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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 13:14:37 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 designed a lot of logging layouts in the past, I had a great deal of suitable structures and rolling stock available, so I put them to go use. It took awhile to fit everything on the 30-inch by 72-inch board, but I eventually found a way to get everything I wanted into the scene.

Track Plan:

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Overall 3D Renderings:

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Close-Up 3D Renderings:

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

User Comments:

Posted by Freddie Payton on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:21:58 PM.

What software did you use to lay out your design.

Posted by Rob Chant on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:14:37 PM.

Hi Freddie ... I have been using 3rd PlanIt by El Dorado Software for over 20 years.

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