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    Default End of an old layout - beginning of a new one

    Well guys - I finally finished the deconstruction (aka demolision) of my old layout. Kinda hurt to think of all the hours of work I'd put into it over the years but my priorities have changed. Here's a few pics of what was, what is and what will be. The track plan is not finalized - going from 12 feet in length to 6 feet in length is a challenge. Wish me luck.
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    Viel Glück! Much luck!
    Cheers!
    Gordon
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Viel Glück! Much luck!
    Danke. Hoping to visit Bayern this summer

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    I will be following your thread closely as I just broke down my 2nd layout today. Going in a little different route with a new to me idea. This one will modular & easily transportable in mostly 20" x 48" modules and 2 36" x 48" dogbone ends.
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    TVRR - Good luck with your new layout too. It sounds like your new project is still more involved than mine. I'm ending up at 3x6 ft. Small, manageable, and lightweight, suspending it from the garage ceiling with a kayak lift.

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    I've had a lot of fun with my little 36x80 layout. I think small layouts have their own sort of charm to them. I'd say "good luck" but I don't think there's much luck involved in layout building.. just time and persistence. Your old one looked really nice though. Sorry to see it go.

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    Kalnaren - Thanks for your kind words. Wish you could have seen the layout before I demolished it. You're right time and persistence is the key. Hoping Idon't run out of either before the new onw is done. But - being that it'll only be 3x6 I hope it'll go easy.

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    Wow, that layout was a beauty, Ralph... so many different details and scenes!
    Looking forward to the next one...

    -Paul

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    Hi Paul - Thank you for your kind words about my old layout. Where did you happen to se the details and scenes - an old post? I may post pics some along the way of the construction of my new layout. Hopefully it will better! Didn't someone once say "practice makes perfect"? Stay tuned.

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    I feel your pain of the downsizing Ralph . I have spent more than a year now struggling with a downsize . 2 different track plans . But now I have come to grip with it and have embraced it . My one given now is a particular scene that will challenge my skills . It's a scene I have loved for many years and will be what makes this layout and size worth it to me .
    Hopefully you have something like that , something that makes it all worth the struggle of a downsize

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph View Post
    Where did you happen to see the details and scenes - an old post?
    No, just from the overview of the whole layout that you recently posted.... the industrial area in the background, the town in the center with its buildings and paved roads, and the worn dirt roads leading to the few small houses in the foreground. The river and the way it flows around some of the landforms looks very realistic, I really like the landscape throughout the layout.
    Maybe it's just the 100' view, but hey - sometimes that's all that counts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwh70 View Post
    No, just from the overview of the whole layout that you recently posted.... the industrial area in the background, the town in the center with its buildings and paved roads, and the worn dirt roads leading to the few small houses in the foreground. The river and the way it flows around some of the landforms looks very realistic, I really like the landscape throughout the layout.
    Maybe it's just the 100' view, but hey - sometimes that's all that counts!
    Thanks again for your kind words about my old layout. I took pains in creating numerous highly detailed "mini-scenes" throughout the layout and intend to do the same on my new one. I don't have any pics on this site highlighting the scenes or I could refer you to them. Should build an album but don't know how and haven't taken the time to learn. Anyway thanks again and good luck on yours.
    Ralph

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