building a new N scale layout

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by 13Mtrainer, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. 13Mtrainer

    13Mtrainer Member

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    hello everyone,:wave:

    i have been thinking of building a nice N scale layout in my bedroom. i would like help planing it. this will be my first N scale layout. i have a very nice space for it too i have 3 1/2' by 14' L shape with 2' bench work. i would like help with the design, i would like a nice yard with a lot of switching puzzles and continuos running. thanks in advance.
  2. Clerk

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    This is part of my layout.U shape at 2 ft and 3 ft square on each end of the U for curves
  3. 13Mtrainer

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    WOW that is sweet can u post your layout design?
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    Wow Dick....that's a nice layout!!!!
    Could we see more pictures , please??
  5. Clerk

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    Here is the track plan. Pretty much up to date

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  6. Clerk

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    My new turntable and roundhouse

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    The control panel shown in the first picture controls the main line and yard.

    This control panel controls all the track around and in the Roundhouse

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    The trestle at the top end of the drawing.

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    Train coming out of the tunnel on the left side

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    Going downhill towards the curve.

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    You will have to excuse the poor quality of the photos. I bought a cheapy dig camara and was never more dissappointed in thr results of the pictures
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    My town area before landscaping and trees added between tracks and town area.

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    The local setting out grain cars at the rice mill and box cars at Mathison saw works. Both scratch built

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  11. extra7000south

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Very, very nice!!!!!
    Thanks for the pictures.:wave:
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That's an impressive layout Dick, thanks for posting the pics and a layout plan.:thumb: Nothing like some great pictures to make one's day.:D:D
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    Hey, I feel your pain about the cheap dig camera. I did that too and ended up throwing it away after one use. Got me a nice 5 megapixel with zoom and macro.
  14. Triplex

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    Back on topic...

    13Mtrainer, can you fit a different benchwork arrangement? It's best to tailor the table dimensions to the track if at all possible. The first change I would suggest is making the ends wider for broad curves. (In fact, 3-1/2 wide isn't an L in my book - it's a blob at one end, at least if it's also 3-1/2 long.)