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Theme: Mainline Trains

Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 7:40:32 AST.)

N SCALE: Western Maryland Railway

The owner of this design didn't really have one prototype in mind, instead, he wanted a generic layout with a few big online mines that would allow him to run whatever he liked, but mostly coal drags. The layout had to have a staging yard, an interchange with another railway, and also allowances for continuous running. My client didn't have an exact location in mind, but he did mention somewhere around...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Design Feature: Interchange, Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Coal Haulers, Theme: Mainline Trains, USA (States): West Virginia, American Railways: Western Maryland Ry, Types of Industries: Coal Mines



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Monday, February 17, 2020 at 20:22:53 AST.)

N SCALE: Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway

This layout was done back in 2000 for a client that was quite a railfan, and I just recently updated the design with some roughed in 3D scenery. The owner of the layout loved watching and taking photos of trains, especially those running through some of the most beautiful scenery along the Bras d'Or Lakes on Cape Island....

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Mainline Trains, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Theme: Scenic (Bridges), Canada (Provinces): Nova Scotia, Canadian Railways: Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Ry



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, January 04, 2020 at 8:31:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Burlington Northern in 3D

This layout was done in October of 2018 for a client that had an entire basement at his disposal, but decide to start small in one corner of his space. He was not very interested in operations, so he just wanted a layout where he could watch trains run through scenery and over a few bridges. I added a coal mine and wood chip loader to offer...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Mainline Trains, Theme: Scenic (Bridges), USA (Regions): Northwest, American Railways: Burlington Northern



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:45:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Delaware & Hudson RR (4th Subdivision)

This design was done back on October of 2017 for a client from Switzerland. The benchwork for the layout was all ready in placed, but the owner was willing to make some minor changes of needed. One of his favorite lines was the 4th Subdivision of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad which ran along Lake Champlain between Rouses Point...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Mainline Trains, USA (States): New York, American Railways: Delaware & Hudson RR



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 11:17:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: New England & Southern Railway

This is a rough draft (it still needs a lot of polish) of a design that I worked on for a client back in 2017. The client was interested in many aspects of the hobby including passenger train operations, mainline running, run thru and local traffic, online switching, and branch line operations. He also liked yard operations, but didn't want to...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Freight Yard (Small), Design Feature: Helix, Design Feature: Interchange, Design Feature: Staging Yards, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Branch Line Railway, Theme: Mainline Trains, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, USA (Regions): New England



Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 20:16:54 AST.)

HO SCALE: Penn Central

The owner of this layout had a dormant model railroad in his basement that he started in the early to mid-1990's. He felt the space could be better used, and decided to start over from scratch if he could find a track plan that he liked. The space was quite long at 22½-feet with a 12½-foot height at the widest end, but it also had to...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Interchange, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Mainline Trains, USA (States): New York, USA (States): Pennsylvania, American Railways: Penn Central

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