Here are some pics and a video of a small Flyer layout that I am building.  It is 6 x 10 and currently plan on incorporating Lionel Fastrack and also their Legacy system.  As MTH comes on the scene, I will probably be adding DCS as well.  So far, this small pike has been the most fun of any layout I have had and I am looking forward to what the future hold for S scale. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Moreover, experience proves that there is virtually no limit to the amount of cars, track, equipment, etc., the scale model railroader will buy once you have planted the "system" idea in his head. The more he has, the more he still wants." A.C. Gilbert Co. - 1947

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I say that is a very good start! Everything you have there is a good place to run trains.

 

However I will say that your engine power foreman will lust after so much power available to assign a train.

A living Steam Engine hauling a train with commerce, reaching across time and space; is a wonderful journey undertaken by Man.

 

A product of our fine College System that has been made redundant by imports of Foreign Workers willing to push a Keyboard for a living.

Originally Posted by NotInWI:
Troy, You have to be chopping at the bit to get some turnouts! The reefers look good behind that challenger. Ben


Ben, I need TO's like Laverne needs Shirley!!!  IMO, Fastrack could also benefit from 1/2 sections of both curves and straits and also larger radius curves as well.   On the positive side, I will have alot of time to plan out sidings, roads, buildings and clearances!!!  I've been doing this little pike differently from my previous methods in that I have no drawings or plans.  What I did instead was use the Fastrack and make a "template" of sorts with 2 x 8 pieces of old masonite on the floor and then just lay-out what looked good to me and the limited track components would allow.  For a small layout, I've really come to like this style of real-time planning.

 

 

 

"Moreover, experience proves that there is virtually no limit to the amount of cars, track, equipment, etc., the scale model railroader will buy once you have planted the "system" idea in his head. The more he has, the more he still wants." A.C. Gilbert Co. - 1947

Originally Posted by SoCalStu:

Great start! Although I prefer around-the-wall shelf layouts, you have a nice beginning here.


SoCalStu,

 

Thanks for the comment.  I always did around-the-walls type fo layouts when i was in O and like them very much.  For this one, I decided to try a table top design and also stay small and portable.  The layout is actually on casters and I can move it as necesary.  The top can break appart into 3 seperate pieces and the the L girder/legs can also seperate.  The other thing that I have found is that by making the legs/frame portable, I can also reuse them if I want to make a larger layout some day. 

 

 

 

"Moreover, experience proves that there is virtually no limit to the amount of cars, track, equipment, etc., the scale model railroader will buy once you have planted the "system" idea in his head. The more he has, the more he still wants." A.C. Gilbert Co. - 1947

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