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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Friday, May 08, 2020 at 6:05:43 ADT.)

HO SCALE: New Minas (in 4 square feet)

This was one of my entries in a design challenge that was hosted on a Facebook group where I am a member. The challenge was to create a prototypical HO standard gauge micro layout in only 4-square feet. The admin of the group was looking for American prototypes, but being from Canada, I decide to enter my Canadian version of the challenge. I went with a space 8-inches wide by 6-feet long, and think that I squeezed in enough to make it interesting without seeming too crowded. The layout would also require a short drop down addition to use as a switching lead.

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: Staging Options: Drop Down, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town, Canada (Provinces): Nova Scotia, Canadian Railways: Dominion Atlantic Ry

User Comments:

Posted by James Taylor on Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 9:25:04 PM.

Hello Rob, Wanted to tell you after many months I built this plan in its original version on Railroad-line forum I liked the crossover being separate plus I am too intimidated by price and budget for a double slip switch. I had 8 feet and 16 inches so that's what I used. Just sorta guessed locations and added a spur on the right main to feed a mill on a later extension. I plan to add a foot in the center later to space it out once I have room too. I will send pics once I can take a photo that isnt so bloody bad to the Micro-layout group. Thanks for the inspiration, James

Posted by Robert Chant on Friday, May 08, 2020 at 6:05:43 AM.

Thanks James ... this design always had a special appeal for me and I always wondered how it would turn out if someone built it ... so I am looking forward to seeing the photos ... thanks for letting me know!

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