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heckersid

New Member
N Scale - Is it better to draw up specific layout plans or start small and build as you go along. Sounds more precice to draw up plans but more fun to work out the layout as you go along. ???
 

UPBigBoy

J&A Paint Shops
People do it both ways but as a general rule you would be better off with some type of plan . In a lot of cases it's used as a guide line but it still gives you a good idea of what you are aiming for. Even with a plan things do change or you find that it either doesn't fit or look correct and this is where you change it to fit/correct the problem but over all a plan is the best way to go.

Just my opinion and yes I have done it both ways.

Jim
 

Burlington Bob

Well-Known Member
I would do it prototypically.......................the real railroads didn't lay track without a map and it would probably turn out better for you if you used one too.
 




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