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2010 Shop Layout

March 2010 saw the beginning of a brand new shop layout:

The Muskoka Computes and Hobbies Central


The original plan as submitted by Paul Aegerter.

All photography by Robert Seymour of Huntsville, Ontario

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Benchwork Construction 2010 Shop Layout

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Tom and Dave are hard at work constructing a very strong benchwork for the layout.
Tom's motto, measure twice, cut once.

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Tom doing his imitation of a C-Clamp while Dave drives home the screws.
The finished product in the window.

The shop layout has started March 8, 2010

Day One:
The Master, Paul Aegerter, is busy installing the risers, and roadbed.
Even some cork has been laid today.

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Day Two: Paul was able to finish the roadbed today and most of the cork and a great deal of the track.
He even started the first stage of weathering the track.
At the end of the day, Paul was happy with his progress. Yes, he is a happy camper.

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Paul's assistant Dustin Wainwright came in to help out

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Paul even got Will Annand involved today, in between computer repairs.

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Day Three: Trackwork is completed and the wiring has been started.

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Precise measurment ensures the bridges will fit securely.

The entire team, Tom McRae, Dave Lawson, Dustin Wainwright and Paul Aegerter.

Day Four: The trackwork is 100% complete.
Tomorrow Paul says he starts on the scenery.

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We even had a test run of the little 4-4-0 on the upper level.

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The fascia is completed today as well.

Day Five: Today is the day Paul gets to start his favourite part, Landscaping.
He mixes up the plaster and applies it right on the foam. The tunnel portals are painted with a black wash.
In the second photo we can see Paul carving the plaster to make the first rocks.

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Paul has shown Tom and Dustin how to make bushes the Swiss way.

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Dave is showing Will how to work the new layout and Paul is finishing his second tunnel portal and liner.
He was also working on the lake today.

Day Six: As Week One comes to a close.

Today was full speed ahead on scenery. Carving rock faces and applying black washes.
Two and three layers of ground cover over plaster.

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A black wash applied to the tunnel portal.

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Brown paint applied to weather the tracks.

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The Swiss rock carver is hard at work.

Aerial view after only six days.


The construction continues during Week Two. click here.

To view the construction after Paul. click here.

To view the original shop layout, click here.

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