Joe’s 3 level DCC basement layout

“My layout is in a small corner of my basement.

Instead of a 4×8 table, I decided to do so bench work and go around the walls.

As you can see from the photos it fit very nicely allowing me to actually go three levels.

It is all DCC with sound.

The railroad itself is just based on scenes I remember as I kid.

A train Museum in New Hampshire gave me the idea of the train and trolly park.

I painted and put decals all my engines.

The little town and train yard are just my imagination at work and I really feel that is the fun in building a railroad. Use your imagination.

All together it took me almost 6 months to complete.

I actually built it for myself but love the look of the grandchildren when they watch with eyes so wide open. You can’t buy that look anywhere.











A wonderful layout – and I loved Jo’s words too. Who can resist a grandchild’s amazement and wonder?

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the big day when you make a start on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS The very Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

2 Responses to Joe’s 3 level DCC basement layout

  1. MICHAEL GLASS says:

    your layout is BEAUTIFUL.

  2. Jim AZ says:

    Nicely done. You’ve modeled some interesting scenes.The road repair and the night scenes are a nice touch.

    Jim AZ

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