Construction began on February 15th, 2010 with the purchase of a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood that I laid on my basement floor. Using paper track templates from Atlas, I traced out my planned track layout to ensure a good fit. I then quickly got to work building my benchwork table and my layout. 

Paper Atlas track template pieces outlining a track design on a 4 x 8 foot sheet of plywood laying on a concrete floor

Three years later in February 2013, my layout was finally completed. Looking back, I never imagined it would turn out the way it did, especially for my very first attempt at a model railroad layout. The skills and knowledge that I gained through the construction process are invaluable and I look forward to growing upon and applying these skills on future projects. 

A completed 4 x 8 HO scale model railroad layout set in a mountain forest scene with a control panel


To see th
e complete construction process of my layout from start to finish, start with my first blog post here or use the blog archive menu. 

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