A railroad on the dresser?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by kf4jqd, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hello Everyone:

    I am in the early stages of building a coffee table with an N scale railroad in it. I have been buying rolling stock and locomotives off of E Bay. Today, I finally bought some track at a local hobby store. I made a simple oval and it's on a dresser in the basement! I tested the locomotives and the rolling stock. Everything works just fine. Here are a couple of pictures.


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  2. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    2nd picture

    Here is a close up. I can't imagine what Z scale is like! :eek: :p :eek: :D


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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Andy Z really isn't all that much smaller IMHO. While HO is about half O and N is about half HO, Z is 2/3's of N. The first time I saw some I was suprised by how big it was.
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Andy!
    HO was what I started out with when I became "serious" model railroader.;)
    N scale was something that I tinkered around with, & lo & behold, I've become completely addicted to it! The continuing improvements in the quality of products, & the scope of railroading that you can cram into these tiny spaces is just incredible!
    I've gotten into it so much, that now when I see a piece of furniture like the one in your photo, I'm always contemplating what kind of RR I could build in that space...(btw...if you get rid of the TV, you could really do some expansion on that empire there! :D :D :D )
    My latest project is a simple oval plan also...(see "Poor Fork Mining Co..." thread here in the N/Z forum)
    The layout is only 32"x66", but through the use of some scenery & diorama techniques, I'm hoping to convey the impression of the Appalachians in autumn.
    Good luck with that coffree table layout...you may find yourself hooked as well! :)

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