Starting Over With An HO Layout

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Drew1125, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    man the layout is comin along great! unlike mine which still needs to b started :mrgreen:.i really cant wait to see scenery on this bad boy!--josh
  2. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    Looks fine. I applaud the decision to use single track...as it makes a mainline seem much longer.

    An shortline is also a wonderful idea as you can have a scale length train. How many layouts allow for a 70 car freight train? Not many. But with a shortline or narrowgauge...5-15 cars is a complete train.

    You can also take advantage of those beautiful Spectrum 4-4-0s, 4-6-0s, 2-8-0s, and such.

    One thing to point out on your trackwork: I think I see a kink and a rough vertical curve where you have the one line on roadbed and the other on plywood...with a connection in between. Otherwise it seems fine (I can't quite tell if you're using code 83 or code 100). The track plan looks good.

    EDIT: So when does Thomas, Percy, and Gordon make their debut? I'm looking forward to getting my nephew Gordon and several of the mainline coaches.
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    there is a kink in your track on the second picture in your above post! better fix that!