More from Deam on his N scale layout

Feels like ground hog today because we’ve got another update from Dean, on his N scale.

But I don’t care – you all know how I love an update.

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of watching a layout being created step by step:

Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

That’s all today folks (Dean’s last post is here by the the way).

And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you’re bored of sitting on the side lines and want to get going on yours.

Keep ’em coming.



18 Responses to More from Deam on his N scale layout

  1. Great video. I to have been facing a challenge with removable elements. My 4×8 N scale was originally build on a solid sheet of wood. At one end there are two layers with track on both, and the lower level being hidden (tunnel).

    So with a non-removable upper, there was no access to the lower. With a removable upper there were all sorts of challenges.

    End result… A disassemble and rebuild from the benchwork frame up…..

    Hope to post photos of the process soon…

  2. mark Allen says:

    GREAT job Dean!

  3. NJ Mark says:

    Well done! The seams are never visible until you point them out. Cheers! NJ Mark

  4. Bruce says:

    Dean. THUMBS UP!!!!

  5. Dennis stein says:

    Wow..very impressed with this “light” construction method,,,thanks!!!

  6. Kenneth Seegert says:

    Did a good job, well thought out. Keep up the good work.

  7. Jim says:

    Great stuff. Hope to see more.

    Jim AZ

  8. David Wells says:

    Very nice set up. I am in the beginning stages of my lay out, so you gave me some great ideas. Can’t have too many ideas.


  9. Ted Horton says:

    Thumbs up for sure!

  10. Ken Stramel says:

    Well done.

  11. Ken From PA, USA says:

    great job Dean. Can you make my mountains and tunnels!!!! I can only hope mine turn out that good. I couldn’t see the seams until you pointed them out.
    Ken from PA

  12. Hugo Budzien says:

    Pretty darn clever!! My only concern is the flammability of all that foam.
    When we sold our last dirt address ( we full time RV now ) I tore out my “O” gauge layout on the basement. The mountains were made of the foam board used to insulate basements, from the outside. Real strong stuff since they backfilled right over it. The first “mountain” I removed got chopped up and put in the burning barrel.
    Wow, what a cloud of BLACK smoke! All further efforts were done at night to avoid alarming the neighbors. Lucky we lived out in the country, closest house was a mile away.

  13. Austin Wilson says:

    Thumbs Up. Awesome. Love how you remove the top to see the inside of the mountain and if need be an inspection of the tracks. Great video.

  14. Maeklin ed says:

    Thanks Dean,
    Great way to get to you train if there is problem in the tunnels

  15. Bernard Schainholtz -Still Plays says:

    Using the portals to pick up the mountain is a great idea. I will try it.
    Bernie from NY

  16. Arnie Steiner says:

    Hi Dean — always nice to see creativity at work; especially when it’s as highly successful as your efforts have obviously been. I think the use of the light weight styrofoam is the key to making terrain popouts a manageable project. Great Work! — Arnie, S.I., NY

  17. Ian Mc Donald says:

    great construction work on the mountains then able to remove quite easily that certainly amazed me certainly gives thought to tunnels which I have had concerns if the train breaks down. thanks for sharing.

  18. chuck henry says:

    That is great. I had a small flip open access door. What your showing us is a huge amount of time & effort. Again good job.

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