Archive for the ‘Layout Design’ Category

Why Build Such a Complex Layout?

Posted on August 19th, 2013, by Michael Rountree

Recently, a forum thread at Nscale.net was begun, asking the question of why we bother with large layouts and complex trackwork, such as a big rail yard. The thread originator wondered whether we might be just as happy with a mainline loop and compelling scenery.

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Revising Winchester Yard

Posted on February 26th, 2013, by Michael Rountree

Recently I decided that it was about time to take the plunge, and go ahead and re-lay some of the track in the area around the depot and yard lead in Winchester.

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Another N-trak Layout Plan

Posted on December 5th, 2011, by Mike

Here is another home layout that I planned for a friend, based on the need to store N-trak modules and the desire to incorporate them into an operating pike. In this case, a relatively high track height was proposed in order to leave room for a functional work desk below the layout, even when modules were in place.

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N-Trak Modules in a Home Layout

Posted on November 11th, 2011, by Mike

This layout design is built around a number of N-Trak modules, and was conceived on behalf of a friend in my N-Trak club. Two standard 4-ft. modules and one 6-ft. module are intended to plug in…

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Anthracite Creek Layout Plan

Posted on November 10th, 2011, by Mike

As another exercise of helping someone on a forum to visualize some of my suggestions for a layout plan, I created this sketch. The forum poster wanted to represent two mainlines, the RDG and PRR, as they snaked through the same coal-digging region.

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