burgin, is that Burgin doesn't have a whole lot of decent roads leading to it. In fact, getting to Burgin can be something of an ... adventure ... but then, that's all the more reason to have rail service to the industries located there, eh?
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    Been watching the planning stage with great interest as I am not much of a designer. Looking forward to this
    build even more. Go get 'em TD.
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    TD, Looking forward to the build. I too have been following your design efforts.

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    Given the fact that many of us neglect road traffic on our layouts,is picking that town such a bad idea?
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    Assuming the railroad had come through Burgin, way back when, it would have prospered enough that major roads would have been routed through it. And, maybe a member of the Burgin family (descendants of the man after whom it was named) became a bit corrupt, during their tenure as Mayor, embezzling even as the town grew, so eventually the good folks decided to change the town name.

    An initial township resolution altering the name to "Twindaddio" failed utterly, but this defeat was intentional as it softened the voters up to be more accepting of "Frost River" as a much more reasonable-sounding name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoNW View Post
    Given the fact that many of us neglect road traffic on our layouts,is picking that town such a bad idea?
    Yeah actually you have a point there, Chicago.

    WP, the railroad has been through Burgin for 135 years. I like your narrative though
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    First coat of color is on!


    First coat of paint by BGTwinDad, on Flickr

    It's still wet, so I'll have t wait a bit to assess whether a second coat is needed (probably yes)... but that wall used to be dark red
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    Way to go, TD!

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    Te second coat will go real fast because you won't need to get right up against the ceiling or the door jams. That's a great sky color TD.

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    That looks suspiciously like progress. Did you use a primer under the blue to cover the red or did you find some magical brand of paint that can handle that kind of coverage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimil View Post
    That looks suspiciously like progress. Did you use a primer under the blue to cover the red or did you find some magical brand of paint that can handle that kind of coverage?
    Two coats of Kilz-2.
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    OK, a little bit more progress.

    I've ordered the flooring and paid for the installation. The flooring should be here on Wednesday next week, and will have to acclimate in the house for a few days. Will probably have the installation done early the following week. So room prep should be complete by the 6th or 7th.

    The "bad" news is I blew a bunch of my layout money on locomotives, so...
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