Monday, November 24, 2014

"Train Shed"

I have been meaning to try my hand at Sketch-up so I thought it would be a good idea to try to put some of my ideas of what I want to try to do with the "Train Shed". Although basic in its plan it will serve well for what I am wanting to do.

For more information on my plans you can check out the new page HERE

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Update on Bend Stockyad Spur

With the purchase of the new home came a few changes. First with moving not everything makes the move. My extension for the stockyard spur was warped and damaged, so I decided that I will scrap it and start fresh. I was also not really happy with how heavy and awkward it was becoming.

Also at our new home my layout and workspace will be residing in a shed in the garden. The exterior of the building in 15' x 8'. It currently has no power, so I will need to run power, wire, create some of the basic creature comforts. I figure once I have finished the walls and added the necessary stuff I will have a 14'6" x 7'6"  working space. This will give me enough space to build a Free-mo testing layout. I plan on having a removable section that I can test out Free-mo modules.

So bringing this back to the purpose of the this post. With the shed only being 7 feet wide I decided to modify my plan to fit the space. I have changed it to 10' long main set  with a 5' extension. This will allow me the ability to setup the modules in my new work space and not only work on them, but test them.

So here is the new plan:

Friday, November 7, 2014

First orders of business; Idaho Free-mo

With my move to Lewiston Idaho I found that there is no active Free-mo group in Idaho, or even in the area. So after a few weeks of getting settled I have gone ahead and created a Idaho Free-mo Yahoo Group, Facebook page and Webpage. If you are interested in Free-mo in Idaho, Eastern Washington or Montana drop me a line! Click here for more information Idaho Free-mo