12' by 17' room for HO layout...

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by byoungjr, May 23, 2003.

  1. byoungjr

    byoungjr New Member

    Hi all...

    I have just secured the rights to an area in my basemant 12' by 17' with 2 walls...one on the 12' section and the other on the 17' section.

    Any ideas on how to utilize that space? I was thinking around the walls no more than 2' deep with maybe a peninsula. This will be an HO layout and my 2nd, the 1st was a 4' by 8'.

    I want to model the 50's and 60's, in particular, the Boston & Maine.

    Thanks for any input...

  2. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member


    If you use a helix some where you can change the ellevation of the track ina small space and have mult ellevations

    Just a thought.

    Welcome to the Gauge :D
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Bob, and welcome to the gauge.
    If I had a room size of 12' by 17' I would be thinking of an island railroad 5' wide by 14' long. This gives more for a scenic layout, but I am biased towards a logging layout, perhaps you want to have a mainline with multi lashups. There are some layout plans for a 13' by 26' on my website. Just click the logo

    Have fun
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Welcome Bob, you have room for an Empire:D :D :D :D
    Hope you find a good plan you can adapt:p

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