Ian’s layout

“Hi Alastair,

thanks for sending all of the tips and photos – they have been great help to someone like me who at the age of 66 is just starting out. I have been a scale R/C aeromodeller for over 50 years so I thought I would make a change. I am also learning the “lingo” which is very interesting.

I have also included a shot of my layout so far. I only have a small area (3.5 mtrs X 2.4 mfrs “L” shaped) It will be two early 19th/20th century coal mine layouts with a river running through both.. I will be using On30 size Porter Spectrum locos pulling coal trucks around two separate tracks. These are perfect for tight curves.There is a siding and other areas of interest. Because of the shallow depth of the layout I have digitally printed a background and 50mm in front of that a plaster cliff face with LED’s on the base between the two to give a more 3D effect (looks great at low light) The waterfall has bee “roughed in” and the river has to have the rapids enhanced before I can go any further.

You can see the four bridges stacked on the left wired up and set to go.. Before I can install them the track on the bridges will have to be have ballast added and then the wooden girders and the bridges glued in place, and after that the rest of the track will be laid with ballast.

Now, speaking of ballast I purchased a Proses Track Ballast Spreader. I have tried it out on a test piece of track and it works just fine but the leading edge of the spreader being 90 degrees catches on the “spikes” or whatever you call them, so what I did was lightly sand a 45 degree angle on the leading and trailing edges (there goes my aviation talk again) so they would ride over the lumps and bumps. I hope you can see it in the photo.

I was told when I started this hobby that you never finish a layout and I can see why. I have been going to model railway exhibitions for years and finally decided to bite the bullet. I have built a few scale buildings and trees but the installation will come much later. I am more interested in running the two tracks for some time to make sure all is ok. As some parts of the tracks will be hidden behind trees and buildings they will be difficult to get to – so no tunnels on this layout. By the way I tried laying the track on a foam base with thin Super Glue and it works great. Just pin the track in place and a few minutes later ….. voila !!! All fixed down.

Going by my photo of the layout, if anyone has any comments please let me know – I am new to this.

Kind Regards


“Here’s how I solved the limited space issue in my workshop. The mechanism is made mostly of bits & pieces from junk box and scrap pile. The layout is just starting, but closed cell foamboard and 1/8” plywood will keep the weight down. The “picture frame on the ceiling makes the layout dust proof. All 4 “backdrop” sides fold down for easier access. The table is 8′ x 8′. It takes about 4 seconds to raise or lower. The light for the workbench automatically connects when the layout is up.To overcome reach issues to active track (N gauge), there will be a removable center section with no active components, just structures and scenery.

Jon in Texas”

“Dear Mr. Lee,

I have two tips to offer, maybe three…

Model railroading is the perfect hobby from my point of view…

From my point of view, model railroading offers more opportunities for creative self expression than any other hobby I am aware of.

Here are my tips… They apply to model railroading and to life..

1. It is more fun to be a participant than a spectator… build something!

2. Start small, failure is less painful and success comes more quickly.

3. Have fun… Play with new ideas and materials.



And now my friends, I’ve decided to put some of the questions I get time and time again to bed. So let’s start with this one:

How do you decide what scale to model in?

Answers please!

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you say no to being bored, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

55 Responses to Ian’s layout

  1. Ben Zalewski says:

    HO scale track, trains, buildings are available in the US in many stores and most hobby shops. If you’re planning to buy on-site, this’d be an excellent choice.
    HO stuff is available at many sellers on-line.
    A piece of plywood 4′ by 8′ gives plenty of room for a layout.
    –Ben Z

  2. Neil Duffin says:

    What scale depends on your age. If knocking on a bit, how much longer will you be able to see N scale. of course there is always broil. I’m sorry I will feel that again !!

  3. Rob McCrain says:

    I bought a loco which had sound out of curiosity and after hearing it and running it in a circle on the dining room table, I found I wanted to see it running through scenery. My layout is now 13 ft x 22 303-547-2714/2 ft. It has been a year and a half since I brought the loco home. Rob M

  4. Rob McCrain says:

    That’s. 22 1/2 x 13 ft

  5. Think you are going about it the right way Ian , and 4 x 8 should give you a decent layout , if the track is hidden you can still clean it with these modern track cleaners , all the best with it all

  6. John Dorgan says:

    Right now I’m into O gauge. For two reasons 1. I grew up with the Lionel Santa Fe (my first train) I was 5. Reason 2. my grandson (3) is into Thomas The Tank engine the size is appropriate for little hands. I’ve done HO and N gauge and I’d like to try G.
    HO would be my recommedation to start out with especially if you are into realism.

