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Articles: Minimalist Approach to Layout Design

Posted in Articles by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, May 24, 2021 at 15:52:57 ADT.)

ARTICLE: A case study in the minimalist approach

There was some talk on a Facebook group where I am a member about taking a minimalist approach to layout design. I welcomed the debate because it is a trend that I do believe should be followed when designing a layout. As others had mentioned during the discussions, taking a minimalist approach can be very rewarding, if you also take the time...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: End of Line Station, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (States): Wisconsin, American Railways: Escanaba & Lake Superior RR, Articles: Minimalist Approach to Layout Design



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 14:01:07 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Allied Manufacturing Company (Single Industry Design)

I just completed this design for a client who wanted a HO-scale layout of a modern single industry using an Inglenook. The space available was a generous 16-inch by 9-feet but the layout had to be self contained without any additional staging tracks or add-ons. Although my client hasn't determined what type of industry he will eventually model, I decided...

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TAGS: Design Feature: 2 - Turnout Layout, Design Feature: Inglenook, Design Feature: No Run-Around Track, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Industry, Theme: Switching Operations, Articles: Minimalist Approach to Layout Design, Types of Industries: Manufacturing Plant

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