Rich Johnson Garden Railroading & Lasers

Train Room


​Our new home has a enclosed room at the back of the house.  Our new Train Room!!

​The floor was cracked with very ugly cement.  I used the MDF from my previous shop to cover it .......

​BUT Ma (The conductor) wanted it painted !!!

Ma did good with the ​Grey paint, and SHE even put on two coats!

​Once the new floor was available to walk on a table for the Roundhouse and a turntable board was added. 

We made a comand decision; that the ground/floor was  to far away for us anymore.  The new track height is now "37 inches".

​Shelving from the old shop was put up.

We created a new home for the 3d printers.  The Makerbot Replicator is under the  cover and will be used for regular PLA and the new stronger PLA.  

The Prusa i3 MK3 will ship end of January 2018 and will add ABS to the mix for our creations.  Once the 3d printers are up and running again I'll ad a page to this site.  Stay tuned.

​We set up a small workbench with power and lights.

This will be used for the maintance of the trains.  

There is a computer set up with CorelDraw and the 3d softwares needed. 

​Sasha and Pixel like it out here also.

​The turntable is installed.  Tracks are down.  The locos are waiting to be serviced.

​The dust shutter stuck ... oops

​The Heilser on the work bench is getting it's airwire decorder installed again.
On the right is a better image of the working turntable.  

I am hoping to store the locos here out of the weather and heat.

​I will have access to the workbench for the real servicing the locos require after being run.

On the left, shows our future connection the  "Moccasin Gap" Railroad. 

​The plan is to open the glass door on the left to add a wall to the opening for the access needed to the back yard. 
​​I have this first draft of a track plan.  I am using RR-Track v5 ( for help.  The space available is 50'x25'.  There are trees, a 10' x 10' shed, and a 4' x 15' covered thing... we get to work with.    The covered thing looks like it might work out for staging/storage.  There is also on the right side of the house 4' x 20' (at the 46' mark bottom of drawing) that is not being used yet, future logging maybe??  The entrance to the turntable and roundhouse  (train room) is at the 30' mark at the bottom of the drawing.  

The track height starts at 37" and goes from there ??.  I need to add in towns, industries and whaterver else we can.  But it will have to built as we go, because everything is up off the ground and that will be a new challange for us to work with.  We will have to do it is stages as $$ and time permits.

​I think the first stage will be to get the door opened, wall built and then discover raised roadbed for the tracks in the lower right of the plan.  

4/15 Update: Jeff and I built the wall and installed the tunnel Portals, we are heading  out side to:
the Moccasin Gap ....
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