  7. John C. Rasp says:

    I prefer to model in HO scale. Right now my layout is in S scale (American Flyer) because my 5 year old grandson can rerail the trains easily and because he discovered by childhood American Flyer trains in the basement closet and asked me to set it up. Our layout is about 22 x 8 feet square, about 2 foot wide with a large square in the center and about 28 inches high (so little people can play with it). There is not a lot available in the markets for S scale.

    N scale is too small for me (I’m 71 years old), too hard for my grandson to rerail and too delicate for running without derailing and other problems. I had an HO scale layout 30 years ago and it is just right to put a lot in a smaller area. There is also much more available commercially for HO scale than for S or N scales. I promised my grandson that when he turns 7 years old we will convert to HO scale as I still have many of my old locos and cars. Can’t wait!

  8. skip says:

    Layout looks good. I would like a reprint of how to make trees.

  9. Bob Miller says:

    Just a suggestion Ian since you do R/C models. I use DCC on my On30 layout and just converted to battery operation instead of using track power. No wiring,no track cleaning and no worries about polarity. There are a lot of model railroads using R/C control as well as DCC. Just a thought.

    I model in On30. I began model railroading at 65 and used HO. I soon found that both my eyes and my hands needed a larger size. If I had to do it over again I would go to what is called Garden sized or 1:20.

  10. Alan Roberts says:

    It depends on what you think looks right. Also, how much room you have.
    I model in 00gauge N is too small for me, 0 gauge too big although if I had enough room and money I would be tempted.

  11. Ken S says:

    Good looking layout, Ian! I guess a lot of it depends on space. When I started building my current layout, I was VERY limited on space, only had 30 inches x 60 inches so I went with N scale. I wanted a continous run so my 7 & 9 year old stepsons could enjoy the train running so I went with a modified figure 8 set in a small rural “anywhere” USA setting. My joy comes from hand building the structures from card stock and balsa wood. The boys notice everytime I add a new scene or structure. Since I started this layout 9 months ago (pictures coming soon), I have “aquired” more space in my garage and will be setting up my 20 yr old HO train that’s been stored away. I love the great tips on this site! Thanks Al!!

  12. George D. Snow says:

    Right now, I don’t have a layout, but I have trains and some buildings for HO, and I’ve also got trains and track for N gauge. I belonged to a rr club that primarily used HO, but I’ll probably make a small N gauge layout when I can. My main reason is because of my lack of space for the HO size layout.

  13. It’s great to see all layout photo of these and advice they give me I’m so greatfull I have I o gage

  14. I have o gauge I uses all what you show me and that give Me this laoyout and so great

  15. THOMAS says:


  16. Mark Watkins says:

    I have done layouts in both ‘S’ and ‘N’. For getting the most into a space, ou can not beat ‘N’. I am working back into another ‘S’ layout as I have room to work on a medium sized layout and do a model of the NY Central / PRR North eastern division which ran in the town I grew up in.

    I find that for the most realism with out over doing the space, ‘S’ is very suitable and it is a common arcitect’s scale of 3/16″ to a foot make scratch building very easy and enjoyable.

    Otherwise go with what you fee comfortable with and can fit in the space you have….no the layout is ever finished, and then it is on to another adaptation.

  17. Tom says:

    I have started an N scale railroad I have had HO, 027(American Flyer), G … I have a 2′ X 6′ (space permitted). It is 3′ in height. It is easy to work with easy to get around. light weight benches and using foam for base. I am 70 years old can see good … have some Arthur Ritis … not enough to keep me from working with N scale. I do not have problems keeping the trains on the tracks. May have to do with your radius using with the size of your rolling stock. I use re-railers to get them back on the tracks. Re-railers come in handy for road crossings too.

    I will send some pictures soon and a brief intro.
    I like N Scale… easy to work with for me and can do much with limited space.
    Keep up the great work Ian!
    Success to all who model railroad!

