We purchased a home for retirement that fits our empty nester life style, which only allowed room for an N Scale size train set. We found this 2’ by 3’ layout and a rolling table that fits perfectly in a corner of Lee’s office.
After learning about the techniques of remodeling a train layout, Lee changed the scenes to reflect our travels through the Moab, Utah area. The new mountain has red rock spires with trees, rock climbers and campers, surrounded by city life in miniature.
The beach scene has all its available camping sites filled with trailers and tents, boaters, picnickers and swimmers. This is the kind of camping that we are looking for when we venture into the outdoors.
How small is an N Scale layout? One of the picnic tables that Lee assembled fits on a dime and he made them all without a magnifying glass. Basically, N scale is half the size of the HO scale. The HO scale is half the size of the O scale model trains. All our grandsons begin their love of trains by playing with Thomas the Tank Engine, which is just the perfect scaled down size to fit their precious little hands.
Lee has been sharing his love of trains with all seven grandsons and may need to be careful as to how many train sets he promises to build with the grandboys.