Urban switching layouts

There’s quite a collection of urban switching layouts on the blog now – here’s a few of them if switching is your thing:

urban switching layouts N scale control panel

“When a family member was remodeling a home office I was offered a 2×4 table, which became the foundation of my N scale switching layout.


HO scale switching layout overhead view

“Hello Al,

I’ve been busy still working on scenery for my small HO scale switching layout (4-1/2 X 14 feet) but took some time to make sure my other two layouts were cleaned and running.


N scale perspective scene

“What I have included today are a variety of pictures from both the HO switching layout and my N Scale layout as well. The past month or so I am enjoying running both layouts and also adding in new details.

I have picked up numerous automobile kits in both scales as well as different road construction equipment.


HO scale switching layouts

It’s has three businesses that I can switch rolling stock in and out.

The backdrop is from Backdrop Junction of rolling Pennsylvania hills. I was very pleased with backdrop.

The HO switching layouts track plan is somewhat modified from one I found on the Model Railroad mag website.


HO scale switcher train yard

“This area is from Wilmington to Bellirica. A local is assigned to this area. There are 6 industries. Rake’s Rock Works, monuments. Swift Packing, Brenda’s Ice Cream, Knorr oil, Goins Lumber and supplies, and the Bellirica Freight Station.

This HO scale switcher has facing and trialing turnouts and must get clearance from the dispatcher to enter the mainline for a run around to get the cars in the correct position. We have over the line trains running while the locals work.


I shall keep adding the urban switching layouts to this page, as and when they appear on the blog.

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.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

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