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See one large N gauge train layout under construction, where SCARM helped with testing of different ideas by visualizing them in 3D to the layout's creator.


Scale & Size
Scale: N (1/160)
Size: Extra Large
Dimen­sions: 640cm x 366cm; 252" x 144"; 21′ x 12′
Area: 23.42m2; 28.01yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: II, III, IV, V / Transition, Modern
Theme: Fictional
Location: United States
Scene: Urban/City, Industrial, Mountain, Coastal
Tracks & Route
Trackage: Peco N Streamline
Type: Complex (Closed section with Open parts)
Line: Mixed (Single + Double), with Branch(es), with Helix(ces)
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: DCC


Here is what TrainNut says about this layout:

"I've been working on a decent sized plan for a while now... somewhat mountainous stuff. I've now got a very nice basement and a decent sized room that nobody in the family has claimed... until now!

The layout is N scale with a single line of HOn3 4" lower and around part of the perimeter. I figure with the similarities in the track, and the distance separation, it should not look too out of place. Upon completion, I will be able to run 5 trains independently of each other, OR 1 train anywhere on the whole layout (with the exception of the HOn3 line). There are lots of tunnels but I have designed two access circles inside of two separate mountains for easy track access.

The layout itself will occupy a space that is roughly 21' X 12' in a walkout basement room that is 38' X 15'. It's not complete, but I've used SCARM to help me get an idea of the 3D aspect.

More info, details and pictures from the construction process can be found in the topic My biggest layout to date in forum.

Project: Layout Under Construction   
Author: TrainNut   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 27 Nov 2017
Views: 30929
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