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  • Rob,

    The helix in this area was never thought of. I always was thinking aisle, turn left into the TV room. There is potential there.

    Can you send the files so I can overlay them in 3D?

    What where you thinking for lower and upper elevation??

    What would be the lower, level 2 or vice versa???

    Off the loop of the helix, we can go to the room where staging is possible still......
    Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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    • Hi Brad,

      BM>>The helix in this area was never thought of. I always was thinking aisle, turn left into the TV room. There is potential there.

      Where the helix is placed depends a lot on how low the shelves can be in the man cave and I wasn't even sure that you still wanted to use that space in a 2-deck design.

      BM>>Can you send the files so I can overlay them in 3D?

      I will send them as soon as I get a chance.

      BM>>What where you thinking for lower and upper elevation??

      I wasn't really thinking that far ahead yet. Just trying different configuartion of the mainline as I think of them. I assume the final design (assuming you still want the 2 decks) will be a smash of everything to date. I was hoping you could add a few other suggestions so we could bounce this back and forth.

      BM>>What would be the lower, level 2 or vice versa???

      I was thinking level #2 as the upper level to keep the bridge across the door as high as possible, but I guess whatever works for you.

      BM>>Off the loop of the helix, we can go to the room where staging is possible still......

      Is there also room for a helix in the staging area? That would free up a lot of space in the main layout room.

      Take care,

      Rob.

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      • Rob,

        BM>>The helix in this area was never thought of. I always was thinking aisle, turn left into the TV room. There is potential there.

        Where the helix is placed depends a lot on how low the shelves can be in the man cave and I wasn't even sure that you still wanted to use that space in a 2-deck design.

        BMW ~ No double shelving in the TV room. This comes from the CFO...

        BM>>Can you send the files so I can overlay them in 3D?

        I will send them as soon as I get a chance.

        BMW ~ Thanks, got them the other day

        BM>>What where you thinking for lower and upper elevation??

        I wasn't really thinking that far ahead yet. Just trying different configuartion of the mainline as I think of them. I assume the final design (assuming you still want the 2 decks) will be a smash of everything to date. I was hoping you could add a few other suggestions so we could bounce this back and forth.

        BM>>What would be the lower, level 2 or vice versa???

        I was thinking level #2 as the upper level to keep the bridge across the door as high as possible, but I guess whatever works for you.

        BMW ~ The one this I keep trying to remove is duck-under's or removable track spans. I am planning for the old times ahead, and trying a few layouts out with them really sours my thinking. This may put the nail in the double deck.

        BM>>Off the loop of the helix, we can go to the room where staging is possible still......

        Is there also room for a helix in the staging area? That would free up a lot of space in the main layout room.

        BMW ~ That was one place I had considered in another concept when I was using the smaller room. It is still open for that kind of use.

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        Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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        • Hi Brad,

          With two doors in the space it is not very likely that we will come up with a double deck design that won't require a duck under somewhere. You could possibly raise it to the level of a walk under, but that would no doubt also require a raised floor too. So I'm not sure it would be worth it for the amount of space we're gaining.

          Take care,

          Rob.

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          • Rob,

            Hope this email is finding you well.

            After puzzling for months on this double deck deal, I have reached agreement with management to go back and continue on the original single level layout.

            I was going to quote the version number, but the attachments have all dropped out of the thread. I will have to open up the laptop to see the last viable version we were working on at the time. I can then post any updates I was working on. I had been playing with the 3D elevations in preparation to start looking at the layouts base framework design. Looking to have modules, hung on the wall and self standing, just in case

            Hope to here from you soon.

            Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
            Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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            • Rob,

              Looks as though I can see the attachments thru a PC, but not on the iPad earlier in the week.

              Just checked back on the iPad and all is back. If this was fixed by you, thanks....

              The last version posted was "v5.07", this is where we can move forward from. I will be looking to make sure I have this CAD version on file, and start back into the benchwork with nominal elevation modules, connecting thru them with spline roadbed. Will see what I come up with in the next week or so.

              Loving this vacation stuff. Family, friends, and trains (and world junior hockey, go Canada)
              Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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              • Hi Brad,

                It was fixed indirectly thru me. I wasn't even aware of the problem until you mentioned it and I hadn't realized that my server was offline for a few days. All is good now, but you might notice them gone again for a day or so. All my domains are being moved to another (hopefully more reliable) server and it might take a few hours before the new IP address is picked up across the network.

                Take care,

                Rob.

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                • Rob,

                  Great to hear form you again. Thanks for the server information, will keep that in mind.
                  Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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                  • Rob,

                    Can you send me v5.07 as a CAD file thru email. I only have v5.06 on file in CAD, and v5.07 as a gif file.
                    Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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                    • Hi Brad,

                      I won't be home until tomorrow night, I will email it to you then. If you don't hear from me, send me a reminder by email. I was on vacation this week and will be swamped with work when I get back.

                      Take care,

                      Rob.

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                      • Rob,

                        No problem. Enjoy your vacation time. I certainly am having a blast on mine.......
                        Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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                        • Hi Brad,

                          Version #5.07 should be in your inbox now.

                          Take care,

                          Rob.

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                          • Rob,

                            Downloaded file, thanks.

                            Hopefully between world junior hokey games today, I will get a chance to drop this 2D drawing into the 3D model.

                            Then I can start on basic module benchwork sections....
                            Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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                            • Hi Brad,

                              Are we done with the design work or do you need anything else from me?

                              Take care,

                              Rob.

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                              • Well, it has begun.....

                                I am slowly getting my room ready. Son move out into his own house last month, that created a wealth of open space in our home, and garage.

                                Moved out the BowFlex, stationary bike, and air hockey table to his place, now I can see the floor again. Started to plot out full size track plan on the wide format plotter. Have set a limit at 36" x 60" panel plots. This way if when its all laid down, changes can happen in just the small area and save paper.

                                Picked up a few IKEA shelving units to mount on the wall under Wolf Mine area. Building those and hoping to mount tomorrow. Next will be planning out the ceiling lighting and then on to the benchwork design. Benchwork design will be critical for build, I want minimal or no legs on the floor. Simple mount thru the drywall and into the studs. Same for backdrop, and finally upper valance.

                                Rob, thanks for your help to date. Could not have got thru this without a partner to bounce ideas off.

                                As I remember how to attach images I will post room shots with the layout down on the floor....
                                Essex Northern Railroad ~ “Emperor of the North”

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