1:2,160???

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by TrainNut, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    1:2,160... or translated means an N scale layout on a 1:12 model. Since I have not acquired the space to build this layout YET, I decided to build a model of it instead. It's not the greatest but it gave me a better 3D idea of what I was getting myself into. The layout is designed to fit into a 13'4 by 9'8 corner.
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  2. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    I gotta say that is pretty dang cool! A model of a model layout.
  3. hickstmj

    hickstmj Marcie

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    I have been wondering why there haven't been any updates to your layout thread. Now I know why, you've been building a model of a model. It is very nice.
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    OK, where's the trains?:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  5. sabretooth47

    sabretooth47 Member

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    And what scale letter shall we assign to that???

    NNN ?
    ZZZ ?
    NZN ?
    WoW ?
    LOL ?
    ROTFL ?



    sign1
  6. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Thanks guys. I'm not done with it yet but I have not decided how far I'm going to take it. I want to show some bridges, structures and some other scenery still but I don't want to get too crazy.:rolleyes:
    I was thinking of having Kooklik in the card modelers forum fold me up a small Amtrak train!:mrgreen: Have you seen the Big Boy he's working on?:eek:

    I don't know.... how about N2tiny?:confused:
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I've seen mention of doing mock ups like this in magazines but I think yours is the first I've seen. That's really well done. What a great way to see how the layout will look! Cool miniature backdrop, by the way!
    Ralph
  8. jesso

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    Cool Model of a layout! :thumb: I love how your track plans have many levels. :cool: I hope this layout will be in addition to your current one, not the demise of it :)
  9. TrainNut

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    The other one was just practice for this one! My very tolerant other half has told me that I can maintain both but in the interest of budgetary concerns, it will probably be cannibalized.:eek: There for a while, I was trying to figure out how to put a bridge between the two.:mrgreen: That's when I discovered the limit of her tolerance.:p
  10. nachoman

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    I know Malcom Furlow did a mock-up for the San Juan central. It's a good idea, and I am surprised at myself for not thinking of doing one for my current layout. It would have helped out!

    Kevin
  11. woodone

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    Very Cool

    The model of an model? This is great!:thumb:
    Nice work Tom.
    Hummm- I think I might need some planning help.
  12. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Very cool, well done TrainNut.
    Your 1/12 of your future N scale layout is ... bigger than my real N scale switching layout ( 11" by 23" ).
    By the way, shouldn't it be a 1/1920 scale ? ( 160X 12 = 1920 ).

    Jacques
  13. mcbane666

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    Thats just crazy, are you going to finish it?
  14. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    What's up Woodone? PM me... or call.

    Well sort of... in one direction anyways as the model is 13.4"x9.8"!:p And now, I'm going to have to go and see if I can find pictures of said layout as I don't recall what it looks like.:rolleyes:

    Yep. Good catch.:p I was doing some other calculations near that same time using 180 a lot and apparently it got stuck in the brain.wall1
  15. TrainNut

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    I thought it'd be fun but I don't know how far I'll take it at this point. Where it is at now satisfied my curiosity. If I do any more to it, I'd like to place a few structures, some bridges and maybe a little bit of scenery.
  16. Biased turkey

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    I like the backdrop too. Is it an N scale backdrop that you scaled down at 1/12 ?

    Jacques
  17. TrainNut

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    Nope. I just did a quick internet search for some panoramic images I could scale and crop down to 1 inch tall real quick and those are what I found. By the way, I looked back at your past posts and found mention of your switching layout but never found a dedicated thread for it. Does such a thread exist?
  18. Biased turkey

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    Thanks for the info about the backdrop TrainNut.
    There is no specific thread for my switching layout. I'm starting one just now:)

    I'm fascinated with micro layouts. Those guys make great stuff just within a shoebox.

    Jacques
  19. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    That is cool. Nice job.
    I have seen others in mags and at shows. Does give you a great idea on how your layout will turn out.
    I've always been amazed at the detail some put into them.One featured in Model Railroader actually had G scale people standing next to it.
    But............One thing that always runs through my mind when I see these micro-layouts.........
    I always thought that wouldn't the time and expense(the one in Model Railroader, and others I've seen ) be better spent on the real layout?
    Though on layout tour featured in Model Railroader, the guy made an HO scale model of his HO scale layout, then put it in a barn's loft , with the roof cut out so you can see it.
    Now that was cool!
  20. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    As I mentioned somewhere above, I have not acquired the space to build this yet so I thought I'd build a model of it for the time being to see if there were any design flaws that needed to be worked out before I started on the real thing.:p As far as cost... I didn't spend a penny on it as I had everything I needed already lying around. Speaking of pennies, did anybody notice the penny in the pictures for scale reference?