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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, March 07, 2020 at 7:19:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Iowa Branch Line Railway

This modern-day prairie branch line railway was done for a client back in March of 2019. Originally he had seen an N-scale layout I designed to fit on a hollow core door, and he wanted to try and duplicate that in HO-scale on a 4x8 sheet of plywood. I knew that it would be impossible to give him everything he wanted in such a limited space, so I...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Interchange, Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: End of Line Station, USA (States): Iowa



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, March 07, 2020 at 1:24:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Great Lakes & New England Ry

This 16-inch by 12-foot single station design was done for a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group. The layout depicts a fictional Northern Vermont location on the free-lanced Great Lakes & New England Railway. The town is to be set in the 1980s-1990s, and it had to include a small paper mill, a feed mill, a log transfer area...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: End of Line Station, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (Regions): New England, Types of Industries: Pulp and Paper Mills



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, March 05, 2020 at 21:05:09 AST.)

HO SCALE: Port Arthur Belt Line Ry

Back in August of 2017, I was contacted to do a modern industrial switching layout (ISL) for a 13'x15' room. However, instead of cramming the space with a lot of industrial tracks, I convinced the layout owner to go with more of a branch line feel that offer a good variety of car types, with some very nice scenery and a good variety of structures. I kept...

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



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, March 05, 2020 at 21:00:32 AST.)

HO SCALE: Fallen Flags RR

This 18-inch by 60-inch HO-scale switching layout was designed for a member of a railway forum I frequent and and his freelanced Fallen Flags RR during the transition era. The owner wanted the layout set in more of a Midwest locale, but I couldn't find a backdrop that I was happy with, so I moved it east a bit. My client wanted a stockyard, a meat packing plant...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Drop Down, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: End of Line Station, Theme: Single Station / Town



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated 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...

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



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, March 01, 2020 at 10:29:00 AST.)

N SCALE: Kinsey, Long & Northern RR

I was asked by a member of a railway forum to design an N-scale layout based on his proto-freelanced Kinsey, Long & Northern RR. The layout was L-shaped with each leg being 5-foot long, and 18-inches wide, and would depict a modern sawmill operation in Oregon. The layout owner wanted to model a sawmill, a woodchip loading area, and have...

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TAGS: Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Industrial Railway, Theme: Single Industry, USA (States): Oregon , Types of Industries: Sawmills



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, March 01, 2020 at 9:09:00 AST.)

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 Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 13:17:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Delta Valley & Southern Railway

Well it doesn't get much smaller than the Delta Valley & Southern Railway located in Arkansas and owned by the Wilson family to serve their cotton farm. The two photos below represent the entire 2-mile long line, and what's even more interesting, the line could be still operating today, although I can't find definite proof...

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Views: 333 | Comments: 0

TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: Industrial Railway, USA (States): Arkansas, American Railways: Delta Valley & Southern Railway, Types of Industries: Cotton Processing Plants



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:49:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Paducah & Tennessee Midland (Dredson Branch, Tennessee)

Back in September of 2018, I was asked by a member of a railway forum to design a small shelf layout to fit along two walls of his bedroom. The layout was to be based on the Dredson Branch of his Paducah & Tennessee Midland RR (P&TM) located near McKenzie, TN. Since the layout owner only had limited spare time to dedicate to...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, USA (States): Tennessee, Types of Industries: Clay Processing Plants



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:45:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Delaware & Hudson RR (4th Subdivision)

This design was done back on October of 2017 for a client from Switzerland. The benchwork for the layout was all ready in placed, but the owner was willing to make some minor changes of needed. One of his favorite lines was the 4th Subdivision of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad which ran along Lake Champlain between Rouses Point...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Mainline Trains, USA (States): New York, American Railways: Delaware & Hudson RR

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