Who has a small layout?

bremner Dec 28, 2017

  1. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    I have had to downsize from an around-the-walls layout to what I consider small-to-medium N scale layout. 7 foot x 2 1.2 foot rectangle with two "arms", total 27 square feet. DSCF0135.JPG Scroom2.jpg
     
  2. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    I have had another medium-to-small layout, my 3 x 7 foot Santa Fe East Texas Piney Woods layout.
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    And I have had several layouts I consider actually small. 2x4 foot 2-sided layout.
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    2x3 foot U S Naval Air Station Tidelands (Lighter-than-air) Railroad, also known as 'Lighter-Than-Air Railroad"
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    And the smallest by a few square inches, 27 by 34 inch West Berlin railroad.
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  3. dalebaker

    dalebaker TrainBoard Member

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    Kenneth,

    Is that the Shanondoah or the Macon in the hanger? I seem to remember seeing an article years ago about the Lighter Than Air Railroad.

    Thanks for posting the pictures!

    DB
     
  4. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    I painted the blimp as a generic WWII-era blimpKtype.jpg type K non-rigid blimp, I think a type K, not a rigid-framed airship. The hanger was made to hold six of them.
     
  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Cool, you modeled Navy blimps! I've been thru Tillamook, Or. alot and heading to the coast, and have never managed to stop by the remaining hangers there! Used to be a railcar rebuilding company in one of them, they rebuilt the cars for Alaska RR and others. Interesting history how they used them to patrol the coast.
     
  6. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

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    One shot of my layout and a drawing representing it. Yes, it's a small HO layout.

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  7. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    uhm, Mr. Anderson, we may need to see more photos of this layout. ;)

    Same for you Kenneth, that new layout needs more documentation. he he he
     
  8. rhensley_anderson

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  9. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    So you want to see more photos of my Santa Vaca & Santa Fe Railway Karankawa Terminal District, "Elderpike" version. Here is the main yard nd loco terminal.
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    Mockup of buildings planned for "Exchange Street", my version of Galveston's Strand District. The Strand was the "Wall Street of Texas" in 1890, but Galveston devastat in 1900 hurricane, deadliest natural disaster in U S history. By the time it rebuilt, Houston had passed it up. The main downtown district fell into decay in 1950s period I model. Now preserved as tourist district, rare for entire downtown to be little changed from 1890s architecture.

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    Depot area. Still just a mockup, kitbash of depot planned from 3 Hilltown Hotel kits, baggage-express building from DPM modular. Depot bldg. is now Galveston Railroad Museum.

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    No room actually to build a model of the massive Elevator B export grain elevator, which was imploded about 2006 to make way for a cruise ship terminal. Instead, elevator recreated on background, partly with printed photos of silos built for earlier unsuccessful version of Galeton theme.

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    Leg off one end of main 2 1/2 by 7 table, with ice plant, space for icing dock, shrimpboat harbor.

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  10. PacRail

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    I have always enjoyed your layouts. Both the built ones and the various layout plans you have posted, The Naval Air Station is my favorite.
     
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  11. Greg Elmassian

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    This layout fits atop a 40' G scale flat car, the track is Z scale... I think I'm the smallest!



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  12. CSX Robert

    CSX Robert TrainBoard Member

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    Well, I thougth I was going to have the smallest, but I see a couple of Z-scale layouts beat me. Ithink I have the smallestr N-scale so far (21" x 31"):
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    I also have a 12" x 24" diaroma, but I don't consider it a layout. I may, however, incorporate it into a larger layout someday:
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    These were both done just to practice scenery techniques, but the 21 x 31 is still an operational layout.
     
  13. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Current effort is a one foot by three foot module.
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  14. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    My new layout will be 76.5 sq. ft. including aisleways. Still small by MR standards.
     
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  15. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    Does the MR 'definition' include that area *around* it? The whole room?
    Grey and Grandure:
    Square Footage of Layout: About 60' square around the living room.
    Linear Footage: 'U' shaped 8' + 14' + 6' = 28'
    Access Area: 28'(long) X 18" (deep) = 42' square
    Total Area including 'Access Area': 92' square
     
  16. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    The N Scale road I'm building will be only 34 SqFt. I wish I had a bit more room, but I'm okay with it. Years ago I had a much larger layout and it seems that I spent as much time maintaining it as I did running trains. :oops:
     
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  17. jdetray

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    Perhaps I can take my little 32" x 48" N-scale layout to our local college and ask if I can set it up in the middle of their basketball court. If the size of the layout includes the "whole room," I can then claim my layout is 4,700 square feet -- the area of the court! If the sidelines and spectator areas are included, it's even larger. Or what about placing the layout at the 50-yard line of a football stadium? The possibilities are endless!

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  18. logging loco

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    My ACME HCD is 16.666 sq/ft. Possibly a future 5 sq/ft addition.
     
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  19. Bookbear1

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    LOL!
     
  20. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    @jdetray Yep, you could do that. Then again,
    Imagine, a 120'square layout footprint in a 10'x12' room. ☻
    Hence my question.
     

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