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12-22-2005, 05:44 AM
Hi Bob. I'm a new kid on the block. Want to build my first layout N gage in a coffee table. I would appreciate hearing from any one that has done this.
Best Wishes Ted:) :)
01-07-2007, 08:07 PM
Well Bob...I've never done 1, but I think they are cool & would some day like to build one myself. :)
Here's some links that may help;
My Favorite Coffee Table Layout;
Here are some other coffee table layouts;
I hope this helps...Enjoy :cool:
01-07-2007, 11:16 PM
Back in the 1970's, maybe late 1960's, Model Railroader Magazine had a N scale project railroad, (thats where they build the RR, step by step, and show how to do it), called the East Glasstop. It was built into a coffee table.
If you are interested, simply go to Trains.com and do a search in their magazine index. Search using East Glasstop. You may be able to order copies of the articles and/or the complete magazines from them.
01-07-2007, 11:49 PM
Ted: How big/small is a coffee table you are "looking" for
My layout is 125 cm X 90 cm...( are the 90 cm to large???) You can watch it under the thread: updating my "old" N layout.
01-14-2007, 06:08 PM
Coffee Table layouts have always facinated me, I just need a living room big enough for a coffee table to have one again. I used to have one, matter of fact is was my very first layout.
Good luck with your search.
01-15-2007, 04:00 PM
Welcome to the forum Ted , I just happen to have a coupl of pics from a Train show that shows a N scale in a coffe table. that is a good place to talk to someone about N scale. we also have a few N guys on here that I'm sure can point you in the right direction !
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