A few photos of my layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by ILCEN, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Awesome shots:thumb::thumb:
    can you post the trackplan?
    Also that looks like a pretty nice room the layout resides in...do you entertain there?...If so, your guests must be very impressed:thumb:
    Keep posting.
    good stuff!!!!!:) :) :)
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    More great shots, I enjoyed seeing them, Thanks:thumb: :D
  3. ILCEN

    ILCEN Member

    I don't really have a track plan. I originally did mine on paper and laid it out on the table and made adjustments. I attempted to draw up a quick on. I hesitate to post it because it is VERY poor, but here it goes:


    It's basically four independent tracks.

    A - Passenger Train running the perimeter of the layout, changes to a higher elevation on the back of the layout.

    B - Freight Train that changes elevation.

    C - end to end industry train that runs about 27' in total, uses indicator lights on each end to switch direction

    D - Local train with one switch

    Originally the C Line was a reversing loop for A and B, but I got tried of the switch maintanance and took them out.

    The section with the big mountain is 4'x6' and was added last. It uses some 19" curves the rest are 11 3/4" radius.

    It really just trains running through scenery with quite a few areas where the trains pass each other closely. The passenger train is usually about 6' and the freight about 7' in length. I generally stick with smaller engines and rolling stock.
  4. ILCEN

    ILCEN Member

    Oh as far as your question about when people are over, Nazgul, yes they are pretty amazed at how big it is. I tell them that there are a lot bigger ones out there. I think I've reached my max as far as size, I could expand a bit more, but I plan on adding/improving detail to what I already have for now.

    Last year was spent finishing the basement so I have some catching up to do this year.

    Adding people to scenes brings some life to a layout but it takes me forever to get those little suckers to stay where I want them.




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