    I liked what John had to say three things to do for model railroading.
    I believe a failure is but a brief setback to find the patience and knowledge one needs to succeed. Not really a failure but a learning experience. What each of us add and give to our life … makes us a better person.

    Thank you Al for sharing thank you all for contributing.
    Be waiting to hear from you again.

    best regards,


  18. Cameron Davies says:

    There is probably not a wrong answer to the “what scale to model” question. What ever your choice you should just get into it. Some of the observations I have are:

    What country and period do you want to model?
    America and Europe have heaps of HO scale available.
    England is mainly OO scale
    Both have N and O but not with as much choice as the other scales.
    Australia often uses narrow guage in a variety of different scales.
    The above choices also help to set the budget. The more available scales/ countries are always the cheapest. I am from Australia but model UK. If I was modeling an equivalent sized layout of an Australian railway it would have been more than twice the price.

    What size space do you have?
    8ft x 4ft layouts are popular starting points for HO and OO layouts as they are a manageable size yet will give you a lot of layout and the ability to do a full round circuit if want to.
    Shelf layouts are great, usually about 2ft deap and as long as you want. These work for all scales but don’t have the ability to do a loop.

    Scenic Lanscape or Urban Landscape?
    N scale works very well for sweeping scenic landscapes with lots of topography and depth. O scale on the other hand for the average sized layout does not offer as much scope. A hill in O scale will be as big as your living room. Urban scenes are easier to model in the larger scales.

    Steam or Deisel Locomotives (or both)
    O scale steam locos look fantastic.
    N scale seems to work better with more modern locomotives than steam as there is more space for the tiny mechanisms.
    OO and HO work well for both.

    How old are you?
    As some have said if you eye sight is going then N scale can be hard work. Word of warning. This hobby can be very addictive. You might see yourself pursuing it for a year or two then 20 years down the track find your still going strong. Many older modellers change over to O scale.

    Of cause there is another way of looking at it. Go to your local hobby shop. Find the nicest looking locomotive you can afford. Read all about its history then build you layout around it.



  19. Tom says:

    I liked what you had to say Cameron … thanks for your insight! Well received here.

    best regards

  20. Ken Finley says:

    I was given an HO train set for Christmas the third year of my marriage. So, I model in HO. At least in the States, HO seems to be the most readily available. Choice in scale should be driven by two factors – how much space you have, and the scope of what you want to model. You can do LGB on a 4X8 if you love switching or street car scenery. Of course Age and Arthritus play a significant factor. So far, HO, magnifying glasses, and brighter lights have kept me in the modeling game.

  21. Steven says:

    Could Jon from Texas show us more detail on the pulley system that he has used to raise and lower his layout.

    Many Thanks

  22. Chris R says:

    I started off at 18 months old with HO Trix Twin (2 trains on 1 track under independent control), and in the 60’s had some continental stock to go with it (Trix Express) In those days OOO or N Gauge as it became wasn’t very realistic compared to the OO / HO gauges. Since the 80’s, I’ve been more into 2 rail but still have British and European stock so it’s OO / HO and a couple of US trains as well. So depending on my mood, I can run British, German or Swiss trains as required, with the continental stock running from the overhead wires (Marklin K or home made in the hidden parts)
    I started my current project just over 2 years ago and will measure 15′ 6″ X 11′ 6″ when finished with a double track main line, single track goods and a single track branch leading to a small country terminus. The terminus is currently in the living room for when my Great-Nephew comes to visit as the shed is a bit of a minefield at the moment, but when the main layout is finished, will be on a higher level at the back of the shed with a ramp leading up to it along the length of the shed.

  23. Bud Holzman says:

    I really enjoy everyone’s tips and comments. Some 20 years ago my wife and I were visiting with my younger daughter and her husband in Colorado. We went to Denver for some antiquing. I found some Marklin HO trains, a transformer and related items stuffed into a China cabinet. The price was right so I bought it all and took the mess home. I found that I had a steam freight engine and a steam passenger engine, plus appropriate rolling stock. It took a number of years for my wife to allocate space in the finished basement for a Train Table. We decided to build a 4’x8′ table on legs over a trundle bed. I was now 86 years old. I went to a Model Train store that Handled Marklin and many accessory items. I. Designed the track layout. I contracted with the store owner to construct the table, install tracks per my layout sketches, build a tunnel; He did all the wiring including 3 transformers and lights for buildings and the roads. He then delivered and set up the table over the bed. I built a scenic backdrop for the 8′ side of the table. Structures were bought and installed. Being colorblind, my wife will do the landscaping. I’m now 88 years old and enjoying every minute I spend with my Trains I intend to send you photos and a video soon.
    Bud in NJ USA

  24. jim morris says:

    cool !

