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Posted in Custom Logos by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:38:00 AST.)

CUSTOM LOGO: Prince Edward Island Railway

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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:22:00 AST.)

On30 SCALE: Small Engine Terminal

Back in February of 2016, I was asked to design a small engine terminal in On30. The space was only 12" x 72", but I was able to come up with a workable plan based on a inglenook design. The owner was looking to build his very first On30 layout, and he only had very limited shelf space available. Although my client wanted something that...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Beginner Layout, Design Feature: Inglenook, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Engine Terminals



Posted in Custom Logos by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 5:13:00 AST.)

CUSTOM LOGO: New Brunswick Railway

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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 15:58:44 AST.)

HO SCALE: Burnside Industrial Park (ISL)

Back in October of 2019, a client asked if I could design a modern switching layout for him in his very limited space. He then proceeded to say that he wanted a layout to fit in his 2x4-foot space, and he was wondering what I could do with it. Now, if you know me, I am always up for a challenge, but I also knew that such a space was...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Folding Designs, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District, Theme: Switching Operations



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:53:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Armadillo Lumber Company

This 1920 era HO scale layout was designed for a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group and his freelanced Armadillo Lumber Company set in east Texas. The owner only wanted the layout to include a sawmill with log pond and a engine repair house. However, as you can see, I kind of expanded a bit on the theme. Since I have...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Logging Railway, Theme: Single Industry, USA (States): Texas, Types of Industries: Sawmills



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: West 28th Street Erie terminal on Manhattan

Back in February of 2018 I was asked to design a layout based on Baltimore & Ohio's West 26th Street terminal on Manhattan. After completing that track plan, I decided to tackle another similar design. I finally settled on Erie's West 28th Street terminal. The design was a lot more straight forward to duplicate than the B&O one, but of course...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: Car Float, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Switching Operations, Theme: Terminal Railway, USA (States): New York, American Railways: Erie RR



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:04:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Stewartstown RR (Stewartstown, PA, circa 1966)

A member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group asked me to do a layout based on Stewartstown, PA in HO scale. The reference material for this layout came from an article which appeared in Model Railroader ["A Railroad You can Model: Stewartstown RR," October 1966, pg 50.] The layout era is circa 1966, and of course I had to take...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (States): Pennsylvania, American Railways: Stewartstown RR



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, February 17, 2020 at 20:22:53 AST.)

N SCALE: Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway

This layout was done back in 2000 for a client that was quite a railfan, and I just recently updated the design with some roughed in 3D scenery. The owner of the layout loved watching and taking photos of trains, especially those running through some of the most beautiful scenery along the Bras d'Or Lakes on Cape Island....

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Mainline Trains, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Theme: Scenic (Bridges), Canada (Provinces): Nova Scotia, Canadian Railways: Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Ry



Posted in Paperwork Samples by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, February 09, 2020 at 11:12:00 AST.)

PAPERWORK SAMPLES: Time Table

This is a draft copy of the Time Table I plan to use on my On30-scale Sydney & Louisburg Coal & Railway Company layout. It actually took me a while to come up with a working version of this, and my original version had eight daily trains (four in each direction) to handle the daily traffic load. I used the operating mode of 3rd PlanIt to...

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TAGS: Paperwork: Time Table



Posted in Paperwork Samples by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, February 09, 2020 at 10:58:00 AST.)

PAPERWORK SAMPLES: Switchlist

This is a first draft of the switchlist I plan to use on my On30-scale Sydney & Louisburg Coal & Railway Company layout. I looked at several prototype swicthlists from my early 1900's era and ended up combining features from a few of them to produce my version. Once waybills are printed from my traffic generating spread sheet, I will hand write the needed information...

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TAGS: Paperwork: Switch List

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