Where is your layout situated?

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  1. alexbnfan

    alexbnfan Member

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    G'day everyone!!!

    The other day, when i started a new layout, i was wondering where does everyone keep there layout.

    Coming from a very sparsely populated country, in a rural area, we have very large yards. (no, not that sort of yardsign1) so instead of a basement, we have sheds in the backyard. Just like the British have Attics. As i was saying, i have 2 layouts. one pretty much completed layout, in a shed down the back, and another in my bedroom. Its a pretty non traditional place for it, but when you think about it, its the most logical place for it, as its my area.

    So where do you keep your trains? Which reminds me, i keep my trains in a toolbox for transport.

    Anyway, i'm proabaly starting to ramble.

    Alex
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    My layout(s) are also in my bedroom lol

    I saw layouts(s) because I have 2 mouldes (one on the wall and one in the closet, both just barely started lol) a HO layout that is 12' x 2.5' x 6' L-shaped layout and a N scale Steel Mill layout under the HO layout still in the construction stages lol

    So everything is packed into one room (and this is my bedroom which I also sleep in) sign1
  3. alexbnfan

    alexbnfan Member

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    yeah. Mine is "sub 4x8". Its (sorry to be metric here) 1.05 meters buy 2 meters (a little over 1 yard by 2 yards.)

    sorry to be so vauge
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    my (future) 10.5' by 10.5' layout will either be in my basement OR in the new 6 car garage that is set for construction in fall.i can either have the basement now OR wait to get a room slightly bigger (12' by 12').i dunno,i guess youll find out soon :mrgreen:.
  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Dining room.
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  6. Flyboy41

    Flyboy41 Member

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    My future small layout will be in a storage room in the building my wife an I live in.
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    My wife let me have the den room for my train room.

    Loren

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  8. ocalicreek

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    Right now it's along one side of the garage, on track shelving that I installed to hold the layout and magazines below.

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    The box on the left is an 'extension' which will serve as staging. The layout needs a blue sky board behind it, but I'm not sure what I'll do behind the staging. It will most likely be scenicked...originally it was to just be a box that would also hold rolling stock, controllers, loads, etc. for when I might take the layout to an exhibition. But my thinking on that has since changed.

    The lower shelves are only deep enough for the magazine boxes. I built the top shelf deep enough for the layout and a 3" strip along the front for car cards, drinks, etc. Pre-primed mdf made this easy.
  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Mine's in the basement that was built for it, but it ended up quite a bit smaller than planned. ;)

    Layout (room) tour...

    Wayne
  10. alexbnfan

    alexbnfan Member

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    This is a very interesting topic!!!!!
  11. TrainsWinnipeg

    TrainsWinnipeg Member

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    Mine is what would be the dining room. But layout along one wall, and workbench on the other....its the Train Room
  12. stripes

    stripes Member

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    In my store ! LOL
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Most of the guys around here build in the basement, although there are a few who have a dining room or living room layout, or spare bedroom above grade.

    The modular guys set up in another basement - the basement of one of the banquet halls in town.

    Andrew
  14. jesso

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    We have a weird garage, we used to call it a 2+1 garage. You could pull a car with a trailer into one side of the garage. We walled off the extra area in the garage and this week we are putting in a door and fan, So I guess I can say my layout is in the train room. I have the clubs' N scale modules in there and my 4x8 HO layout. The room is 24x10.
  15. hmas

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    Mine is on/in the backyard.
    SWMBO! put her foot down & wouldn't allow it inside again.
  16. Doc Holliday

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    The BAD Western is in my basement, along with the wine cellar and the laundry room.
    Doc

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  17. alexbnfan

    alexbnfan Member

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    Keep the good replies coming.
  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Mine is in part of a finished basement.

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  19. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

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    I rather took over the majority of the bonus room over the garage. It's turned into the "Man Cave" and includes my layout (11 x 13 or so), my workbench, bar, TV, etc.
  20. davidstrains

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    Mine is in a 17 1/2 x 12' room in the basement.