Poll - What would you do if ...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by billk, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. billk

    billk Active Member

    ... the space available for your layout magically increased in size - say it quadrupled. As usual, money, time, family, etc. are no problem.
  2. absnut

    absnut Member

    I don't think I have the desire nor the will nor the energy to tear down what I have already accomplished but, adding on, perhaps a real "junction" or interchange would be in order!

  3. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Park back in the garage, of course!!:D :D :eek:
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    The size of my layout is determined by the amount of available space. More space more trains.:D
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I voted to expand, but I would really be expanding my plans, since the layout is all in my noggin.:D
  6. I voted to not use the space. I know, I know, that nearly constitutes model railroading heresy. :eek: And that makes me the heretic.:eek:

    But the simple truth is, I haven't come close to using all of the space I currently have available to me. Furthermore, I'm not convinced I'll live long enough to do so. I work slowly;) , and I occasionally get distracted by other things. :mad: So I don't know what I'd do - in terms of layout construction - with a space that was 4 times the size of my basement.:( :) :)
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Don't Tease me!!!!!! LOL

    Knock down that wall, Knock down That wall, What is that heater doing in the way???? Move that washing machine.....

    Hey - does anybody have a "new" designed home???

    The NEW homes are being designed with the Washers & Dryers on the "Bathroom / Bedroom" level. According to the designers - this leaves More Storage room in the basement.

    Obviously this is either ---- 1) The designers Don't Operate Trains. Or ---- 2) It's all a part of the On30 Conspiracy. (Resistance is futile - You will be assimulated) LOL

    ~~ Mikey
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Guys,I also wopuld not use all the space. I am a firm believer a layout should be large enough for one man to maintain and not get over whelm in maintenance work..Also I have always prefered a small to medium size layout base on operation..I admit my current HO layout is to small for what I need now.I designed it for solo or at the most 2 operators,now I have 4. So I will be building a N Scale layout for a bigger layout in the same space.
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    OK, OK, who's teh basket weaver? We're gunna find you and put you to work makin' trees, or smashin up driveway gravel for ballast, or plantin grass clumps, or cleanin' track or polishin lil plastic shoes, or ...
  10. billk

    billk Active Member

    Thought it was you, Jon.
  11. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    It's his unemployed Gandy Dancers:D :D
  12. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Afraid that I'm a heretic too and will probably be tarred and feathered or burned at the stake:eek: but I voted to leave mine just as is.

    My present layout occupies about 75% of an 18x22 ft outbuilding. My amateur radio stuff, computers, tools and various other "ratstuffings" occupy maybe another 15% so I'm left with only minimal space to "stumble" around in!!!:eek: :D I'd use the additional space just to spread things out so I'd have room to walk and be able to find what I'm looking for!!!

    Sometimes big isn't better and I may have overdid it in the quest for the "dream layout" or maybe I have too many hobbies.

    Would someone please hand me that bag of straw over behind the engine house so I can get started on another basket?:D
  13. Topo

    Topo Member

    I would build a LARGE jacuzzi!! :D :D :D

    My layout it's still under my hair, so by now, I would relax into the jacuzzi and churn new ideas about the future layout. :p
    After the layout were built, I would relax into the jacuzzi after a tiresome journey runing trains! :rolleyes:

    Hummm... Just now I'm having some visions about tresles and water-proof DCC controls!! (The "Spa Level Route") :D :D
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's not a problem in G Scale - :) On my 9 X 12 Layout - I just fit an oval. :( Could definatly use more space .. :)

    ~~ Mikey
  15. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Resident basket weaver reporting for duty! :p :rolleyes: :p If I had it to do over I would probably cut the size of the layout in half (from 33 to 16 sq.ft.). Why? So there would be a chance I would get it finished before I turned 140 years old (which isn't all that far off :D ).
  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    My house would look funny with an attic bigger than the rest of the house, but yeah, I would expand, ..........before the better half came up with some other way to use the extra space........
    probably for something like basket weaving.............
  17. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    I'll hopefully be getting some more room in the near future (maybe have twice as much space as I have now). I'm already planning an extension to the Copper Ridge, but I have to finish THAT first!
  18. Railery

    Railery Member

    Okay i lied for my vote, i wouldn't do basket weaving :rolleyes: i'ld expand the layout:D who really wouldn't? Being able to run those longer trains, oh ya!! Have all that extra scenery :D :D Couldn't resist. Now would be a good time since i don't have to tear down a layout:)
  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    If all the conditions you stated Billk could be available like space and money, I would go from my 26ft by 11.5ft space where my N gauge layout is to a space where I could have an O scale layout. Those O gauge layouts I have seen are to die for. The detailing, sound and realism would be a real high for me.
    Not to be though. No more space or money so I do what I can in N.
    Hey Tyson, I don't ever think of completing a layout just have fun doing what ever. There is always new stuff and thoughts that come along. If my current layout ever gets complete it will come as a real shock to me.
  20. trainworm

    trainworm Member

    actually, I would expand my current layout just a small ammount. what I would do, is make the aisles much wider, and add more access to different parts of the layout.

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