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    Default The Midland & Dorchester - Shelf Switching Layout

    Hey all!

    I started a YouTube channel tracking along with the progress of my newly started modular shelf switching layout and would love for you to check it out, give it a watch, thumbs up, and a subscribe! Feel free to share and comment!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD2Ivx-3jXA
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    Hey all, got some more work done on the layout for the month of November. Here's the link to the video update, would be honored if you gave it a watch and a subscribe:



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    Looks like your going for a rural/urban cross on the layout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    Looks like your going for a rural/urban cross on the layout
    Vince, I am indeed! I'm excited to see how it all shapes up. I have some ideas but sometimes those don't always translate very well do they?
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    After seeing this post and pictures I went to your channel and and checked out your videos. Very nice and clean bench work and the structures look perfect for your location. You’re track work looks flawless and I can’t wait to see more. Keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S ARR T 8 View Post
    After seeing this post and pictures I went to your channel and and checked out your videos. Very nice and clean bench work and the structures look perfect for your location. You’re track work looks flawless and I can’t wait to see more. Keep up the great work.
    Oh wow, thank you for the kind words! I'm excited to get into the "meat" of everything and getting trains going. I love building structures and can't wait to being to populate it all. I appreciate you following along and any feedback is always encouraged.
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    It is looking good Sean and progressing very nicely!
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    It is looking good Sean and progressing very nicely!
    Thanks Tony! I'm honored that you are following along. Thrilled to see it start to really take shape.
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    That peir building looks fantastic. May I ask where you got the doors? The layout is going to look great! Good luck with everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New View Post
    That peir building looks fantastic. May I ask where you got the doors? The layout is going to look great! Good luck with everything.
    Thanks! The building is a kit from Model Tech Studios and the doors it came with were laser cut just a little too small (which tends to be typical with n scale laser cut stuff sometimes), so I actually built my own using .40 styrene from Evergreen Scale Models (V-Groove #4040) and used the cross bracing that came with the kit. I just glued the rest of them into place this evening. More on that in the next video update though—subscribe to the channel and follow along if you'd like.
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    Sean, very nice work so far and watching for your updates.

    The pier with the marine supply really looks great. You did a awesome job on the board by board deck on the pier.

    I need to print some doors like the one you scratch built to add to my supply of doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    Sean, very nice work so far and watching for your updates.

    The pier with the marine supply really looks great. You did a awesome job on the board by board deck on the pier.

    I need to print some doors like the one you scratch built to add to my supply of doors.
    Thanks Rodney! I'm excited to get into the scenery/structure stuff on my layout and trying really hard not to rush it. Must have trains running first. (Or at least that's what I keep telling myself). Thank you for following a long.
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    Hey everyone,

    Got a lot of work done on the layout in the last month. I finished laying track and I've also wired the layout! Excited to FINALLY have trains running. Check it all out on the update vid below. Thanks for following along!

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    Got a bit more done on the layout this month! Video update with all the details coming soon. Was able to paint the track and get the touch toggles up and running as well! The layout is running like a charm too. I'm REALLY happy with how it's turning out.

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    Where'd you get the mounting brackets for your servos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    Where'd you get the mounting brackets for your servos?
    I picked them up from Tam Valley Depot. There are quite a few companies that make similar ones too but these were the lowest profile mounts I could find. The depth of the bracing I have on my layout is just over 2" (I'd do this differently next time for various reasons but having additional space for mounting the servos being one of them).
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    Hey all, I got the February update posted! The next big project I have to tackle is the portable staging cassettes that will live on either end of the layout. Does anyone have/use anything like this? Suggestions as how to possibly put it together? Thanks in advance!

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    Hey all, I hope that everyone is safe and healthy and taking advantage of additional modeling time. It's kind of a weird time we're living in and I can't think of a better hobby to have!

    I was able to get the March update for the layout up and the video is below.

    I got the last servo installed and programmed on the layout, finished painting the rail for the layout, and started the staging cassettes. Just picked up the rest of the lumber to finalize the legs and hope to have a mid-April video and photos showing the progress soon. Thanks for checking it out.

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    I hope everyone has gotten some good modeling projects in among all of the 1:1 projects gearing up for spring and summer! I knocked out the staging cassettes for the layout which I'm pumped about. It's nice having trains be able to run on and off the layout without any issues. Now it's time to start digging into scenery and structures, I can't wait. Here's the full video update!

    Stay safe everyone.

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    Oh hey youtube some how served me up your channel and here it is. Been following for a while now. Good cute layout. Really looking forward to some of your larger industrial buildings and scenery once you get there.

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