The Layout through the Years - JBRR

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The Layout through the Years

Layout

2003

I started my original layout, a simple loop in my backyard.

It sure helped to have battery powered locomotives to start with.

I acquired a number of kits and the Bachmann Anniversary edition 10 wheeler.

2004

I continue to build more models to populate the layout.

I keep all of my buildings, but slowly convert my rolling stock fleet to 1:20.

2005
This year I continued to build new models, but I also started thinking about a new design for my track plan.  

I wanted a layout that would be more condusive to operations.

I build my rolling stock carriers, a bobber caboose, a light inspection car, and upscaled my 10 wheeler to 1:20.

2006
This is the year that I started a complete rebuild of the layout as we had fenced in the entire back yard which gave me a lot more room for the railroad.  In May, I tear up the old layout and start the new one.   The old one used AristoCraft sectional track, the new one uses AMS flex track.

I build the boxcab, a speeder shed, a GRAMPS tankcar, an all styrene boxcar, a turntable,  some bridges and trestles, and I design and build some switchstands.

2007

I continue to develop the layout, but it's pretty much operational now.

I acquired my live steam Shay.

I also build: a composite boxcar, Matheson Textiles, 6 all steel boxcars,  a Mogul, a MotorCar, and I build a new light inspection car.

2008
This year I redid the body of the motor car, built a reefer and a logging caboose, develop my magnetized glad hands, built a bank, Salmons Produce, McCown Freight, Hardware and Cafe, and a yard office, and also built 2 PNG drop bottom gondolas for Doug.   I win a White Pass & Yukon tank car from Garden Railways.

2009
I build a ventilated boxcar, start work on a Mikado, make my first acrylic based boxcar, and I rebuild my 10 wheeler.



2010
I completed my Mikado, build a custom parlor car, add more acrylic based boxcars, and a long caboose.


2011
I build more acrylic based boxcars, Buchanan Tool & Die, see the end of the Miracle Chair Company, and build C.M. Oates Furniture.



2013
I build the Sludge Works, and a brass critter.


2014
I build the Reefer, 3 Shops, and a Grocery store.

2015
I built Chandler Furniture (a building for Andy and Jane's BS Southern), a boxcar, and a building for the Nashoba Valley (Bob McCown's RR)

 
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