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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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

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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

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