I'm starting to build a small N gauge layout. Don't ask me why. I guess I need to stay busy.  I'm laying it out on the floor first. Then I will build a table for it. It will be about 2' X  6'. It will be all Kato. DSCN2043DSCN2044 Reason I picked Kato was because they make a GG1 & a double crossover. The hardest thing so for is getting up from the floor. I turned just turned 89.

Eddie G

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My Dad was IIRC 91 when he decided he didn't like the pull-down stairs into the attic so he set out to build a proper stairway. It took him several months but he got it done.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

IMO, you can't go wrong with Kato Unitrack.

Easy to work with and a terrific platform on which to run trains. As an added bonus, since it uses code 60 rail it will accept larger-flanged wheels, like what you'd find on some N scale or (past and present) European stuff.

Good choice. 

Mark in Oregon

Way to go, Eddie!

I hear 'ya on the "need to stay busy" part.

Will the plywood framework be supported via legs or something, or will you just leave it on the floor?

Getting up from the floor:

Ah, but you CAN do it! That's more than many retired folks nowhere near your age!

Keep on kickin' hiney!

Andre

Eddie, I saw your post and am thinking of doing a small N switching layout in the future. I have a medium 3 rail. Thanks for starting this thread. I hope you can post updates on your progress. I would like to follow your progress. Kato track looks great. Is it very expensive?  I have seen some N scale at shows that have DCC and sound, both done amazingly well. Are you planning DCC and or sound?

-Tom

OGR Subscriber-Premium Member/ Forum Member/ LCCA

When I re-entered the hobby, I went with N initially:  when you're in the service and subject to multiple moves and usually less living space than you hope for, you make adjustments accordingly   I still have the trains and recently bought some Kato track to show my wife and niece just how neat those little trains are.  Needless to say, "You should build a proper layout for them" was mentioned a few times so.... guess what I'm doing this summer?  Keep us posted on your progress Eddie!

I re-entered the hobby in the 1970s with N scale and was very active in that scale for several years. Had a door-size layout in my 32nd floor apartment in downtown Honolulu at the time. I also was a member of NTRAK, the modular group that puts together some truly fine layouts at NMRA conventions and such. Got back into O several years (or more) later via reading Ron Hollander's book: All Aboard: The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen and His Lionel Train Company. Have been with O and several other scales since then, but no longer involved with N scale. I like ALL scales, and have been involved with most from Z through G.

eddie g posted:

I'm starting to build a small N gauge layout. Don't ask me why. I guess I need to stay busy.  I'm laying it out on the floor first. Then I will build a table for it. It will be about 2' X  6'. It will be all Kato. DSCN2043DSCN2044 Reason I picked Kato was because they make a GG1 & a double crossover. The hardest thing so for is getting up from the floor. I turned just turned 89.

Eddie:

You must have good eyes for your age to be working with N-scale.

Bill

WftTrains posted:
 

Eddie:

You must have good eyes for your age to be working with N-scale.

Bill

Eddie is one of my heroes: He's a scrapper and a survivor with a "never say die" attitude.

That he has the ability at 89 years of age to take up modeling in N scale... ON THE FLOOR no less, inspires me and gives me hope that I will be able to enjoy this great hobby for many years to come.

Go get 'em Eddie!

Andre

The nice thing about Kato N is you can add or take away very quickly and rearrangement is easy, at least until everything is glued down! 

Eddie , your layout it looking great, it should be a lot of fun!

 

DAVE ROBINSON

 

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More progress on my N gauge RR. All the switches are hooked up. Also the signal and double crossover. The control panel is done. The 2 little buttons on the right side of the control panel turn on & off the 2 sidings. I just cut out the stream. I will buy some of DSCN2428DSCN2429DSCN2430DSCN2431DSCN2432DSCN2433DSCN2434DSCN2435 the scenery at York.

Eddie G

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When I set up at the local show I help run I always make sure I have Kato N scale track to sell. I just picked up an unused 20-650 double crossing gate set (American painted version with white and red striped gates) and found the 20-651 2 track adapter (that's on the way). Great quality and very fairly priced for what you get - if I were building an N scale layout I'd definitely use Kato track...

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