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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 14:52:03 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Fallen Flags RR

This 18-inch by 60-inch HO-scale switching layout was designed for a member of a railway forum I frequent and and his freelanced Fallen Flags RR during the transition era. The owner wanted the layout set in more of a Midwest locale, but I couldn't find a backdrop that I was happy with, so I moved it east a bit. My client wanted a stockyard, a meat packing plant, a brewery, a grain terminal, and a scrap metal yard included in the plan. It took me a while to develop a track arrangement with a run-around track that worked with all those industries, but with the use of two PECO small wyes, I was able to find a way. It is a bit of an advanced time-saver design, but it worked out well, and doesn't appear too cramped.

Track Plan:

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Overall 3D Renderings:

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Close-Up 3D Renderings:

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TAGS: Staging Options: Drop Down, Theme: End of Line Station, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town


User Comments:

Posted by Ryan P Sabo on Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 12:01:38 PM.

Wow! That's a lot of HO in 18"x60"! I like the choice of industries and the operations available. Amazing that it still feels open and rural. Nicely done!


Posted by Robert Chant on Thursday, March 05, 2020 at 9:00:32 PM.

Thanks Ryan ... this one was done for a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group and he presented both the footprint of the layout and the industries to include. Everyone once in a while I take on some design requests from the group, since the forum is restricted to layouts 32-square feet or less, and I have a huge liking for smaller layout designs. There are probably 80 or so designs in the file area of the group that will eventually make their way onto this blog.


Posted by Scott Meyer on Sunday, October 09, 2022 at 11:29:55 PM.

Could someone please indicate which switches are wyes, rights and lefts? I can’t tell from the plan and I want to build it.


Posted by Rob Chant on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 9:30:25 AM.

There are only 2 wyes used at either end of the run-around track ... the rest are all straight turnouts.


Posted by tom cameron on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:03:29 PM.

Very impressed with the way you include typical rural industries without cluttering up the farm landscape, while still managing to include a very good switching plan! I'm looking at how I can achieve tge same using KATO track components in N scale. Thank you for the inspiration!!!


Posted by Rob Chant on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:33:17 PM.

Hi Tom, I hope you have better luck with the KATO line of track than I have had ... after trying to design a few layouts with those components, I decided that I would not take on any more projects using sectional track. Take care, Rob.


Posted by Michael Dean on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 8:48:24 PM.

Rob, If it's any help to Tom, I have a 1'x4' N-Scale version of this using KATO track I could share. It's not a perfect clone, but it is close.


Posted by Rob Chant on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 2:52:03 PM.

Hi Michael, that is very nice of you ... I have no way of contacting Tom, once the messages are approved, the email address gets deleted. Hopefully he will see you post and leave a way get in touch. Take care, Rob.


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