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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 5:40:21 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Lockport Industrial (in 4 square feet)

Back in May of 2018, I was asked to design a micro urban industrial switching layout set in the transition era. The client also sent a track plan for a waterfront scene that he liked (I did as well), and wanted it used as the basis for the design that he wished to be mocked up in 3D. I assumed the track plan was from a British source, since it used a fiddle track for staging, which I also incorporated in this design in lieu of a run-around track. Overall, the plan came together nicely, and has a lot to offer in only 4-square feet.

Track Plan:

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Overall 3D Renderings:

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Close-Up 3D Renderings:

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TAGS: Type: 3 Turnout Layout, Staging Options: Drop Down, Staging Options: Fiddle Track, Layout Size: Micro Layouts, Type: No Run-Around Track, Theme: Switching Operations, Theme: Urban Industrial Railway, Theme: Waterfront, Types of Industries: Wharves

User Comments:

Posted by Joe Loll on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 9:52:56 PM.

How do you access the trailing point spurs without a runaround track in this plan??

Posted by Robert Chant on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30:33 AM.

Hi Joe ... the design incorporates a fiddle track ... so the loco can be placed on either end of the string of incoming cars ... or if the loco can be placed in the middle of the cut ... hope that answers your question.

Posted by Luis on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:40:55 PM.

Hello Bob,
Very nice layout. I'm building a very similar one and would like to have as much operation as possible. What kind of cars/industries will this layout see?

Posted by Rob Chant on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:45:28 PM.

Hi Luis,

Car types would be ones appropriate for the 3 industries as marked: a factory, a warehouse, and an import/export wharf which should give a lot of variety in the small space.

Take care,

Posted by Luis on Tuesday, March 02, 2021 at 2:45:16 PM.

Hi Rob, what angle crossing are you using on this plan?

Posted by Rob Chant on Tuesday, March 02, 2021 at 3:06:51 PM.

Hi Luis, It is an Atlas 25° crossing. Rob.

Posted by Don Driver on Sunday, March 07, 2021 at 11:56:45 AM.

To add more operations you could get a car float (Sylvan) for traffic in/out

Posted by Rob Chant on Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 10:17:49 AM.

Hi Don,

The car float would probably have to hang outside the current 1x4-foot footprint of the track plan to include the leveling platform and the apron ... but it would make a nice addition.

Take care,

Posted by Don Driver on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:57:30 AM.

This would be an interesting project in N scale, great micro plan!

Posted by Rob Chant on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:23:32 AM.

Hi Don,

This track plan is currently being discussed on the RR-Line Forums ... you might what to look at that thread for more ideas.

(Sorry I can't make a direct link ... I had to disable HTML because of the spammers ... so you will have to copy and paste.)

Take care,

Posted by Rob Chant on Saturday, July 09, 2022 at 9:03:24 AM.

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