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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 6:06:12 AST.)

HO SCALE: Florida Central Railroad

This HO-scale Florida Central RR design was done for a client back in March of 2019 that wanted a small layout based on an industrial park in Orlando, Florida. I was very impressed with the possibilities in the area depicted on the layout; the curves are sharp and the equipment is modern, making for quite a contrast. Many buildings have rounded corners, and there is a lot of still active industries congested in the locale. The tight curves made it possible to fit the layout in a U-shaped 6-foot by 6-foot space using 12-inch wide shelves. There are three industries shown: AmeriGas (propane dealer), Coca-Cola Beverages, and the Frito-Lay Company. While the op-session would be relaxed, it still would offer enough action to keep a crew busy switching for almost an hour.

Track Plan:

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Overall views of the layout:

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3D screen captures from the layout:

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (States): Flordia, American Railways: Florida Central RR


User Comments:

Posted by Rick Norell on Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 10:41:31 PM.

Nice, nice layout! Very clean, very pleasing to the eye, plenty of switching, and yet, simple. Kids could learn to operate this layout very easily! Exactly the type of layout that I would love to have! Hat tip! Rob's layouts are always very pleasing to the eye! Would love to be a client!


Posted by Robert Chant on Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 6:06:12 AM.

Thanks Rick ... much appreciated. As for being a client of mine ... you know how to find me ... LOL.


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