Hello everyone, need some ideas please!

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  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    Hello everyone, its been a while since i posted here, but as some of you will remember, i lost my job this past February and still havent been able to find one that pays what i was makeing before. So with that said, my wife and me have decided to let our big house go and find a smaller apartment due to lack of income. Right now i have a layout that takes up my 22' x 24' garage. Im going to rent a big storage building to store my layout in, but i need some ideas on a nice simple, yet operable module type layout that will fit into an approximetly 2' wide by 8' long shelf. I dont want to give up my railroading, so i need to find something that will fit on a wall and out of the way. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!
    steve:confused:
  2. CRed

    CRed Member

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    Well if your doing HO scale you'll probably be relegated to a yard and doing switching operations and such.If you switch to N scale you'd be able to do a lot more with that space of course.

    Chris
  3. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Steve...Sorry to hear things aren't working out for you. Keep pluggin' away, something will come up. As to your need for something small, someone posted this here a while back. Take a look..It's got literally hundreds of good ideas...
    Mike's Small Trackplans Page

    Good luck..!!
  4. zachary

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    trainsteve ill try and come up yith something in the next couple of days zachary
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    On a 2' x 8' shelf you could take a timesaver and stretch it to make the sidings hold a more reasonable train length. Do some scenery and structures and you would have a fun switching layout.