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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 20:43:33 ADT.)

S SCALE: Texas & New Orleans Railway (Llano, TX)

This track plan was started back in June of 2020 in Proto:48, but my client decided to change to S-scale in September. The design is based very loosely on Llano, Texas in the 1970s and is meant to be built in two phases. The first phase consists of an L-shaped layout that includes the shelf on the north wall, and just a single switching lead/staging track along the east wall. Phase 2 would add the station, small yard, and the feed mill. Although there was no yard in Llano, I added the two tracks to serve as staging. Since there is no more room for expansion in my client's basement, the layout had to be self contained within the 9x12.5-foot space. I do like how this came out, since it offers a lot of switching potential while still maintaining a relaxed and prototypical feel.

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Theme: Branch Line Railway, Theme: Single Station / Town, Layout Size: Small Layouts, USA (States): Texas, American Railways: Texas & New Orleans Railway

User Comments:

Posted by Paul Grayless on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 5:13:25 PM.

Really like this plan. One could also build it in an L, but you’d lose some of the open space in the NE corner which helps to separate the long walls from each other.

Posted by Rob Chant on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8:43:33 PM.

Thanks Paul ... I liked this track plan right from the rough draft ... I knew it was going to have a nice appeal to it once the scenery was done ... and the rough draft was in O-scale ... keeping everything simple was the key.

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