# How big is yours?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Tyson Rayles, Feb 7, 2003.

1. ### Tyson RaylesActive Member

How big is your layout or your future layout that you are planning. Size is for layout only, does not include aisleways, workbench areas, lounge areas etc.
2. ### VicActive Member

Hi Tyson, Kinda hard to calculate the SF as the darn thing is kinda "freeform"....what I did was subtract the work area from the building size (20X22)...I never was no math whiz anyway
3. ### spitfireActive Member

Mine is in the planning stages but will be about 100 sq. ft.

cheers
Val
4. ### davidstrainsActive Member

while it takes up about 180 sq. ft. of space, the running part is about 120 sq. ft.
5. ### jon-mononActive Member

I guess mine will weigh in at a little under 200 sf. Is bigger better?
6. ### GardenrrguyMember

Ummmm. No place to vote for Square Yards or Acres?
What's a Garden Guy to do?
7. ### Tyson RaylesActive Member

Gardenrrguy you can go with the over 2,000 sq. ft. I guess.
8. ### TopoMember

Sorry guys, I'm a disaster calculating in square feet...

My (still-in-the-future) layout will be around 15/20 square meters.

10. ### TerryRMember

Javier,

A square meter is close to 10 square feet. That puts you in the 150-200 range.
11. ### K.V.DivMember

I'm still in the planning stage. As for the space, well, its big. When we moved into the new digs, I scored almost the entire basement.
It's a lot of space, and i'm another one who is not a wiz at calclating space, however, it has the following measurements: 25ft along the south side, 33ft along the west side, a staggered wall on the north side as follows: 12ft, 2ft inward, 9ft, 2ft inward and 18ft, and 18ft on the east side.
There is a stair well, north to south going up, which takes up 4 x 13 ft and is 12 1/2 ft from the west side, however, the back side, while walled in is open in the back and has headspace extending 5ft that track can go through, so that the space eaten up by the stair well is closer to 4ft x 7ft.
Maybe some helpful soul can have a try at figuring it out for me

Terry
12. ### sumpter250multiscale modelbuilder

Mine varies, if half the group is hung over and don't show up, the layout is small, if everyone shows up with their modules, the layout is large!
13. ### cidchaseActive Member

5501 square inches, rounded off (makes it sound bigger??)
Anyway, it's all I can handle right now!!
14. ### 60103Pooh Bah

I think I'm just over 100 sq ft. I have a 16x16 room, but the layout takes only 2 feet from the wall and there's an interruption.
We managed to get 25 to 30 guys in the middle for a meeting.
15. ### MCL_RDGMember

That's a rather...

...personal question.

According to her- it's way to big ('magine) but when I look at it- I could use another inch.

Mark
16. ### TopoMember

Thanks, Terry!
17. ### Ty RaylesMember

I'll have to say I'm suprised at how high the precentage of 100 sq. ft. or less is. I would have never guessed that only a third are at 101 sq. ft. or higher and that the leading category would be less that 50 sq. ft. !
18. ### VicActive Member

Hi Tyson, Me too. I was surprized to see that .....perhaps smaller living space accounts for it or maybe more people are into "detail" than are into mainline operation than I realized. Guess I've always been lucky to have all the space I wanted to suit my interest, but that's not saying that I haven't had to make some compromises. But now that I think about it you can pack a lot of railroad in a 10x10 ft space.

As for mine....Some say... "Its too big"...Others say..."Its too small"...But I say...."It suits me just fine"
19. ### aartwmichMember

Tyson and Vic...me three! lol For once I'm glad to be in the majority, but then again I didn't decide the size of my layout, dad did. I know if I was planning a new layout I would go bigger.

Course then maybe those folks with the bigger layouts are probably just too busy working on them to vote?
20. ### eightyeightfan1Now I'm AMP'd

According to my HO scale ruler its.....oh you mean real square feet.
I'll be right back!