Author Archives: Chugman

Installing Fascia

I think having fascia around the perimeter of the layout gives it a real finished look.  After visiting a friend’s layout that had curved his fascia, I was hooked and knew that I had to change mine to be curved … Continue reading

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Track Plan

My son, Jim, completed getting my track plan entered into RR Track software and here are the first prints.  The lower level is at the top and the upper level at the bottom.

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New Project of Adding Buildings Behind my Union Station

I have been wanting to add backdrop buildings behind my Chicago Union Station for sometime.  A friend Doug B. recently had to dismantle his layout as he is moving and I was able to acquire some of his buildings that … Continue reading

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Get-together January 8, 2017

Had a get-together after the monthly DuPage train show for some of my train friends. About 25 people attended and everyone seemed to enjoy them selves.  I called it a get-together to distinguish it from an operating session.  The idea … Continue reading

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Curved Stone Arch Bridge

I am finally getting around to building my curved bridge.  I originally was going to make it a wood trestle, but since it’s double-tracked I didn’t like the looks of it.  So I studied every type of railroad bridge that … Continue reading

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New Industrial Park

I have started working on an industrial park area that will have three sidings and several businesses. The main plant will be a custom built Wonder Bread Bakery.

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Working on my large Kansas grain elevator.

I started working on my modern concrete grain elevator last night.  I moved the elevator that I started a long time ago to a narrow strip of land (9″ wide) that I wasn’t sure what to do with.  My original elevator … Continue reading

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