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    My first layout...operations possible

    New guy here...with my first layout attempt. Curious if this would be good for a basic "operations" layout. There is a picture of the coal mine I built but couldn't fit it to the layout...so I'm going to add another 4x4 piece. One side will be 4x6 the other side will be 4x8, the 2 joined by a...
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    Central Georgia

    I would welcome comments, suggestions or ideas for my Central Georgia 22x15 HO layout now in planning and bench work phase. I have included a PDF, and both cadrail 9.5 and dxf files are available if someone would like me to email them. The staging tracks are to be 2 inches lower than the...
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    GCSE Design Opinions

    For my GCSE coursework, i have designed a terraced house that will go in a railway model. What do you think about my design? How would you improve it? (it is attached to this post)
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    layout in the making

    Hello, I'm new to the forum and want to say hello from Iowa! :D Very soon I am going to start work on my layout. It is a 16x4 layout. Its going to be based on the Model Railroader Salt Lake Route plan. I will be running mixed freight cars and mostly NS motive power. Any tips and or suggestions...
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    New Layout Design Ideas

    First off, let me say that though I have been a Model Railroader for many years I have never had to plan a layout. I have belonged to various clubs depending on my place of residence, and I have worked on layouts, but I have never had to trackplan one. So I am looking for some help and...
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    SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

    Hello dear friends, I want to introduce my freeware layout design program, called SCARM, which you can download and test from http://www.scarm.info/index_en.html. It has lightweight and intuitive user interface, 3D view, more than 25 track-system libraries and many other cool functions and...
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    Track Alignment and Right of Way

    I am in the planning stages of a layout in Salt Lake City, UT. I have been looking at google maps and maps of stations on UTA's website to get track alignment and right of way information. Googles maps and a couple years old, so they are missing some newly added structures and things. What is a...
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    City-scape

    I live in Utah and I was so excited when we started to get trains here. We now have LR transit and commuter rail. I would like to start a layout of my city. I have done a lot of thinking and looking into how to build custom models of the buildings in the city. The problem I am running into is...
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    City-scape

    I live in Utah and I was so excited when we started to get trains here. We now have LR transit and commuter rail. I would like to start a layout of my city. I have done a lot of thinking and looking into how to build custom models of the buildings in the city. The problem I am running into is...
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    My newest attempt at a 4x8 HO layout

    First of all, thanks for all the advice regarding my first attempt that, in retrospect, missed the mark completely. I feel that I have learned much since then. This layout features a large yard and yard lead that are completely off the mainline. I exchanged the roundhouse for a 2-stall...
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    Argo Terminal

    A 4x8 layout ideal for beginners, with prototype switching operation in mind, but also having a continuous connection for railfanning style running.



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