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Large scale indoor club layout

By Dale van Ingen | December 22, 2021

A live-steam train club hosts this compact indoor display

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view of a small large-scale layout
view of a small large-scale layout

This small large-scale layout resides in the clubhouse of the Southern California Live Steamers. Photo by Dale van Ingen

view of a small large-scale layout
A large-scale engine near a model station
An engine pulls up to the station. Photo by Dale van Ingen
A large-scale engine near a model station
A section of a large-scale layout
A railway within a railway! The N-scale circle of track represents the live-steam group that owns the layout. Photo by Dale van Ingen
A section of a large-scale layout
view of a small large-scale layout

Another view of the layout. Note that the outside circle of track is elevated. Photo by Dale van Ingen

view of a small large-scale layout
Model switcher approaching model station
A switcher approaches the station. Photo by Dale van Ingen
Model switcher approaching model station
close up scene on a model large-scale display

After purchasing this layout from a private collector, the author added details to it to create a city scene. Photo by Dale van Ingen

close up scene on a model large-scale display
Close up scene on a model large-scale display
Small artificial Christmas trees stand in for the plants on this indoor display. Photo by Dale van Ingen
Close up scene on a model large-scale display

 

This large scale indoor club layout started life as a custom build of a local large-scale collector.

The 8-by-11-foot board had been unused for at least a decade and I immediately knew where this display would be best displayed — at the 7.5” gauge, 1.5” scale live-steam train club that I belong to. Many of its members also collect large-scale equipment.

This large scale indoor club layout resides in the clubhouse where we hold our meetings. I have spent time decorating and making the layout look like a fictional local town. Within the layout, there is a N scale loop, a little homage to our club. Eventually we will open the clubhouse to display the layout as well as some of our collectible live-steam models.

The club is the Southern California Live Steamers in Torrance, Calif.

See another portable large-scale layout built by the author.

One thought on “Large scale indoor club layout

  1. Love this track plan! I’m going to adopt this and modify it for use on my new O gauge layout. Thanks for sharing!

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