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Old 11-17-2019, 02:47 PM   #1
tankman
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Hello, I'm Jerry. I've had a on again/ off again relationship with American Flyer - S-gauge for most of my life. The interest in model trains predates any other later interest by quite a margin. Limiting factor has always been space for a layout. I hope yet to remedy that but even if I never do I still enjoy the scale... Jerry
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the MTF. Lots of good people here to help or just chat with about Flyers or S trains in general.
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:25 PM   #3
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Hello, I'm Jerry. I've had a on again/ off again relationship with American Flyer - S-gauge for most of my life. The interest in model trains predates any other later interest by quite a margin. Limiting factor has always been space for a layout. I hope yet to remedy that but even if I never do I still enjoy the scale... Jerry


Jerry;

Welcome to the forum!
Lack of space is a problem many of us have. My own N-scale bookshelf layout shares a garage with two workbenches, several power tools and my wife's car(sometimes )
Much of it is only 16" deep, with no part more than 36" deep. That's one big advantage of a small scale. The narrow shelf idea can be used in larger scales too, in the form of a switching layout.
My bookshelf design comes from an old Model Railroader Magazine article. The top shelf holds my collection of train books, the two middle shelves house the railroad, and additional shelves below are used for general storage. This effectively uses the same floor space for three different purposes. The photos below show some sections of my layout.

The files below may give you some ideas about shelf layouts and shared spaces. That in turn may help you find a spot for your railroad.

again welcome;

Traction Fan

Black River Junction from aisle.jpg

Cape Ripiculous peninsula end view.jpg

Cedar Falls module. showing lightwood bookshelf arch with enginehouse & station in background.jpg

Garrison creek trestle good view.JPG

WHERE DO I START rev 4.pdf

Choosing a Scale.pdf

1 How to build a better first layout.pdf

2 How to build a better first layout.pdf

3 & 4 How to build a better first layout.pdf

5 How to build a better first layout.pdf

6 How to build a better first layout.pdf

All AboutTurnouts rev 4.pdf

MODEL RAILROADING ON A BUDGET.pdf

Model Railroad Terminology 3.pdf
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:13 PM   #4
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Welcome, S gauge is really big. I like to watch it on Youtube. I settled for 2 huge N and HO scale layouts.
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