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Layout Size: Mini Layouts

Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 14:40:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE (6'0" Broad Gauge): Happy Valley RR in Proto87

Back in July of 2018, I had a request from a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts group to do a 2'x8' layout based on John Allen's timesaver track plan. The layout was to be done in broad gauge (6-foot wide) using Proto:87 standards with all track hand laid. It is proto-freelanced based on the Middleburgh & Schoharie RR during its 6-foot gauge...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Time Saver Design, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: End of Line Station, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (States): New York



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 15:43:00 ADT.)

On30 SCALE: Crooked Mountain Railway

This design was done back in February of 2018 for a member of the Railroad Line Forums who was looking for ideas for an On30 layout to fit on a 36"x6'8" hollow-core door in his office. The layout owner wanted a continuous run with a few sidings, however, he was more interested in watching trains run during the workday, than operating the layout. I adapted...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Industrial Railway, Theme: Narrow Gauge Railway, USA (Regions): Southwest



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 18:07:29 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Port Able Railway (ISL)

This HO scale Port Able Railway industrial switching layout design was done for a member of Micro/Small Model RR Layouts to fit his 18-inch by 96-inch space. The line is located in the Northeastern United States during the 1979 IPD box car era. The layout owner wanted to include a food processing company, a manufacturing company, a furniture...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Modular Benchwork, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Switching Operations



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 14:10:22 AST.)

HO SCALE: Port Carbon Industrial Railway (with Car Float)

Back in March 2018, there was some talk on a railway forum about using car floats/ferries as staging on a small layout to make it a "stand alone" design. Since many people are very limited when it comes to layout space, they may not even have any additional room for staging. With that in mind, it is always good to have an option of...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Car Float, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District, Theme: Single Station / Town, Theme: Waterfront, Types of Industries: Wharves



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Wednesday, February 03, 2021 at 7:33:24 AST.)

N SCALE: North Kensington

I was asked by a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts to do a single town scene in N-scale on a hollow core door. However, by the time I had finally gotten around to designing the layout, the member had left the group, so I never made contact again. I decided to go ahead with the design anyway, but I didn't put as much detail or effort into...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 14:05:00 ADT.)

On30: Pubnico & Southside RR

This design was done back in February of 2018 for a member of the Railroad Line Forum. He was looking for a continuous run layout (with a few sidings) to fit on a 36" x 6'8" hallow core door in On30. Although the layout owner just wanted to watch the trains run around the loop, I also decided to allow for plenty of opportunity for some...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Narrow Gauge Railway



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 14:25:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Engine Terminal (Medium Sized)

This HO-scale medium-sized engine terminal was done for a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group and was to be based on the Santa Fe in the 1950s and 60s. I didn't have any Santa Fe motive power available, so I had to use Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Ry GP7s and GP9s, and a few switchers and vans from that Canadian line. The layout...

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TAGS: Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Engine Terminals



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 17:01:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Leslie Falls

This design was done for a client back in February 2017, and was originally done in an 24" x 96" space with a staging yard added to the left end. The owner wanted to depict a small New England railroad branch line set in the transition era, using smaller diesels as motive power. He wanted smaller, mostly wood foreground structures, two to...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Cassette Staging, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town, Theme: Switching Operations, USA (Regions): New England



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, July 19, 2021 at 21:08:05 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Rearden Metal Products, Inc

Back in October of 2019, a new member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group shared his first post outlining his plans to enhance his programming track module by including an electric arc furnace steel mill within the 24x72-inch space. I felt member could use the space much better than his concept drawing depicted, so I decided to mock up...

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Views: 804 | Comments: 2

TAGS: Design Feature: Cassette Staging, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Industrial Railway, Theme: Single Industry, Types of Industries: Steel Mill (Small)



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, April 05, 2021 at 7:04:17 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Northside Industrial Park

I just finished this for a client who wanted a small generic industrial switching layout (ISL) with a 6-foot staging cassette attached to the right end. His list of Givens & Druthers included: enough operation to keep a switching crew busy for about 45 minutes in a modern, industrial setting with lots of chain link fencing; two medium sized...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Cassette Staging, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District

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