The Forever Layout

Finally, I've reached that point in my life where I know I'll be building my last layout, ever. At the moment, however, it remains a dream, because the layout room isn't ready. Or the rest of the house, for that matter. But I can still dream...

Layout Summary

Setting:

Black River & Western, 1970s-1990s

Scale:

N

Size:

11' 8" by 14' 10"

Style:

around-the-walls shelf

Track:

Railcraft Code 40 flex
Micro Engineering Code 55 flex
Atlas and Micro Engineering Code 55 turnouts

Min. radius:

15"

Max. grade:

2%

Control:

homemade PWM throttle

Benchwork:

extruded Styrofoam insulation on steel two-by frame

Scenery:

Sculptamold on Styrofoam

Status:

active project, in planning

Chapters

  1. Parallel Universe
  2. The Layout Room
  3. Uncertainties
  4. Introducing The Black River & Western
  5. Getting Down To It
  6. Digging Deeper
  7. Modeling Philosophies

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