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    Default Tomix Door layout

    Well, Howdy Y'all!!!

    Yes, I started a new thread about my Tomix layout design. First of all we have finally got moved in to our new house. Second due to my collection of railroad paraphernalia. I will need some room to finish decorating the trainroom.

    With this I decided to use my final design for the door. Here is the final cut. It is a 36" x 80". I will post photos of the room on the next thread.
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    Well, here is some actual progress on my door layout tonight. Don't mind the ugly fat guy in the second photo. Though the big table pictured is 30" x 72", this will be substantially ideal for the 36"x 80" door itself. I will be going along the lines as for as placing the door to the table. It will be somewhat like a fellow I follow in instagram. Yes, I will eventually displace the clutter in the corner behind the ugly guy. The smaller table will be for the controller and worktable. The test track will be connected to the layout itself, though insulated/spaced from the rest of the layout. It is in the lower left corner of the design. On the interchange track.

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    Some reason I was having a hard time uploading some images. I think it was the problem I had downloading them from my iPhone to the laptop. I will edit the post above until I can get all of the images uploaded. Or maybe it is just my connection itself.
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    Congratulations on getting into the new house @MoPac. Your progress pics aren't showing up though, just the track plan in the first post.

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    I did go back this am and redo the post. Thanks @OTFan!
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    Nice lamp collection!

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    Thanks @Cedarbarnbuilder , I did at one point had triple the amount. But decided to keep the ones that were dear to me.
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    A little more progress on the room tonight. I hung some of my lanterns and sorted out some of my goodies from my steamer chest. Next month I will need to purchase the door and one 1inch piece of foam board. I believe this is all I will need to dampen the depth of the Tomix turntable. Then after sizing the door to the table, I will look into purchasing my first order of tracks. As of now it is the old navy saying hurry up and wait.

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    Nice collection.
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    @MoPac

    Congratulations on new home!

    Moose would say that yer lantern collection puts da Mooses' one lantern lantern collection to shame, but heck, it surpasses most everyone's collection. Nice!


    Now about that steamer trunk, surely it was full of, wait for it, wait for it, steam locomotives?! Any answer other than "heck yea", and yer bantha fodder...
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    Thanks @Moose2013 for the congrats. I told @Cedarbarnbuilder that at one point I had triple the amount of lanterns. I decided to scale down to a more enjoyable collection. The steamer trunk has many artifacts from the steam era that stretches to the 1860's !!

    The one later in between the Missouri Pacific Switch lantern and the NY,NH,& HRR Train order lantern. The fixed globe lantern in the middle dates around the 1850's timeframe. It is an whale oil lantern and the company name H & J Sangster made lanterns unmarked prior to their shop burned down after a few years in the business then they started to stamp their trademark afterwards.

    The one photo of the trunk that says steam is two long vertical drawings of some steam locomotives, that I am yet to place on the wall. So HECK YEA!! Although as I told you before I don't have any N scale operating locomotives in the trunk except for three vintage Champ of the Road locomotive and wagon sets. They are N scale but not useable on the layout. I used to have the exact same ones back when I was about seven. They were made for Kmart.
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    Thanks @ranulf!
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    very cool stuff you have there. thanks for sharing pics of it.

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    Thanks @sid
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    Well, a quick update. I went to Lowes today and purchased the 36x80 door. Went in to the foam insulation area. No luck either with 1" or 2" foam board! I checked on line and the only substitute that I can find is some 1' thick 2'x2' squares for $5 and change. Can't find nothing here in south Mississippi! I will take another trip back out there to purchase them and get some bolts to attach the 30"x 6' table to the door. Then trim and then glue the foam board to the top of the door. I will have to mark the locations of the bolts so I won't drill on top of them. I might resort to actual stryofoam. I did see some 2" which pieces there.
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    My brother had the same problem aquiring foam in Reno, NV.

    When you attach the door to the table, you might consider using 2x4 blocks to stand it off the table top. This will give you space for routing wires.

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    Did you try talking to the manager or at least department head? Sometimes they can order it for you. It may cost extra but not always, especially if he knows you are buying more stuff from them. It may have changed, but when I worked for the competitor, the Manager and/or department head could get some items not normally carried if they wanted at no cost. The trucks are going there anyway.
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    You could order it online and have it sent to the store free of charge.

    Also, greetings from Central Mississippi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post

    When you attach the door to the table, you might consider using 2x4 blocks to stand it off the table top. This will give you space for routing wires.
    Yes, I am planning to do this too. Though I aim thinking about using the leftover foam board as spacers between the door and the table. Plus I am planning to bolt the table to the door. In order to help keep it from moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    Did you try talking to the manager or at least department head? Sometimes they can order it for you. It may cost extra but not always, especially if he knows you are buying more stuff from them. It may have changed, but when I worked for the competitor, the Manager and/or department head could get some items not normally carried if they wanted at no cost. The trucks are going there anyway.
    Good luck.
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    This is also a great idea! Thanks!
    Cheers!
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