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The trend for most model railroaders is toward larger layouts. Practical consideration dictate that for many, even a 4' by 8' railway is too big. Either the person is constrained by a lack of space, or he has a need for portability. The beauty of O Gauge is that it can be made to work in smaller areas than most other scales. The classic O and O27 track geometry provides a tight curve which can be made to fit in small areas.
3' by 5' is a good area for a picayune pike. It is not demanding of space, yet with good planning will allow an interesting layout. Concessions must be made to allow such a small home railway. Things can be done that would be unthinkable for a larger model railroad At times, it might seem cramped. However, by making the right concessions and using one's imagination, it is entirely possible to have a satisfying model railway in a small space.
The 3' by 5' area puts a layout in reach of those who are expanding upon a starter set.
The layouts shown here use the standard O Gauge track geometry with the 31" curve.
Scenery is included mainly to illustrate the track plan as a layout. You may alter, substitute or change scenery any way you want, since our example is only meant to illuminate the track plan.
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