Seeking N Scale Building Heavy Layout (Town)

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Ioo, May 4, 2005.

  1. Ioo

    Ioo New Member

    I am seeking to rekindle my love of the rail. I worked in HO scale as a young man...

    My space is limited so I am thinking N Scale.

    So I seek a town/building heavy layout to start with, I love to build the buildings, setting the town up and all of that. So if someone can point me to a layout like this, that would rock...

  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Welcome to the Gauge Ioo, You say your space is limited but how much space could you devote to a layout before anyone can suggest a layout to you.
  3. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    As Robin says, if we knew how small/big you wanted.
    Also what era and location?

    Then we can suggest sources for the structures, or sources for plans.
  4. Ioo

    Ioo New Member

    I have about 7 x 10 for a layout...

    For HO, no room at all, but I think for N that should be a lot...
  5. 7x10? Do you have a whole (small) room? Or a corner of a larger area?

    with that size, you'll probably want to use an L-shaped or U-Shaped layout, but its a HUGE space for N scale (its equivelent to about 13x18-1/2 for HO).

    You might want to start with a smaller 2x4, 3x6, or door-sized layout and expand from there. You can get a simple 2x4 up and running in just a few days, which will let you 'play trains' while you fill your larger space.
  6. Ioo

    Ioo New Member

    I have part od a larger room, and unfinished area in my basement. I have never worked in N Scale, so I do not know how a final layout will look. I just love building, maybe something with a trolly *drool*
  7. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    To give you an idea of N Scale sizing, my layout is 11.5' x 6.5', overall photos are on my website.

    Spitfire has a nice trolley module on her HO layout.

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