My 4x4 Layout
I am new to the MRF and here’s my N scale layout.
It is short on scenery (don’t expect to be too impressed ) but there are a lot of things going on in a small, densely packed space. It started out as a simple loop with track pinned directly to a board and just kept growing and changing from there. I like to collect locomotives and run them with different combos of rolling stock…as a result I have a well populated turntable.
I have modeled my layout as a present day northeastern town complete with a fictional railroad museum, turntable and steam excursion train. This way I can mix road names and historical context. There’s even trolley service that originates from a trolley barn.
I am experimenting with the use of layered cardboard to create hills and tunnels. Each layer of cardboard is about 2 feet thick in N scale. The result looks like a conceptual scale model of a contour or topographical map.
I hope to spread it all out some day over real benchwork with track bed and decent scenery, but for the moment this lets me ‘hit the ground running’ trains.
Just wanted to share that. Thanks for looking!
O, N and some HO
Favorite RRs: NYO&W, Whitestone Branch LIRR, Shepaug Valley RR