Green Eyed Monsty Posted March 22 Share Posted March 22 (edited) 7 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said: Bringing this over into random, as it's discussion... TTrack seems nice and all, but it works best with the ability to actually go out and about, while I want a nice switching setup. Well, okay, what I really want is mountains, a canyon, and the ability to run a loop or three, but I'm not converting the entire bedroom over into a full on setup. At least not in the apartment, anyways. Nah, what I want to do is probably about 18" deep, and 6-8' long. Basically a nice contained shelf layout, but with a number of things that can be done on it. Other problem though is finding actual space for such, as I'd have to rearrange a bunch of things to make it happen. I'd even consider O scale, but I prefer two rail so that's harder to pull off, and way more expensive. The biggest issue is a lot of the locomotives I'd want to run tend to be in the $3-400 USD range, which is annoying, but it's also because they're more niche with things. Mid 1980's to 2010's diesel, specifically CN. Yup, orange with zebra stripes locomotives... 😛 or the ones one of the local steel place uses, but I don't recall what they are just yet. But yeah, a big thing really is indecision on which scale. Love the look and feel of O, but HO and N are where the desired locomotives are. Sounds like you are going to need to research what locomotives are available in what scales and spreadsheet everything to come to a decision. For the layout, John Armstrong's "givens" and "druthers" may prove helpful. GEM Addendum: What @kristof65 said. And John Allen's "Timesaver" switching layout makes a solid start for a switching layout. Can be built in as little as one foot by six feet in HO Scale. I have one I build standing on end in a closet. Legs are trestle bents made out of strips of plywood stained a nice dark reddish brown. Edited March 22 by Green Eyed Monsty 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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