N scale turntable – Geoff’s

Geoff’s been in touch – have a look at his N scale scale turntable. He’s done a great job:

“Hi Alastair,

It’s been quite a while since I sent you my N Scale 4 x 3 layout.

Since then I have retired and moved out to Southern California where I have updated my 4 x 3 and built another N Scale 6 x 3.

The central theme was the roundhouse and turntable and facilities. It also has a stockyard, milk and meat processing, along with farming equipment stores.

There is a veterinary along with houses and a host of other ‘scenes’ throughout the layout. Both ends of the layout have working lights (WS Just Plug).

I wanted a layout more of a display, so that I could have as many of my engines and stock cars on show as possible; between the two layouts. I did purchase all twelve of Micro-Trains Friendship Food Train.

I will if you are interested send a filmed version of this train running on my 4 x 3.

Just a note on my 6 x 3 (and 4 x 3) the railroad is known as the AE&SCRR, and I have a plan to build a website/blog related to my layouts.

You will also see my “Engine Shop”, my garage and both layouts side by side. The last pic is of the AE&SCRR Wine Tasting Special!

As always enjoy your blog, reading the comments and viewing some really excellent and professionally produced layouts.


model train layout N scale

model train track plan

N scale turntable

N scale shunting yard

N scale freight turntable

n scale model railroad

N scale turntable

Here’s two more 6×3 N scale layouts if they are your thing.

A huge thanks to Geoff – another example that this hobby is all about making a start, whether it’s your first layout, or your tenth.

That’s all for today folks, please do keep ’em coming.

And if you want to roll up your sleaves and start on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

22 Responses to N scale turntable – Geoff’s

  1. Hemi says:

    NICE Roundhouse and Turntable display…….. NICE choice on focal point as well! GREAT to see it surrounded by Steam as well!!!!! The whole works, looks GREAT too! Amazing what a little time and details do to what normally would be a flat layout to give it some depth! Keep up the great work! -Hemi

  2. Merl Fisher says:

    Nice work on the turn table area.looks so real

  3. Nice load of raisins , from here to there

  4. NJ Mark says:

    It’s all in the detail! You’ve done a beautiful job. Cheers! NJ Mark

  5. Rob Shuman says:

    Great work. Nice to see the progression

  6. VictorKoyano says:

    I noticed you have hobos in the boxcar. Did they leave all that trash?! Then a guy climbing telegraph pole. I still see spiked poles in my area alleys. Glass insulators went out long ago though. I got some workers gave to me as I asked.One is a Hemingwray cobalt blue dated May 1893 I think.A drop of blue liquid plastic should do it on a bigger scale. Hey, you need security for insurance there!

  7. Johnny says:

    Looks Great, keep up the Great Work.

  8. Larry says:

    Very nice but it’s hard to see the details on such low resolution pics.

  9. Chuck Bartunek says:

    Outstanding Roundhouse vignette , thanks for sharing

  10. John Reynolds says:

    Very Well Done!
    John from Cali

  11. Daniel says:

    Nice work! Looks great!

  12. Chris says:

    Looks awesome

  13. Ken Dodge says:

    Very nice! Lots of track, rolling stock and detail while still managing to avoid looking overly crowded as a lot of N-scale layouts do. Great job!

  14. Robert Miller says:

    You balance a locomotive on the turntable. Shame on the engineer who did not do that.

  15. Brian Rockey says:

    Some nice detail and weathering Geoff.
    Keep ’em rolling!

  16. Gary Gray says:

    Outstanding display. Would love to have seen detail pics of the milk and meat processing facilities. Please post a video of working trains.

  17. Richard H Chapple Sr says:

    This is another great example of what keeps me inspired to continue working on my layout in hopes that I can eventually achieve some realism beyond a
    plywood(styrofoam) central.layout.

    Nice work!!

    Dick Chapple Sr Hardin Mt USA

  18. Terry Miller says:

    In the first two pictures I see a straight track that runs the entire length of the table with connecting to any other track. Is this a DCC controller track or will the RR boss add a couple of switches in the future?

  19. Awesome,love the steam…………………

  20. Mark T. Pianka says:

    Great looking turntable wtg

  21. Stephen Hill says:

    Very nicely done . Great to see all those steam locomotives and their tenders . Outstanding theme and detail , really looks great , especially considering its N scale . Thank you for sharing , very nice job .

  22. robert dale tiemann says:

    very nice work. i like the area with thestock car with the wrecked cars

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