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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Saturday, January 04, 2020 at 8:31:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Burlington Northern in 3D

This layout was done in October of 2018 for a client that had an entire basement at his disposal, but decide to start small in one corner of his space. He was not very interested in operations, so he just wanted a layout where he could watch trains run through scenery and over a few bridges. I added a coal mine and wood chip loader to offer some limited switching, but at the time, the owner hadn't decided whether he would add them, or just include more scenery and bridges on that shelf.

The original plan was to use a helix to get down to a staging level that would be dead-ended under the layout. We then discussed having the staging above it, and making the staging tracks double-ended. Once the layout was designed, and I showed the owner a video of a train snaking through the scenery, he decided that he also want a continuous run option. So he decided that the tracks marked as going to staging would just go to a loop for now, and he would decide on the rest later.

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: Continuous Run Option, Theme: Mainline Trains, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Scenic (Bridges), Staging Options: Staging Yards, USA (Regions): Northwest, American Railways: Burlington Northern


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