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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 5:25:00 ADT.)

N SCALE: Wisconsin & Southern RR

This modern-day Wisconsin & Southern RR layout was done in N-scale for member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layout group. I had an area up to 2'x8' to work with, and that is a lot of territory in N-sale. I decided to go with a rounded front fascia just to be a bit different. The member wanted the switching layout to be based on a small town ...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (States): Wisconsin, American Railways: Wisconsin & Southern RR



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:04:00 ADT.)

Z SCALE: North-Eastern Industrial RR

This request from a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts group actually intrigued me from the first time I read it. He wanted a switching layout done in Z-scale to fit an 18x24-inch footprint. Up until now, I never really never considered Z-scale as being any more than a scale best used for train-running in a small space ...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Micro Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District, Theme: Switching Operations



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:33:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Nova Scotia Railway ( Sydport Industrial Park )

This was another attempt from August of 2018 to design a layout based on a small industrial park that is about 40 minutes away from my home. The original plan was to use 1x6-foot board with an Inglenook design, but I expanded that a few times and ended up with the 1x12-foot board used for this design ...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District, Type: Based on Actual Location(s), Canada (Provinces): Nova Scotia, My Projects: Nova Scotia Railway



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 8:20:00 ADT.)

HOn30 SCALE: Port Haney Brick & Tile Company

Since two member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layout group decided to build an HOn30 layout based on my Marble Mountain Quarry design, it was decided that one would stay with the original premise for the layout, and the second modeler would use another theme for his slightly bigger footprint...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Micro Layouts, Staging Options: Turn Table (Train Length), Theme: Industrial Railway, Theme: Single Industry, Type: No Run-Around Track, Types of Industries: Brick Works



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 7:36:00 ADT.)

N SCALE: Lapeer Industrial RR (Lapeer, MI)

A member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group requested an N-scale track plan for the Lapeer Industrial RR located in Lapeer, Michigan to fit his 6-foot long space. Since I was already familiar with the prototype, I knew it wasn't going to be much of a challenge fitting in into that footprint. I had played around with a HO-scale track...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Theme: Single Station / Town, Type: 3 Turnout Layout, Type: Based on Actual Location(s), USA (States): Michigan, American Railways: Lapeer Industrial RR



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 7:16:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Sugar River Railroad

A member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layout Facebook group requested a HO scale layout featuring an end-of-the-line station to fill his 55x80 inch space. The proto-freelanced short line railroad would be located in South-central, or South-west Wisconsin during the transition era. The member wanted the layout to include ...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Friday, June 25, 2021 at 13:07:00 ADT.)

OO9 SCALE: World War One Railway (Arras 1917)

Back in May of 2020, a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group was contemplating a World War I layout (titled "Arras 1917") using a modified version of my Marble Mountain Quarry Company track plan. His 11.5" x 28.5" (29cm x 72cm) OO9 scale layout was designed to fit on a shelf in a bookcase, and would depict...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Micro Layouts, Staging Options: Sector Plate, Theme: Military Railways, Other: France



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Friday, June 25, 2021 at 9:10:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Switching Spur (Dallas, TX)

This track plan was mocked-up back in May of 2020, but back then I didn't have the time to do the 3D work. Over the last year, I have been picking at adding the 3D scenery as time permitted, and I finally got it completed. The prototype for this layout is a group of neat little spurs located on the Dallas, Garland, & Northeastern RR ...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Staging Options: Cassette Staging, Theme: Switching Operations, Type: Based on Actual Location(s), Type: No Run-Around Track, USA (States): Texas, American Railways: Dallas, Garland, & Northeastern RR



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 19:06:08 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Langsport & Southern Ry

This design from February 2021 turned out much differently than my client initially wanted. When originally contacted, my client was only looking for a 1-turnout layout based on one of Lance Mindheim's track plans with a modern bakery as the single industry. During the discussion, I showed him my Sweet Tooth Bakery & Milling Co done in a 14x72-inch...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Theme: Switching Operations, Types of Industries: Bakeries, Types of Industries: Pulp and Paper Mills



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 15:45:33 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Iota (Extended)

This was done on a special request from the late Jack Shortliner who wanted to see what I could do on an "extended" Iota design. Iota was originally built in HO scale on a 17" x 56" board, and was meant to represent an end-of-the-line station on a short line railway. I lengthened the board another 16"...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Staging Options: Cassette Staging, Theme: End of Line Station, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (Regions): Mid-West

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