5 Stunning Complete N Scale Train Layouts

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Searching for complete N scale train layouts that fit all of your requirements can feel like a daunting task. Any model railroad that looks complete will contain a few major components. The first component of a complete n scale train layout is the track plan itself. Track plans vary is types such as closed route, continuous and point to point.

The next part to keep in mind for your model railroad to choose DC or DCC wiring to power the trains on your layout. The electrical current powering your railroad will determine the speed at which your trains can run and how fun your model train layout is to use.

Now let’s get into some actual complete N scale train layouts that you can use for design ideas when constructing your model railroad.

1. Vertical N Scale Layout 5’x10′

5'x10' n scale layout

This N scale layout is around 5 feet by 10 feet and is movable for easy access across any side of the table. It was mainly built in a vertical fashion due to the limited space available. Due to the lack of space, the only direction to build was upwards. It contains 3 different levels and can run up to four locomotives including both steam and diesel.

2. Complete N Scale Layout View

complete n scale layout long view shot

This long view shot of the complete N scale layout displays all its glory. The level of detail and how clean the craftsmanship really distinguishes it. In this view, you can see the how the height of the mountain scenery and the long trackwork. The n scale track plan is a continuous running track type without any specific point where the locomotives can stop.

3. N Gauge Scenic Ridge Layout

n gauge scenic ridge layout

The initial theme of this N scale layout was called Manning Oaks but eventually it switched to a Scenic Ridge layout instead. It contains cleanly laid trackwork along with regular scenery items such as trees, water and buildings. The long version of the shot shows more of an end to end view and captures majority of the major elements of the layout.

4. Figure Eight 2’x4′ Layout

n scale layout figure 8 and 2x4 dimensions

Figure eight track plan layout is 2’x’4 dimensions and is using Atlas flex track. The flex track is surrounded by ballast as substrate to give it an authentication look. This n scale layout also has a tunnel that cuts right through a mountain, which allows trains to pass through it.

5. Hollow Core Door Layout

hollow core door n scale layout

The layout was built using a hollow core door that contains 1″ insulation foam. The mountains are also created using left over foam. The locomotives that run on the layout were part of a starter kit that also included Kato track and diesel style locomotives.

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