NOTE: I'm in the process of updating the scripts that run the blog, so there will be changes made in the next few months. Comments no longer need approval, but you must be logged-in to view posts. If you want to become a member of this website, just click on the 'Sign-In' link on the menu bar for more information. Cheers, Rob.

USA (States): Texas

Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 13:14:37 AST.)

Thursday, February 18, 2021

HO SCALE: Armadillo Lumber Company

This 1920 era HO scale layout was designed for a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group and his freelanced Armadillo Lumber Company set in east Texas. The owner only wanted the layout to include a sawmill with log pond and a engine repair house. However, as you can see, I kind of expanded a bit on the theme. Since I have...

2020.02.22D-001.gif (45761 bytes)

Views: 4900 | Comments: 2

TAGS: Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Logging Railway, Theme: Single Industry, USA (States): Texas, Types of Industries: Sawmills

Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 20:43:33 ADT.)

Sunday, April 25, 2021

S SCALE: Texas & New Orleans Railway (Llano, TX)

This track plan was started back in June of 2020 in Proto:48, but my client decided to change to S-scale in September. The design is based very loosely on Llano, Texas in the 1970s and is meant to be built in two phases. The first phase consists of an L-shaped layout that includes the shelf on the north wall, and just a single switching lead/staging...

2021.02.14I-001.gif (48853 bytes)

Views: 1254 | Comments: 2

TAGS: Layout Size: Small Layouts, Theme: Branch Line Railway, Theme: Single Station / Town, Type: Based on Actual Location(s), USA (States): Texas, American Railways: Texas & New Orleans Railway

Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Friday, June 25, 2021 at 9:10:00 ADT.)

Friday, June 25, 2021

HO SCALE: Switching Spur (Dallas, TX)

This track plan was mocked-up back in May of 2020, but back then I didn't have the time to do the 3D work. Over the last year, I have been picking at adding the 3D scenery as time permitted, and I finally got it completed. The prototype for this layout is a group of neat little spurs located on the Dallas, Garland, & Northeastern RR ...

2021.06.25A-001.gif (31517 bytes)

Views: 1459 | Comments: 0

TAGS: Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Staging Options: Cassette Staging, Theme: Switching Operations, Type: Based on Actual Location(s), Type: No Run-Around Track, USA (States): Texas, American Railways: Dallas, Garland, & Northeastern RR