SCALE: 1/150- JAPANESE N SCALE LAYOUT DIMENSIONS: 1100 X 400mm TRACK: Peco code 80 TURNOUTS: Peco Setrack, just two manually operated in the staging yard.. THROTLE: analogic, a Gaugemaster handheld WS. Power supply is a small transformer 220V/AC into 12V DC, like the ones to load mobile phones. LAYOUT PRESENTATION: Boxed diorama lighted with LEDs in stripes “STORY”: A rural line somewhere in Japan in an undetermined time. It could be today or 40 years ago. The trams go through the landscape serving a quiet rural area connecting people to the nearby Big City. Nevertheless rural life goes on, indifferent to the tourists looking for recreation, hiking along the wild river. OPERATION: It can hardly be called that. It is a single line and this particular halt doesn’t even have na extra track allowing trains to cross. So the only one train shows at a time in the layout. Then shows up another from the opposite direction and so on. I’m building this layout with exhibitions in mind and have noticed that the viewers interest fades away when I started with maneuvers in previous layouts. So this time I’ll try to keep the trains running. I can even let a train in a merry go round so I have time to chat with the viewrs. Maybe one day I’ll install a system to operate the trains on an automatic mode FLEET: One single tram, a double unit and a maintenance train. I want to test if three units are enough to keep up the interest.