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post 2 May 2012, 16:01
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Hi All

I have recently moved house meaning that the layout i had in a large loft with 2 turntables and 4 man lines is no more.
The only option i now have is to build my model railway in a shed. (8x9 is the most she will allow) So my question is, have any of you any experience of a n gauge layout in a shed of around the same size, and what can you realistically fit into that area without it looking overcrowded.

I currently have a stock of about 40 steam locomotives, mostly late British Railways era, and want to have as many of them on the line as possible, even if this is sat on siding of turntable.

I'd be very interested to hear your experiences, thoughts.

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post 2 May 2012, 18:52
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hi Ben and welcome to MRF.i don't have a shed layout but my train room is a similar size. 8' 6" x 7.0' and you will be able to get a decent layout in that.my layout is N also.


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post 2 May 2012, 19:14
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Hi Ben,

I'm presently embarking on an 8ft x 6ft N Gauge layout and if you have a look at the track plan in my blog it might give you some ideas.


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post 10 May 2012, 14:06
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I had a N gauge layout in a 10x 8 for a number of years and built 3 great layouts, I have now moved house and had to leave my well insulated shed and good electrics behind. I now have a 7.6 x 6.6 room in the new house which also allows a good layout, but I do miss my shed and keep thinking about putting a new one in the garden, however the signs keep ringing.

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Hi Ron,

I'd be interested to see your new layout plan and any of the old ones if you still have them on file.

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post 18 May 2012, 21:17
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Hi Trevor

Most of my layouts have come from plan books I am not very good at making my own designs up.
Some of my most successful ones have come from the N gauge track plans by CJ Freezer like layout 9 on page 8 others have come from Model Railroaders track plan database.
In most cases I have changed them to meet my own requirements.
If you send me an email I can forward my current plan to you.

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