Too big! (Go back quick!)

Amazing what a friend or two, and a trip to the hobby shop, can do to one’s plans. I started noticing how hard it was to find equipment in my era in HO scale, and how easy it seemed to find it in N scale. And the cost was much higher in HO than I anticipated. I made a list of all the things I liked and disliked about each scale. It really came down to this: N scale fit my needs better. I like running long trains, cant do that in this space. I like big consists, both space and cost prohibitive. The list goes on and on. So back to N scale!. However, this time I was not going to change any of the benchwork. I honestly really liked the plan, it was just not a good fit space wise in HO scale. So I took up the track and laid N scale right back on the same subroadbed. Boy did this work out perfect. When you are designing an n scale plan, you are so focused on what radiuses you can have and what you can fit. What one should really be doing in designing an n scale loyout using an HO mentality. 26″ curves look really nice, something I would have never done the first go around. Overall I am very happy with how it turned out. I had been an expensive lesson, I will be honest. But I learned alot, and all education costs. So here are the latest photos of the current layout as it stands today. I hope you have enjoyed the brief history of how I got to where I am today.

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