My Layout...

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by dr.5euss, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. dr.5euss

    dr.5euss Member

    Okay, thought I'd start a thread where I can keep everything in one place :thumb:

    Couple of months ago (at least I think it was), I was modelling the desert. The trouble is, I couldn't really get my head round the foliage try modelling small desert scrub in N scale :D

    I'd also just started reading Model Railroader, and wanted to go for a classic Model Railroad layout (minus the high flying businessman filling his basement with track ;) ). So the Midwest seemed a good bet.

    I painted the orangey desert white, then got some Woodland Scenics grey paint and put that on the white. It was too dark, so I added some white emulsion to it and it turned out okay.

    Then I 'converted' the rest of the layout, and ran some trains. This is where the problems started :cry:If I was sat at the end of the 17ft L, I couldn't see wht was going on at the other end. So I've decided to shorten it to around 11ft. It's basically a loop with a passing loop, and two sidings coming off the passing loop - nice and simple :thumb:

    I'll post some random photos later, starting with how it was desert, to how it went Midwestern:
  2. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    I more or less model the midwest too, but the more I think about it, I think I should be saying I model the foothills of the NE Appalachians
  3. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    That sounds like a plus to me. Almost everyone wants a layout that looks large, and having it not all visible from one point is a good way to help that. Unless, of course, you have only one fixed control panel...

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