  25. Peter P says:

    I started in OO in 1958, was awakened to HO and moved to that scale in 1968. In 1984 I dabbled with N scale but decided (at that time) Kadee couplers were too expensive to convert from the horrible Rapido types in use in N scale, so changed back to HO. I have stuck to that size as it has been able to offer a wider range of Aussi products. However that is now changing for the smaller sizes, thank goodness.
    I also model in 1.5 inch scale, ie. “Live Steam”, just because I like engineering! Definitely a nut case!
    Advice to newbies, pick a time, a location and restrict yourself to that. Sounds very limiting, it is not, you will end up with a more plausable result. I wish I had that advice when I started. Also start with a diorama, it is amazing how much you will learn and finish. Finishing is the best medicine to spur you on!
    Good luck

  26. Ken Hecker says:

    Ian, I’m a bit confused. You said you had two coal mine operations, using On30 Spectrum Porters, and then you mention N scale. Are you mixing scales for perspective? It will be a while until I really get going on my On30 (which after doing HOn3, I consider the perfect scale/gauge) layout, but I love the support Bachmann has for that scale/gauge. I started out a few years ago getting a Spectrum 2 cylinder Shay which just sat in a case. Now I’ve had sound added to that, and also gotten a Spectrum Porter 2-4-2, a Spectrum Baldwin 2-6-6-2 Articulated (so I have to stick to 18″ radius HO track min.), a Spectrum Goose, and a Spectrum Rail Truck. I started out with Bachmann HO track, but found the ties (aka “sleepers”) were just too small and close together. So I’ll be laying PECO On30 track and switches. Will have to get a good DCC controller. The Bachmann DCC controller is just too limited in what it can do. Not worth the money compared to an MRC. Have to clear out a workshop on the back of my property, get the roof fixed, and evict a couple ‘possums before I can put it all together.

    If you can perfectly blend those gorgeous backgrounds into the scenery, that will be amazing. Looks like you’ve already modeled them to match. All the best!

    Ken in Fullerton, CA

  27. DANIEL o WISEMAN says:

    yea some that wants to run trains, less interested in lay out at first any way seems thanks good job and keep the pictures coming dan o arkansas

  28. Frank Goessler says:

    I’m with Dan from Arkansas. Not so much layout oriented but more interested. in just running the trains. In fact, I get the most enjoyment out of finding a new layout, putting it together and making it work. Then keeping it up long enough for the grandsons to check it out and for me to play. I do O gauge because at 62 years old, my eyesight isn’t as good as it’s been and it’s much easier for me to work with that size. I have very little sensation left in my fingertips so the O gauge is much easier to handle. Love my 3 rail tubular track all of my engines and rolling stock.

  29. tom in az says:

    I would love more info on raising the layout! Would like to contact gentelman building it. I really need to find out how to do this.my life (wife) is on the line. I could really save space to be able to do this my layout is on a large back patio so I can use rafters for support. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Tom in AZ Layout is HO 4×8 with some add-ons.

  30. Jim says:

    Space and eyesight seem to be the top criteria. LOL. For me it was space and what I already had: HO rolling stock, buildings and diesel engines. Moving from the East to AZ where homes here have no basements or attics, my option was my garage. And here too space was limited. N scale would have been a better fit. But it all worked and it is what it is. And with the innovation of DCC, track work and sound were my great motivation and attraction. So I modeled the Southwest and BNSF/Santa Fe.

    Ian, I really love your backdrop. How did you come by it?

    Jim AZ

  31. Perrry says:

    S is a good compromise scale or gauge as we get older and have problems seeing and handling smaller gauge trains. There are a number of manufactures: American Models, MGH, Lionel also make S gauge trains. Along with several small companies.

  32. Gary Gordinier says:

    Because of my age and eyesight, I’ve gone from N, to HOn3, to O, and now working on G scale which is just fine. I somehow skipped S gauge. I’ve got an attic full of trains, track, and buildings.

