Photos of my N-scale layout
Hello, Traction Fan here. I saw in this thread that you asked another member, Holva, for pics of his N-scale layout. Well, of course, that's up to him, but here are some photos, and a verbal description, of my own N-scale layout.
It's a "bookshelf model railroad". The design was adapted from an old article in Model Railroader Magazine. The top shelf holds my collection of train books plus other stuff. The two middle shelves house the model railroad, and under them, are more shelves used for general storage.
My railroad is very loosely based on the Pacific Coast Railway which, at one time, operated out of Seattle, Washington. The P.C.R. Was owned by Union Pacific, and it's tracks served as the gateway into Seattle for both the Union Pacific, and the Milwaukee Road. These two big railroads ran their passenger operations out of Seattle Union Station.
Right across the street from Union Station, was KIng St. Station, which housed the passenger operations of the Northern Pacific, and the Great Northern.
The preceding description is true, but in my fantasy world, the Pacific Coast Railway also handled the Northern Pacific, and Great Northern, traffic. This is to excuse the fact that I don't have room on my layout, to include all the multiple track routes actually used by all four big railroads to get into the Seattle area.
My favorite is the Milwaukee Road, because it used electric locomotives , which I like. However I can logically run trains from all for big railroads plus the P.C.R.'s own trains.
My railroad occupies two walls of my garage. It's built in sections. The standard section is 48" long,16" high, and 16" deep.(see 4th photo down) I have deeper sections at the ends to accommodate turn around loops, yards, and other features too big to fit on a 16" deep shelf. The photos show some scenes on my layout, and my model of Seattle Union Station.
Have fun, and feel free to ask questions;
Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos: