View single post by jtrain
 Posted: Sat Dec 28th, 2013 09:46 pm
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Sorry for the 4 day reply, but there is one site, perhaps you've heard of it, that really has a vast wealth of information. I've shared the link so many times I can't remember if I've given it to you yet.

Anyways, the site is

Carl Arendt, who sadly passed away in 2011, created this site devoted to minimum space railroads. He has also written 3 books on the subject, all of which are for sale on the site which is now under new management.

This site, if you haven't been to it before, is huge. Within the site there is a micro train layout gallery with track plans and short descriptions of each layout, there is also a large collections of articles which give many helpful tips and information about model railways in really tight spaces.

Finally, the mucho grande page is an index of over 200 pages of an online magazine, all free, sort of like a blog that shows over 2500 individual layouts, all under 24 square feet, most are between 4 and 8 square feet. To top it all off, most layouts are somewhat realistic, and so by studying the track patterns, I think you'll get a great idea of what can be done in a few feet. Also, think of it this way, if you want individual scenes, then your layout is basically a collection of several micro layouts right?


James W.

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