Hello Happy Members !
I started to build a layout inspired from an old Atlas 4x8 HO Scale DC Layout. At the moment it's only a big mockup. I'll do better very soon. When the Spousal Unit saw it I said first: "Too late honey, I built it !"
All your comments, advices and criticisms are welcome. You can also laugh if you want !
And now, my own version ( 3'2" x 7' 6"). I usual, I used my favorite brand of track: Trix C track.
Like my layout, it forces you to be on your toes, for sure! I can run 3 trains by myself and I have room for a switching locomotive in a yard for a 4th, but that's juggling the handheld and my brain. Sure makes for some interesting logistics!
I like it...I am sure you're going to love it too! Will be following your build!
Finally I decided to slightly modify the benchwork. I also decided to use Hornby and Peco tracks (code100). The trains run very well as you can see in these short videos. I called my layout The Constantly Changing Railroad (CCRR). Have fun !
Really quite an ingenious track plan for a small space. Definitely better than the circle.
The minimalist esthetic is enjoyable, but if one wanted to take it to the next level, I could see a rail line threading through mountains and valleys, or an urban landscape with a tram threading its way through the canyons of a cityscape.
The original CCRR (Constantly Changing Railroad) has been extended to a larger version (82"3/4 x 43"1/4). Now it calls the New Constantly Changing Railroad (NCCRR). Hope you enjoy the videos. Thanks for watching!
I have to giggle a bit at your choice of country tunes working the railroad video. Somehow when I think of people from France, I don't envision country tunes. Then I remembered when I visited Monaco and Nice, I watched the Dukes of Hazzard TV show and Bo, Daisy, and Luke were all talking French! It was the funniest thing for me to see in France...what a culture shock that was! I like the new crazy eight layout.
Just don't talk like from the south. ie: "I reck-on!" or with one car longer, you just might be wreck-in! 😆