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My 3' x 5' Layout

Postby Phil » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TmARAj7NIA

I finally decided that a bare board with track on it could be improved upon. This is an extremely simple and small layout but it fits in my home office. I down loaded free paper buildings from http://www.grundschule-pretzschendorf.d ... sberg.html and also bought the train station paper model from Auhagen. The hardest part was making the 30 degree cross work. I finally soldered little wires underneath. Now for some terrain features like a mountain. I won a free trip to Germany during the steam era courtesy of the U.S. Army. We got a good deal on a German apartment because nobody but me wanted to look out of the living room window and see a train yard. For me it was like a big train layout!
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Re: My 3' x 5' Layout

Postby CSD » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:48 pm

NIce, Phil. Thanks for the link to the paper buildings. They would make good mock ups for planning a layout.
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Re: My 3' x 5' Layout

Postby ozman2009 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:51 pm

So, that space is 5' by 3'? The space I have is 8' by 3', so I am encouraged to think that I could build quite a reasonable TT layout.
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Re: My 3' x 5' Layout

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:23 pm

It's a nice little layout. I'll probably do something similar - I won't have the space for the current layout in the new apt :(
Gary, 8' X 3' is plenty for TT. I would do some research on rail plans for small layouts.
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Re: My 3' x 5' Layout

Postby Phil » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:01 pm

Thank you for the supportive comments. It's hard to make a layout in a small space that isn't too boring. I made an inverted figure 8 in an attempt to make going around in a circle more interesting, but then I'm easily amused when it comes to model trains. More switching and a mountain with tunnel will no doubt help. Here's my track plan using Tillig track.
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Re: My 3' x 5' Layout

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:06 pm

Without too much work you can easily add more interest. See my terrible drawing below - you can add a passenger platform a little more industry and some more switching fun. And you can do it all without disturbing your existing town too much and still have some space for greenery/trees.

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Re: My 3' x 5' Layout

Postby Phil » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:33 pm

Very interesting ... I might very well try that. Thank you! Then I'll have to make a new video, oh, well.
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Re: My 3' x 5' Layout

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:42 pm

New videos are good :)

I love seeing people's trains and layouts. It inspires me.
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