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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 12:47:16 ADT.)

N SCALE: West Coast Pulp Company

The modern-day N-scale layout depicting the West Coast Pulp Company was designed for a client to fit on two 2-foot by 4½-foot modules. The layout is proto-freelance and based on western Canada coastal pulp mills with incoming traffic being introduced by a rail barge. My client wanted a pulp and paper mill, a general office building...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Car Float, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Industrial Railway, Theme: Single Industry, Canada (Provinces): British Columbia, Types of Industries: Pulp and Paper Mills



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, September 02, 2021 at 7:43:31 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Brownville & Ashland Railway

I recently did this track plan for a client, but only got around to adding the 3D work today. The layout owner wanted a design that depicted his fictional modern-era Brownville & Ashland Railway set somewhere in northern Maine. It was to occupy a footprint of 10x11 feet and the layout could run around all four walls of the space. My client also...

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Views: 1358 | Comments: 9

TAGS: Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Design Feature: Interchange, Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, USA (States): Maine, Types of Industries: Pulp and Paper Mills



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11:42:10 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Pel-State Industrial Lead

This modern era design was done for a client who is a professional railroader that wanted a modern era proto-freelance layout based on two industrial spurs in Shreveport, Louisiana where he works. The layout room was 10'6" x 11'6" and had a closet that needed access, but I could use a lift-out across both doorways. There are still a few...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, USA (States): Louisiana



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, August 30, 2021 at 23:36:31 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Ingramport (Port City on the Pacific Coast)

Back in March of 2018, I wanted to do a port city with a small piggy back service yard since it was something I didn't see very often on a small layout. I kept the design fairly simple, and it would be pretty straight forward to switch. There is a provision for a connection to staging on the right hand side, and it is pretty much almost require to...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Cassette Staging, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Waterfront, USA (Regions): Northwest, Types of Industries: Wharves



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, August 30, 2021 at 20:32:13 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Kendallville Terminal RR

Back in August of 2018, I was asked to do a small layout based on the 1.1 mile long Kendallville Terminal RR in Indiana. After reading up on the line, I thought it would make an excellent choice for a small layout. I wanted to include all major features of the line if I could, and decided as a minimum that I had to include the Rush Street Yard; the salt...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: Inglenook, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Design Feature: Sector Plate, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (States): Indiana, American Railways: Kendallville Terminal RR



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Friday, August 27, 2021 at 8:46:56 ADT.)

On30 SCALE: Sydney & Louisburg Coal & Railway Company (Havenside)

As you probably know, I have a very avid interest in the two-footers of Maine. In fact, I have plans to base my On30-scale layout on look and feeling of those lines. One of the most appealing prototype scenes to me is the waterfront in Wiscasset (ME) on the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington RR (WW&F). Through the year, photos...

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Views: 780 | Comments: 4

TAGS: Design Feature: Cassette Staging, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: End of Line Station, Theme: Narrow Gauge Railway, Theme: Single Station / Town, Theme: Waterfront, Canada (Provinces): Nova Scotia, My Projects: Sydney & Louisburg Coal & Railway Co, Types of Industries: Wharves



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Friday, August 13, 2021 at 17:37:13 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Lobo Creek & Western RR

Now this design has quite a backstory that started in February of 2014. The first version of this design was done to fit on a 4x8 sheet of plywood, and it was based on a track plan that I had found on the Internet. After I posted my adaptation online, I was contacted in March (of 2014) by another modeler who wondered if I could fit the plan ...

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Views: 278 | Comments: 4

TAGS: Design Feature: Interchange, Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 21:41:43 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Mohawk & Adirondack RR (End of Branch Line Mill Town)

This 12-inch by 84-inch HO-scale layout was done for a client's freelanced Mohawk & Adirondack RR. The owner wanted a layout based on a branch line terminal located in New York State circa 1943 or 1944. He wanted the mini to include a creamery, a produce warehouse, a textile mill, a small freight house...

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Views: 1008 | Comments: 3

TAGS: Design Feature: Cassette Staging, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: End of Line Station, Theme: Single Station / Town, Theme: Switching Operations, USA (States): New York



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Friday, August 06, 2021 at 21:48:49 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Milwaukee Road Beer Line

This design was originally done in April of 2018 for a 4-square foot challenge put forth by the admins of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group. I was asked to redo the design in a larger 12" by 96" space. The layout owner wanted to see an HO-scale switching layout based on the Milwaukee Road Beer Line, and set in the transition...

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Views: 1058 | Comments: 1

TAGS: Design Feature: Drop Down, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Industry, USA (States): Milwaukee, Types of Industries: Breweries



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Friday, August 06, 2021 at 21:30:42 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Brewery Complex (in 4 square feet)

This was an entry in a 4-square foot layout design challenge that was held on an online forum where I am a member. The idea was to design a layout with a foot print less that 4-square feet that was a good representation of an American railway. At the time, I had wanted to do a layout featuring a brewery complex for a while...

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Views: 921 | Comments: 4

TAGS: Design Feature: Drop Down, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Industry, Types of Industries: Breweries

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