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Old 10-28-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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New 4x6 N Scale

Well finally got a 4X6 table built, now comes the fun part i put it on wheels for my sake so it can be pushed against the wall or i can roll it out to work from the back side of it. heres a pic



so far i dont know where im really going to take the layout from here, i was thinking some kind of mountain/tunnel in the back right region with a small town with two mid-size industries in the front left area along with a small yard for some switching action but so far this is what i got ill keep ya posted on any updates and improvements

P.S. comments and ideas are welcome
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:35 PM   #2
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Wheels are a nice idea for easy access.

You're getting me itchy to get started on mine.

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Old 10-29-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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I like the wheel idea, I'll have to retrofit mine. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:02 AM   #4
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well i got started on the mountain area in the rear right corner, im using 1 inch thick blue insulation board and stacking it. i found out it dont cut to well with a pocket knife anyone know where they sell those hot knifes? i think im going to hit up the craft stores around here to look for one because i think it will come in handy ill post pics later

Edit: does anyone know off hand how many inches are equal to 100FT in N? im considering an elevation change somewhere on the layout
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:06 AM   #5
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There was a good hot knife source in Post #43 of this thread:

http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=4670

N scale ranges from 1:148 to 1:160.

At 1:148, 100' = 1200". Divide that by 148 to yield 8.1" in model scale.

At 1:160, 100' = 1200". Divide that by 160 to yield 7.5" in model scale.

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Old 10-31-2010, 09:52 AM   #6
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thanks TJ
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