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Old 09-17-2019, 01:09 PM   #1
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Greetings all,

I am building an N Scale 3x5' coffee table.. need some ideas for track plan and layout. want to maximize the space, and include some sort of waterfront scenery.. If you have any ideas, please send them on..

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Old 09-17-2019, 03:00 PM   #2
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Greetings all,

I am building an N Scale 3x5' coffee table.. need some ideas for track plan and layout. want to maximize the space, and include some sort of waterfront scenery.. If you have any ideas, please send them on..

Thanks

Matt
Welcome to the site.
I am sure someone will chime in with a bunch of help, soon.
While you are waiting.

We have a member who created a track planning program.
He has a free version, or you can upgrade for some bucks.
I never used it take a look?
https://www.scarm.info/layouts/track_plans.php?scale=N

I never used it so can't help you with it. I figured I would toss it your way.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:45 PM   #3
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Greetings all,

I am building an N Scale 3x5' coffee table.. need some ideas for track plan and layout. want to maximize the space, and include some sort of waterfront scenery.. If you have any ideas, please send them on..

Thanks

Matt
Matt;

I replied to your duplicate post in the "New Member Introduction" section. Please check there.

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Old 09-17-2019, 08:01 PM   #4
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There is a sticky thread of layout designs in the Layout Design section of the forum. Several of the other threads the might ne useful as well. And the "My Layout" section is always a good source of inspiration.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:58 PM   #5
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Welcome to the site.
I am sure someone will chime in with a bunch of help, soon.
While you are waiting.

We have a member who created a track planning program.
He has a free version, or you can upgrade for some bucks.
I never used it take a look?
https://www.scarm.info/layouts/track_plans.php?scale=N

I never used it so can't help you with it. I figured I would toss it your way.
Thanks for the information I am looking forward to coverting down in scale and the curse words to follow. Ha ha

Cheers

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Old 09-18-2019, 07:34 AM   #6
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Thanks for the information I am looking forward to coverting down in scale and the curse words to follow. Ha ha

Cheers

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Welcome. My usual advice to people starting out in N scale is to be honest with yourself about your modeling skills; and then look at what you can actually buy at sites like modeltrainstuff.com or hobbylinc.com. If you're downsizing from HO you may be disappointed at the choices. We're a friendly bunch here, so don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:45 AM   #7
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Thanks for the information I am looking forward to coverting down in scale and the curse words to follow. Ha ha

Cheers

Matt
If you're downsizing from HO you may be disappointed at the choices. We're a friendly bunch here, so don't be afraid to ask questions. <img src="https://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
With some things in N scale, you have more choices, particularly in Kato Unitrack. I will agree though on locomotives and rolling stock, HO has a world of things available that you may never see in N. Best wishes to the OP on his new layout and scale.
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