4x8 Layout Photo Site

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by up_santafe, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. up_santafe

    up_santafe New Member

    Hi all,

    Thought I would finally share some photos of my 4x8 HO layout before demolition this spring.

    This layout has a lot of action for its size and it is not uncommon to find 5 consists running at once. (Thanks to DCC)

    The plan is in the works for a new 6x11 and hopefully much of this layout can be salvaged. Though the plan is quite different.

    This was my first layout attempt in 40 years (when I was 13 I had a 4x8 with an oval and couple switches) and was good practice for the next one. No more curves under 22" or turnouts less than #6's. As you can see, I like to run big steam and mu'd F7s.

    Let me know what you think. Criticism accepted, sometimes an outsider can see things I don't. Enjoy![​IMG]


  2. LIRR

    LIRR Member

    Wow, theres a lot going on there.
  3. jtbterri

    jtbterri Member

    And I thought that I had a lot worked into a 9x5. From the layout sketch that was posted with your pictures it appears that you used sectional track, i.e., E-Z track or TrueTrack, correct? If so, even more impressive given the constraints of working with fixed lengths and radii.

    :thumb: George
  4. up_santafe

    up_santafe New Member


    All Atlas Code 100 Sectional track except for one piece of flex that was used to fill in where sectional wouldn't in two places. Next Layout in the works is 6x11 using Kato Unitrack.

  5. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    OK, I give up, where are the pictures??
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    SAL, click on the link under Ray's name.
  7. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Thanks Ralph, I couldn't see it, blue text on blue background, it's like invisible ink!
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Ah! I like the "Blue moon" setting so I get a white background for posts. :)

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