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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 8:28:00 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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TAGS: Design Feature: Drop Down, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Industry, Types of Industries: Breweries



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Wednesday, January 01, 2020 at 15:55:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: New Minas (in 4 square feet)

This was one of my entries in a design challenge that was hosted on a Facebook group where I am a member. The challenge was to create a prototypical HO standard gauge micro layout in only 4-square feet. The admin of the group was looking for American prototypes, but being from Canada, I decide to enter my Canadian version of the...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Drop Down, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town, Canada (Provinces): Nova Scotia, Canadian Railways: Dominion Atlantic Ry



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, January 05, 2020 at 9:57:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Brownville & Ashland Railway

This design was done back in February of 2019 for a client who had plenty of high end custom locos and freight cars that he wanted to showcase on the layout. The layout was to depict a modern day paper mill setting in a remote part of Northern Maine. Boxcars would transport raw pulp wood and bales of recycled scrap paper into the mill...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Drop Down, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Single Industry, USA (States): Maine, Types of Industries: Pulp and Paper Mills



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 17:55:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Lake Superior Railway & Navigation

This modern-day HO scale layout was done for member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts group and his Lake Superior Railway & Navigation layout which is based on GN, DM&IR, and SOO on Michigan's upper peninsula. The owner wanted a car float and lumber transfer warehouses included in the design. I also threw in a small grain elevator (which could be bigger)...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Car Float, Design Feature: Drop Down, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town, Theme: Waterfront, Theme: Yard Operations, USA (States): Michigan



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, February 03, 2020 at 20:11:24 AST.)

HO SCALE: Sweeney Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

Along with posting my track plans to this blog, I am also going thru my old structure files and trying to upgrade them to my current standards. This morning I found an old file that contained some rough measurement for a brick building that would make a good 1950's era factory or manufacturing company. The 2-story building measures 24-feet by 72-feet and...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Beginner Layout, Design Feature: Drop Down, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Design Feature: Tuning Fork, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Industry, Types of Industries: Factories



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 20:27:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Walnut Grove (End of Line Station)

I just completed this design for a client today (Saturday, February 8, 2020). The 2x8-foot HO-scale layout depicts an end of line station during the transition era. The owner wanted a small service area for locomotives that included an engine shed, an overhead crane, a sand house and a coaling tower. Although he doesn't plan to run steam on the layout...

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



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 Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 11:41:00 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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TAGS: Design Feature: Drop Down, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Industry, USA (States): Milwaukee, Types of Industries: Breweries

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