Below is the basic plan. The layout will measure approximately 4 ft x 1.5 ft when completed. The track on the right side will lead to some type of off-stage holding area; perhaps a pivot table.
The frame work will be constructed from lightweight components with 1/2 inch plywood being used for the baseboard. I am, however, seriously considering constructing the entire layout using form-core, a lightweight material I have had considerable success with whilst building architectural models. Tracks will be Atlas code 100 with cork roadbeds and landscaping will be formed with plaster gauze.
I have yet to determine what buildings to include, but my current thinking is that there would be some type of 3D (low-relief) backdrop with predominantly industrial/railroad type buildings in the foreground.
I will be needing the Atlas components on the list below for this layout.
© Sean Lim 2001