Phases of Building the Peachtree City Model Railroad

Well being the engineer that I am here are my phases for builidng the railroad: 1) Measure the space and elevations of the area for the layout 2) Design the layout on the computer using tools that acurately measure distance, track sizes, and elevations 3) Run some test on the track radii and locomotives to…

Building the Peachtree City Layout

Well the Peachtree City layout was a hit and I decided to build that first.  I worked on many different layouts and options. Once I knew the basic requirements I started to order track and other items.  Ebay was my favorite stop to try to find used equipment.  I was bidding on different items 2-3…

Model Railroad Plan for the Lakehouse

After completion of the exterior work I decided to get working on the layout plan.  Of course being the computer guru that I am I had to have a computer program to plan the layout and I found the perfect program.  I downloaded it and got started right away on planning the layout….. wel not…

Lakehouse Train Layout Vision

In 2009 Suzanna and I bought a house on Lake Lanier. I was doing a lot of sailing on the lake and the sailing club was about 1.5 hours from our Peachtree City house. The vision was then to buy a house in a depressed market (housing market down and a drought causing record low…

Lakehouse Model Railroad Plan

We bought the lakehouse on Lake Lanier about 7 years ago.  When we bout the house it was decided to upgrade the house and improve the exterior as a first phase.  The house really needed an exterior lift and we decided to raise the roof and build a front porch. At the time we bought…