  33. Barry Hespenhide says:

    With all that information you should be set. One word of advice is have FUN.

  34. Ray Suckling says:

    looking good Ian look forward to seeing more as it progresses.

    Ray Nerang Qld………

  35. Brad says:

    Z scale is insanely expensive,but you can have a “MASSIVE” layout in/on a coffee table.Apparently now there is an even smaller scale called TT? I have HO as even N is difficult to see.I cannot imagine Z and TT scales,but you young guys can make an impressive layout about anywhere if you can afford it

  36. Brad says:

    Z scale there are only a few players,Marklin being the largest,which gives those across the pond from me easier access

  37. Stephen D Gispanski says:

    Starting an layout is always fun, what ever build you do is what you are comfortable in doing is always a challenge but fun to do. I am going to be starting my layout in O Gauge and HO Gauge. I am still working on the wood frame that the top of the table will be. I am going to be making 12 tables that are going to be 2 x 3’s. Using a light wood (forgot what the wood is called) size of wood 1″1/2 X 3/4, it is made in New Zealand, I think it is called popular wood. But anyway that will be the frame and the legs will be 2 x 4’s. All this is going around a 10′ X 10′ room. What a mass what a mess, hand to say that twice ha ha. Back to wood cutting, and may I remind you, I have a wife that is very neat so everything that comes out go’s right back in. Hats off to everyone and happy rails.
    S.D.G. St.Petersburg Florida.

  38. Robert Bonnett says:

    I had American Flyer S scale as a kid and found it again as an older guy. Didnt have any money as a kid but now I can get all th AF I desired then …Doing a more elaborate layout then I ever anticipated…20 x 34 Such Fun!!! Best thing is you can enjoy this hobby at a leisurely pace…..

  39. John Thorogood (Tgood) says:

    I had an American Flyer train set when I was a kid. Loved the scale. Today at age 75 I have gone to outside G scale as the kit bashing of TOY trains is my passion. Repowering and R/C-ing the trains is a snap with the R/C stuff out there. I am also a retired electrician and firefighter so building and wiring is no stranger to me.
    I went with G because there is a lot of g scale TOY trains on eBay. My latest engine bash is hardly resembles any of the original engine.
    I use to build R/C airplanes so the switch to ground R/C trains is natural. I like G as I have the space and it’s easy to work with.

  40. Donald Scharenbroch says:

    Ian, your background is EXACTLY what I am looking for. I have not started building my layout yet, still in planning stage. My theme is southern Utah desert. Is there some way that we can either communicate directly or maybe you can publish details on “how to” make your background. Thanks.

  41. I would like more detail on how the lifting mechanism is configured. Is it one motor and 4 cables linked to a master cable which the motor (winch) pulls?

    Also I found a 48″ grabber, which will pick up an S scale 4-6-2 engine.

  42. Tony, Kitty Hawk NC says:

    I have modeled in N, HO, OO, S and G. Obviously, there is no one answer but my general thought is- if you want the longest track runs, go for N. If you want the most detail, O will be the best. That said, HO/OO provides by far the most choices of equipment and scenery. Final thought- whatever scale you pick, get started and enjoy!

  43. Ruben Simon says:

    N scale – I can fit a lot in a small space with reasonable detail…if I ever get started with that Bachman kit above my desk on a retractable board under the ceiling…

  44. Old Ross says:

    8x 8 feet gives you plenty of room for HO, which is (arguably) the most widely available. N scale would give you- in effect – 4 times the scale area in which to model. I’m sure it will be fine – and yes, no NEVER do finish!

    I am nearly 70 and starting my third layout. My first was a home-length shelf mounted O gauge my grandpa started. As a teen, I was restricted to a 4×8′ HO which still had 7 switches and ample opportunity for modeling. My current layout is a storable, hybrid scale, Christmas set-up, 44×48″. The only “stock” or “engine” that will be running will be my old HO “Nob Hill Trolley” (lots are on ebay, too). Kind of like Mr Rogers’ trolley, it will go from place to place, tying them together. Current plan is for a small town Main Street, mountain with waterfall, farmette, pond, gas station, and train station all rendered in N scale. I’ll have a backdrop of insertable masonite hardboard panels which will continue the deeply forced perspective that I will start on the board per se.

