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Ultra-compact layout in Z-scale featuring double main line in oval with two stations and several branches. The track plan is suitable for running of short passenger and freight trains as well as for various shunting/switching operations.


Scale & Size
Scale: Z (1/220)
Size: Micro
Dimen­sions: 120cm x 60cm; 47" x 24"; 3.9′ x 2′
Area: 0.72m2; 0.86yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: III, IV, V / Transition, Modern
Season: Spring/Summer
Theme: Fictional
Location: Europe
Scene: Plain
Tracks & Route
Trackage: Marklin Z Miniclub
Type: Closed Route
Line: Double, with Branch(es)
Min. radius: 195mm; 7.7"
Turnout angles: 13°
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: DC
Turnouts: Electric
Uncoupling: Manual


The track plan has two stations – a larger main station in front, whose main building is not represented (because of the control panel) and a smaller station in the opposite side. There are also several branches intended for various shunting/switching operations, mainly for goods, transported with flatcars and boxcars.

The whole route is divided into 3 electrically isolated blocks, each with its own DC power supply and operating wheel, allowing two trains to run on the double main line (green and blue colored tracks on the plan) and one more engine to operate in the main station shunting/switching area (yellow colored tracks on the plan). All turnouts are remote controlled too, but the uncoupling is decided to be manual, due to easy access to all tracks.

The layout is really small, measuring only 120cm x 60cm (approx. 2′ x 4′) and is very easy to be transported and stored when not in use.

Project: Operational Layout   
Author: Venci Glaskov aka Best Ripper   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 24 Mar 2022
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