Model Train Layout – Project low cost/low weight Part 1: Basic Structure, DC H0 Scale

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Part 1: Building the basic Structure.

This is the first part of my video series, where I’ll work on a new model train layout. This time it’s different though..

I decided it had to be a small layout that would be able to fit under a bed. So the dimensions are fixed to L: 180, W: 100, H: 18 centimeters.

I also decided to go for an American theme instead of my usual European with mostly German, Swiss, Austrian and Danish rolling stock..

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The biggest difference is that It won’t be based on Märklin C track.. American rolling stock is way to rare and expensive in Märklin. So instead of an AC layout it’ll be a DC layout with PIKO A track.

The two main objectives for my project are: Low costs & low weight!

The budget is around 300 Euro and will cover the expensive for materials, scenery and rolling stock – at least to begin with.. 🙂

The construction with use of polystyrene board and MDF is inspired by https://www.youtube.com/user/Calvertfilm

I hope you’ll enjoy part 1

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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