HO scale multi level layout

Joe has been in touch with his HO scale multi level 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.



HO scale multi level layout

HO scale multi level layout

HO scale multi level layout

HO scale multi level layout

HO scale multi level layout

model railroad

model train

model railroad

A big thanks to Joe for sharing his HO scale multi level layout – and I loved Jo’s words too. Who can resist a grandchild’s amazement and wonder?

I did like the way he used all of his available space too. I’m sure he must have been tempted to go for a 4×8 layout, but look what he got instead, and three levels too.

It just goes to show a little planning can go a very long way when you are planning your model railroad.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the big day when you stop dreaming and start doing, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS The very Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

PPS HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.

2 Responses to HO scale multi level 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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