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Strapped for space, thaen perhaps it's worth thinking about something like this:



It's 00 finescale and it lives in a boxfile. While I doubt that it would be practical in 7mm scale, I reckon that EM and P4 could work though restricted to industrial/swb types. Smaller scales and gauges would have even fewer restrictions.

Further pictures and more waffle at:

http://homepages.tesco.net/~n.rushby/branch_in_a_box.htm
 

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I came across a similar concept in N gauge last weekend. It's call T-Trak. You can check it out here

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QUOTE (revolutionary @ 16 Sep 2006, 06:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Strapped for space, thaen perhaps it's worth thinking about something like this:



It's 00 finescale and it lives in a boxfile. While I doubt that it would be practical in 7mm scale, I reckon that EM and P4 could work though restricted to industrial/swb types. Smaller scales and gauges would have even fewer restrictions.

Further pictures and more waffle at:

http://homepages.tesco.net/~n.rushby/branch_in_a_box.htm

Even more pictures can be found through the link to rmweb in the first posting on this page.

http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...?showtopic=1195
Thanks Doug!
 

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Much as admire te craftmanship on this project it's too small for me. (no offence intended). If I was this much stymied for space I'd go Z scale. There was an excellent example at Rail Wells back in August built on multi levels, reverse loops and lots of shunting, all in a space not much larger than your suit case. Problem is you need a magnifying glass to work on your project then !
 

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The Noch briefcase layouts show how this is done - lovely little layouts with stock storage in the lid!

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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 19 Sep 2006, 16:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Much as admire te craftmanship on this project it's too small for me. (no offence intended). If I was this much stymied for space I'd go Z scale. ......


No offence taken MMAD; something this small is useful for try/honing new techniques. My more serious essays though on the small side are more practical in scope, like this.

 

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Could be done as narrow gauge in 7mm!

If anyone cares to check out carl Arendt's website there are loads of small layout ideas

http://carendt.us/

we do not all have unlimited space and it is useful to use small set ups to check
 
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