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Layout Size: Compact Layouts

Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 16:11:00 ADT.)

N SCALE: Florida East Coast Railway (Fort Pierce, FL)

This N-scale design was done for client who wanted to duplicate yard operations in Fort Pierce (FL) on the Florida East Coast Railway. I knew from the beginning that even small yards tend to get visually boring, and looking at the area in street view, I was kind of disappoint with how barren the real yard looks. It wasn't until...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Yard Operations, USA (States): Flordia, American Railways: Florida East Coast Ry



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 13:40:00 ADT.)

On30 SCALE: Palmetto Brick Company Railway

Back in 2017 I found a thread on another railway related forum that highlighted the Palmetto Brick Company's railway located in Wallace, South Carolina. The 3-foot gauge line used small 8-ton Plymouth locomotive to haul steel side-dump clay cars from its quarry to the brick kilns, which were still in service at that time...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Industrial Railway, Theme: Narrow Gauge Railway, USA (States): North Carolina, American Railways: Palmetto Brick Company Ry, Types of Industries: Clay Processing Plants, Types of Industries: Quarries



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, October 14, 2019 at 21:23:25 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Westbury (Urban Industrial Area)

This design has a bit of a back story to it. Back in March of 2017, a client of mine was looking for suggestions for an urban industrial area on his HO scale layout. His only request was that the area must include a few tall brick buildings, and have a downtown small city feel to it. After searching online for a few ideas...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Urban Scenery, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District, Theme: Single Station / Town



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 17:48:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Cunningham's Gap (Single Station)

This is another design for a single station layout, and it was originally designed as two potable modules for a model railroading club. Back in the 1990s, I had been involved in a joint project with the club to develop some standards for their modular bench work system. The original standard called for 24-inch wide modules as a minimum, but...

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



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 18:44:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: East Ashley Jct (Industrial Switching Layout - ISL)

This design was done by Sébastien Georges back in February of this year. I made a few very small changes to the original design, and then did the 3D mock up. Every once in a while, a layout designer impresses me with their creativity, and this was one of those few times. I liked Sébastien's concept drawings a lot, and I think he did a most excellent job with the space...

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



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 11:25:00 ADT.)

On30 SCALE: Juniper & Alamosa Valley Railway

This is a plan for a single station 2½-foot by 12-foot module in On30 with a western theme that I designed back in 2014 for myself. The hardest part was fitting in the 15-inch turntable required to turn the locomotives (a D&RGW K-28 is shown on the plan). After placing the turntable and the station, I then squeezed...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Cassette Staging, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: End of Line Station, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (Regions): Southwest



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 14:19:37 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Pence Junction (Single Station Design)

This design was done for a client back in August of 2017, but I just recently got around to adding the 3D work. The client had a 2-foot by 12-foot space available on his shelf layout and wanted me to come up with a design for an interchange with another railway. The layout is set in the transition period, and it was left to me...

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



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 13:47:09 ADT.)

O SCALE: Canadian Pacific Rail Barge Scene in Proto48

Here is something a little different. It is a 3'x10' layout (with a staging cassette added) done in O-scale of a rail barge operation. One possible locale for the scene would be on the Canadian Pacific somewhere in British Columbia in the mid 1970s. If I was doing the layout, I would try using Proto48 standards, since I...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Beginner Layout, Design Feature: Car Float, Design Feature: Cassette Staging, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town, Theme: Waterfront, Canada (Provinces): British Columbia, Canadian Railways: Canadian Pacific Ry



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:13:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Hillcrest Industrial District (ISL)

This HO-scale design was done for a client back in January 2000. The owner wanted a modern switching layout with the potential to be incorporated it in a bigger layout someday. Like me, he preferred a minimum of track with a few big industries, and lots of room for scenery. He was also looking for a modern industrial park...

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TAGS: Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District, Theme: Single Station / Town, Theme: Switching Operations



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:54:00 ADT.)

On30 SCALE: Lazy Town (Single Station Design)

Judging from the date on this design (2001), I think it is probably one of my very first designs done in On30 scale (On30 was still in its infancy back then). The original track plan was done using PECO HO turnouts, but I converted them to Fast Track #5s. The client I designed this layout for wanted a very simple track plan...

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

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