Need 4x8 N scale plans!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by hemiadda2d, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Folks, my local club, Sherman Hill Model RR Club, in Cheyenne, WY, is about to get ideas to build a 4x8 for club use. Train shows, conventions, etc. We have a sturdy 4x8' skelton frame, legs, and such already salvaged from previous layouts. My buddy Mike and I will build it,a nd we want something that will showcase the virtues of N versus HO, and not be a spaghetti bowl. Prototype doesn't much matter, as the layout will be featuring generic Western US scenery.
    What I need are links to websites that have some 4x8' plans in N.
    I have my own home layout, the BN High Prairie Sub, based in Nothern Idaho.
    This layout will likely not be DCC, so ease of wiring is a must.
    Thanks!
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I'm going to repeat a suggestion I've made before: why not build a 4x8 HO plan with N gauge track, using N gauge spacing? You'll get a very roomy plan. Maybe the HO Railroad That Grows ?
    Check out Thortrains's site -- I think he produces track plans like mad.
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi hemiadda2d
    Here's an HO plan of mine that fitted into a 10' by 5' space. Should be easy to make an 8' by 4' in N-scale from it. Okay, it's a logging layout, but it doesn't have to be.
    Shamus.

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  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    I'm going to 2nd David's suggestion here...especially if you're building this as a comparison between the two scales!
    Doing an HO plan in N scale would give you very broad curves, & long sidings, lending itself perfectly to large locomotives, modern freight &/or passenger operations. There would also be a huge scenery-to-track ratio...plenty of room for big structures, & big scenery!:cool: