End to end and small switching yards

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hi Folks,
    Not every one has the room for a big layout, so I thought if there were a few neat pictures of Switching yards or some other train scene it would help folk to get involved in this great hobby:)
    So I will post a couple of shots from different train shows.
    I hope there is something there to encourage you as they have helped me;)
    Taken at Cobourg train show.

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    interurban Active Member

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    The same lay out

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    This is the far end, a nice bridge approach;)

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    Last shot of what the bridge crosses:D

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    From the Toronto Show a nice end to end, you get a turntable a docking area and factories, ;)

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    And this is the other end , nice and compact, and a lot of play time.:)

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    Nice photo's you took, just goes to show what can be done in a small space.

    Shamus
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    Hi Shamus, it always amaze`s me just how much one can put in a simple shelve type model, every 6 " is a photo shot;)

    If anyone has a small layout of this type or photograph`s of same.
    Please share with us.:)
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great photos Chris. These switching ideas could also be added to larger layouts too. All layouts need some focus areas to keep the interest up there.
  10. Russ Bellinis

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    I may have posted this elsewhere on the Guage, but I'll throw it out again. The new 2003 Model Railroader Track Planning Annual features a lot of small bookshelf switching layouts. Tony Koester challenged a number of layout designers to design a layout that could be folded up to store on top of a 3' bookcase.