  45. I was particularly drawn to the mechanicanized lift. I found a lift designed for a kayak in a sporting goods store and I bought it and installed in the garage for my daughter’s kayak. It worked so smoothly. It consists of four ropes that pass through four pulleys (one rope per pulley). The pulleys are mounted to the rafters and are spaced to fit around the object to be lifted. The four ropes join together above the pulleys with a single line that passes through a turning pulley that brings it down to the floor. Hence, a single rope controls the up and down action of the four ropes. The four pulleys mounted to the rafters have enough play to allow the single rope to be placed anywhere around the object being lifted. The lengths of the four ropes are adjusted to fit the orientation. The lift could be manual or could easily be motorized.

  46. Peter Bayley-Bligh says:

    I enjoyed reading Ian’s comments but did not see pictures that he referred to in his description..

    Size; I have to admit I do both OO and N, space, cost and age will probably mean that O, although clockwork in much younger days, is out of the question.

  47. Andrew Aves says:

    00 because I am using the track and locomotives given to me 65 years ago

  48. Fingers don’t cooperate like they used to and the eyes strain a little more, so I went to outdoor G scale. Big stuff. I’m working in 1/2″ scale so measurements are easier to see. I guess because I have 5 actes to play with probably had something to do with it also. Down side is available pre-made items are expensive and hard to get, even here in California, USA. My nearest G railroad store is 2 hours and a little over 100 miles away so the internet gets used a lot. There’s all kinds of “stuff” out there for all scales. Just have to look.

  49. Ralph Burkey says:

    I haven’t read all the replies, but I have a feeling nobody has mentioned Z gauge.
    I have an HO Märklin I got for my 10th birthday. (My dad was stationed in Germany with the Air Force). I’ve still got it, 63 years later, and it still runs! I put it around the tree at Christmas.
    I have lately seen the coffee table trains and they really appealed to me. It solves the problem of space and protection from the cats. However, I didn’t want to tear up my coffee table and I didn’t want to build a new one. My wife found the solution! We got an end table with a glass top cheap from a guy in the neighborhood. The size of the table (24 x 24) necessitated Z scale.
    Nobody around here (Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex) sells Z scale so I had to go mail order. Since I was using mail order anyway, I decided to go ahead and get some ready made landscaping too.
    I can’t see a way to post a picture here, so I’ll send one later.

    Best regards,
    Ralph Burkey
    Fort Worth, TX

  50. Bob muhme says:

    Ian, if I read your story correctly, you said you need to ballast the tracks on the bridges… Due to the weight, and the usual bridge construction, many bridges don’t utilize ballast. I have been on Amtrak over a girder bridge with ballast, but I haven’t seen any kind of suspension or cantilever bridge with ballast. Anybody out there confirm or correct my belief?
    Bob with American Flyer and Lionel when young, HO as a teen up to age 60’s, and now due to space constraints but still good eyesight two N scale, one in Michigan in garage(no basement or spare room, one in AZ sunroom Bob muhmewith same issues)

  51. Larry Baucom says:

    I just stated a HO on a 4×8 sheet of 1/2 inch plywood my 4 year old great grandson is really into papas train he brings pictures of buildings and cars he wants added to our train so far we have scratch built a few buildings and wired electric light to them looking pretty good for a 75 and a 4 year old pair hope to figure out how to send photos soon but we are having a great time together building our lumberjack railroad

  52. Jersey Shore John says:

    Ian — your layout looks great! Like you, I was 60+ when I started my first layout so I am a kindred spirit! You are never too old!

    John — words for model railroaders to live by! Wish I would’ve followed point #2, though …

    Al — I guess it comes down to the space you have available and what you want to accomplish in that space. I had a choice between building a layout in HO or 027 (Lionel). I have ample space for either scale and had bought or inherited plenty of track, structures and rolling stock in both scales. I chose HO because it is better suited for the vision I have for my layout.

  53. Ken Mckenzie says:

    Al, would you please post the small sheds again? Any other new buildings would also be great. Thank you.

  54. Gerald says:

    yes would like to see more info on Jon’s layout from Texas.

  55. Gary M from Long Island says:

    Ian…….nice job……great woodwork……..

    Al…….answer to your question……..the amount of space you have would be the primary reason to select a scale.

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