Ken’s been in touch, he’s shared his N gauge foam incline layout:
I model in N Scale and after an absence of 25 or more years I have retired and have found space in our new home to get new construction underway.
To keep costs down and minimise the carpentry needed, I’ve used Ikea tables which are hollow core (like internal door construction) and foam topping.
Some – like in the main tunnel – is insulation (XPS) foam and the balance is just packing foam. Most of this was liberated from dumpsters at local shopping centres.
I also used Woodland Scenics inclines and risers to make it a bit smoother to get into the mountain and down the other side. All track is Kato. I picked up a lot of this on a visit to Japan in 2018. (A visit to the Kato shop and factory in Tokyo is a must see!)
Coming up for 6 months work now, and I have attached a few progress photos. Some of your kits are sprinkled around the mountain. Others can be seen in bridge abutments and retaining walls.
Lots more to do – so back to the grindstone. The printer is starting to run hot!
N scale track on foam board:
There’s quite a lot fo N gauge foam incline pics on the blog now – it’s a popular choice: cheap (or free) and easy to manage.
Now on to Bill:
If you missed it, his first post is here.
“Some more pictures of the never ending railroad.
A huge thanks to Bill and to Ken for sharing his N scale track on foam board.
Loved Ken’s mountains – it looks like he’s thoroughly enjoyed every minute of his layout. And that’s what it’s all about.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.