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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 14:01:07 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Allied Manufacturing Company (Single Industry Design)

I just completed this design for a client who wanted a HO-scale layout of a modern single industry using an Inglenook. The space available was a generous 16-inch by 9-feet but the layout had to be self contained without any additional staging tracks or add-ons. Although my client hasn't determined what type of industry he will eventually model, I decided to label mine a modern manufacturing plant that receives materials and parts by rail, and ships finished product by rail and truck.

With the space available, it was rather east to duplicate a medium-sized industry and still leave plenty of room for scenery treatment. The industry is served by two tracks with a total of five car spots: 3 receiving and 2 shipping. Both the mainline and part of the shipping track can be used to sort cars for delivery in proper order. Although the switching is straight forward, it should provide 30 to 45 minutes of prototypical operations in a very nice setting.

Track Plan:

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Overall 3D Renderings:

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Close-Up 3D Renderings:

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TAGS: Design Feature: 2 - Turnout Layout, Design Feature: Inglenook, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Theme: Single Industry, Theme: Switching Operations, Types of Industries: Manufacturing Plant, Articles: Minimalist Approach to Layout Design

User Comments:

Posted by Duncan Morsette on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 5:53:43 AM.

Hey Rob; this one's a winner for me! Its exactly what I was looking for. I have a space 96x14 and think this one will fit nicely. Thanks for all your designs, they're amazing!!!

Posted by Robert Chant on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 2:01:07 PM.

Hi Duncan ... this is one of my favourites as well ... glad it is of use to you ... good luck with your project.

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