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    Since our new home is so much smaller than our old one I an switching to N scale. I found an old interior door in the garage that I will use as a base. I bought several packages and am ready to start building.

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    Welcome to the world of N scale. Try a few T-trak modules and see how you like it and they will work on your door. The T-trak layout at tis years MNRA show is at 40 + scale miles on the main line and growing.

    rich
    In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,

    two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.

    --John Adams

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    • #3
      Welcome John! Always good to see another N scaler. My layout started as a 28" by 72" module which is now 31 feet long.

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      • #4
        I have most of the track down. I am using Kato unitrack. I was

        in Portland OR a week ago and went to the train shop. They had

        a Bachmann 4-8-4 for $15 used he didn't think it worked but it runs perfect.

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        • #5
          Anymore progress John?

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          • #6
            Not much going on. Health issues have been keeping me down.

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            • #7
              Sorry to hear that John, I hope you get better soon.

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              • #8
                Hi Lads

                It’s been quite a while since my last post in this Forum (see NNY RR) so I thought it about time for an update.

                My original plan was for an L-shaped shelf layout however lack of space caused me to rethink the whole thing. At present I have a 2x4 ft. On30 mini and an 18x33 in. On18 mini. The little On18 layout is more or less complete and I haven’t done much with it for some time other than to run my N scale rolling stock. So, why not convert it to functioning N scale layout?

                Here is the layout in On18:




                And here is what I’m thinking for a conversion in 2 stages:




                The first stage will be the storage shelf on the upper right which I can use as a modified Inglenook for some fun switching puzzles and the replacement of the On18 turntable and sidings. The second stage will be a reverse loop on the left and extension of the upper level sidings. Being a DC analog Neanderthal, I realize I’ll have fun wiring the wye and the reverse loop but there’s lots of information online to help out.
                Cheers



                Brian

                Victoria, BC

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                • #9
                  That should make for a nice layout Brian.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, Mike. I really like the way you extended Nantahala Midland. Yours appears to have been by design whereas mine is totally unplanned. I'm not yet sure what I'll do with the upper level sidings - any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
                    Cheers



                    Brian

                    Victoria, BC

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                    • #11
                      At Mike's (Tyson Rayles) suggestion, I'd like to move the discussion of my downsizing from On18 to N to my NNY RR thread:

                      http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=48715

                      Good idea, Mike. Thanks!
                      Cheers



                      Brian

                      Victoria, BC

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                      • #12
                        :up: Your welcome!

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