Layout construction schedule

Note: This is a living document. It will change as often as this railroad is tweaked and tuned.
Last modified on Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:44 pm

This page will serve as a schedule plan for the Newbridge & Lockport RR layout construction. The intent is to obviously build this layout in phases and reaching milestones at whatever intervals possible (the sooner the better), while not having long inactive periods, unless there’s a good reason for it.

  1. Discovery (commenced September 2016, concluded November 2017)
  2. Layout planning (commenced in earnest November 2017, switched scales March 2018, still ongoing and always changing)
    1. Lower level (completed December 2017 – N scale, completed October  2018 – H0)
    2. Helix (completed September 2018)
    3. Middle level (R&D in progress, TBD)
    4. Upper level (not commenced yet)
  3. Room preparation
    1. Metal stud framework (completed December 2017)
    2. Existing walls painted sky blue used for the backdrop (completed December 2017)
    3. New walls (completed October 2018)
  4. Essential benchwork construction
    1. Lower level (in progress, commenced December 2017, completion target early to mid- end of January 2018 completed beginning of February 2018 last section completed November 2018)
    2. Helix (R&D in progress, completion target end of February 2018 completed November 2018)
    3. Middle level (TBD)
    4. Upper level (TBD)
  5. Track work, basic wiring
    1. Lower level (R&D in progress, TBD)
    2. Helix (TBD)
    3. Middle level (TBD)
    4. Upper level (TBD)
  6. Scenery
    1. Lower level (TBD)
    2. Helix (TBD)
    3. Middle level (TBD)
    4. Upper level (TBD)
  7. Fascia, Valance, Lighting
    1. Lower level (TBD)
    2. Helix (TBD)
    3. Middle level (TBD)
    4. Upper level (TBD)
  8. DCC, electronics, automation
    1. Lower level (R&D in progress, TBD)
    2. Helix (TBD)
    3. Middle level (TBD)
    4. Upper level (TBD)
  9. Operations (TBD)
  10. ?