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"N" scale Shelf Layout

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"N" scale Shelf Layout
Posted by JohnReid on Friday, November 02, 2012 8:29 AM

Bonjour y'all !

I am in the planning stages of a new shelf  layout. I figure I will start with something small and not too expensive.Anyone here have any experience building one of these ?

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Posted by gandydancer19 on Friday, November 02, 2012 7:01 PM

Does a 1 by 6 shelf around the room with a RR on it count?  If so, then yes.  (Plus other layouts in N scale and HO.)

Elmer.

The above is my opinion, from an active and experienced Model Railroader in N scale and HO since 1961.

(Modeling Freelance, Eastern US, HO scale, in 1962, with NCE DCC for locomotive control and a stand alone LocoNet for block detection and signals.) http://waynes-trains.com/ at home, and N scale at the Club.

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Posted by JohnReid on Saturday, November 03, 2012 6:05 AM

Wow! what a beautiful layout & lots of great info too.I have lots to learn.Cheers!

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Posted by Sir Madog on Saturday, November 03, 2012 7:25 AM

John,

knowing your love of building dioramas, how about looking into building a mini-modular N scale layout, like I did? Each module is just like a diorama, but can be connected to form a layout, stored on a shelf.

You will find more info here:

Mini-modular layout

Cheers!

Ulrich

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Posted by gandydancer19 on Saturday, November 03, 2012 4:57 PM

Thanks for the comments.

If you want a small switching layout, check into John Allen's Time Saver.  It was designed as a switching puzzle, but quite a few folks have incorporated it into their layouts as a town or large industry.  It would make a good beginning to a larger shelf layout.

Elmer.

The above is my opinion, from an active and experienced Model Railroader in N scale and HO since 1961.

(Modeling Freelance, Eastern US, HO scale, in 1962, with NCE DCC for locomotive control and a stand alone LocoNet for block detection and signals.) http://waynes-trains.com/ at home, and N scale at the Club.

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