Try a different way of setting up a Christmas train in the livingroom.
The idea is for a 45-degree wedges between two back-to-back layout levels. Includes a diagram to show the concept.
The author shares a design of an S-scale layout that could fit in a 12'x13' spare bedroom. The article provides switching suggestions, construction methods, and covers control and scenery topics.
This article presents the modular concept for the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve in S-scale. Includes a proposed track plan.
Some Sn3 track plan ideas.
The author describes unfolding some basic rectangular track plans to create walk-in layouts.
The author introduces the article on the BC&G and why it is an excellent shortline to model in S-scale.
The editor explains why this issues is focused on track planning for S-scale layouts.
The editor opines on what it might take to switch from a steam-era layout to a 1970s/80s-era layout in S-scale.
A busy trackplan with two competing railroads are discussed, with suggestions on how to model them.
The author describes his fictional model railroad history such that it fits the available equipment in S-scale, while still maintaining true to a prototype. A could-have-been, or might-have-been idea. Includes a track plan for his 25'x46' layout.
Various rough sketches are provided to give ideas on general track designs one could use in a bedroom, garage, or basement.
The author presents an S-scale version of an O-scale track plan originally published by Model Railroader magazine in the 1940s.
Jeff took an O-scale layout built by Frank Smith of New Jersey in the 1930s, updated the design, and scaled it to fit a 15' by 33' S-scale layout. It is an around-the-walls design intended for a basement. It looks like a point-to-point design, but a single hidden track connects the two ends to allow for continuous running.
The author revisits a design published in 2007 that is currently being implemented with some minor modifications. It is a twice-around loop with yard facilities spread out across two peninsulas.
The author presents the idea of a "train layout" as a 3D sculpture.
How to decide which curve sizes your layout needs.
The author proposes ideas that can help you move from the collecting stage to the actual narrowing-down of items that you will really use on your "dream" layout.
A complete history of the BC&G railroad, a description of Brooks Stover's 32'x28' layout, prototype photos and track plans, and two suggested S-scale track plans for modeling this railroad, are covered in this article.
The hypothetical design and construction of a 12'x13' layout. Includes a track plan.
The idea and trackplan for the S-scale layout is based on a slightly-modified version of the real 5-mile shortline near Lowell, Illinois. Using a GE 44-tonner as the locomotive, the author describes operation, and the types of equipment that could be used on such a layout.
The track plan included with this article shows an S-scale layout designed for a 12' x 13'6" spare bedroom, and thoughts on how to build it.
The author describes the thoughts he went through developing a design, track plan, and realistic integration of his layout into this available space (he had several options). Includes a sketch of the track plan.
A bunch of California S-scale modelers got together to determine the fantasy quotient, which is not about how close your layout matches the prototype, but how close your layout matches your imagined eventual design.
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