Logging layout

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Constructrain, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Constructrain

    Constructrain TrainBoard Member

    Hello everyone,
    I'm a new member on this forum and a new model railroader. I plan on building a layout based on plan 44 of 101 Track Plans by Linn H. Westcott. I want to do it on a 4x8 benchwork in N Scale. My question is: will it be too large for the amount of rail? If it is the case how can I improve the look of the layout?
  2. HOexplorer

    HOexplorer TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Hi, This layout has been built a variety of ways. One addition would be a tunnel under the mountain so you have a loop. I'm not sure you won't tire of simply back and forth movement the way it is shown. And yes, not much track for the space. IMHO better layouts would be #22 or #30. Also, check out the Logging and Mining Group here on TB. Good luck, Jim
  3. blvdbuzzard

    blvdbuzzard TrainBoard Member

    If you are going to have more fun building the lumber aspects of the layout and super duper detail the whole scene, I would say you found your design. if you are going to operate trains and move stuff around, might not be enough track.

    Plane #29 of 101 track plans has a small branch line you could turn into a logging area and have a main line running around.

    Also plan #29 in 101 more track plans, it has a really nice branch line with switch backs and could be a really nice logging area.

    A lot depends on how much you want to run trains, move cars and loads around or build a highly detailed scene.

  4. alhoop

    alhoop TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

  5. HOexplorer

    HOexplorer TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Al, That's one of the variations I was alluding to. This layout is outstanding. I lost the link to it. Glad you found it. Jim
  6. alhoop

    alhoop TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Here is my logging extension built in a 50" x 32" area. I have had as much fun with this as I do with my twice around 100'
    main layout built in a 12' x 16' area.


    PS here is a view from the other end;


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  7. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Amen! This is yet another reason I like modeling railroads in the woods.

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