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 Posted: Mon May 26th, 2008 04:44 am
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Having been dis-satified with my HO layout, so I have return to N.

I started at looking at a along the wall shelf layout but due to a possible move. I am going portable.

My first layout was a 2'x4' N scale layout this time I am going door size 36x80 as I happen to have one.

I have not decided on a plan yet but I have start the basic benchwork.

I like the height of my HO layout at 50" so this one will be about the same.

I started with a door and added 1x6 sides. Then salvage some legs from some old modular frames I had stored.








Also I found a piece of 1" foam.





Now on to planning

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 Posted: Mon May 26th, 2008 06:05 am
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Good lookin start man!

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 Posted: Mon May 26th, 2008 11:21 am
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I see you have started out with a blank canvas, all that remains now is the creation of a pretty picture.

Sounds easy.:Hmm:



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 Posted: Mon May 26th, 2008 03:38 pm
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I've often thought about doing a scenery intence N scale. You can do a real nice layout with the size your working with. Before you go to far though I might think about scenery elevations and take advantage of the foam board, especially if your thinking about any rail bridges over lower rail tracks.:Brilliant:

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How about something like this:



A friend of mine drew it up. Oh, that was you.



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I think the original was 32 x 60. You could just stretch it out.



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 Posted: Tue May 27th, 2008 02:09 am
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Thanks guys for all the comments

Don.. It always sound easy ..until you start.

Lynn..That's been one of my issues I get ahead of myself with track laying not thinking of scenery and etc.

Bob... I am think less is more today..I have print out full size prints of a couple of plans and were not happy with them.


Still plugging away....Later Guys



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 Posted: Tue May 27th, 2008 04:13 am
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Exactley:glad:

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 Posted: Tue May 27th, 2008 12:21 pm
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With a size/shape like that, I would be thinking center backdrop and 2 distinct scenes.

I like country so one side would be a branchline going past a farm, with a couple of sidings, one for the Grain Co-op and one for the stock loading ramps.

On the other side you could do either the yard or an urban industrial area, gotta have a place to process the grain and stock. :)

Personally I do not like layouts that are all track with no room for structures or even scenery.

 

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 Posted: Thu May 29th, 2008 01:17 am
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Here's were I am at today. I have decided on an track plan. I am now on to scenery and terrain.






I am think about shorting the view block on the right and adding a small curve tressle bridge, raising the terrain behind the bridge and populating with trees and shurbs maybe a small creek under the bridge....What do you think...



Here are two structures I have for the layout









Here are couple I am considering






Hope I can make these look as good as the photo's

Still searching for a lumber dealer/supply structure

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