• Stephen Strum

15" x 20" N Scale Micro Layout

Updated: Oct 27

A very tiny 15"x20" layout built almost entirely of foam featuring a mining scene and bridge.



This very small N Scale layout was built in late 2014 and early 2015 with the idea that it might sit on the corner of a desk. The layout was built out of foam insulation board, with a layer of plaster painted on and carved into rocks. The layout measures about 15" x 20".

Kato Unitrack was used on the layout, though the curves are a tight 6" radius. This still allows for some small trains to run on the layout, but larger rolling stock such as modern 60-foot cars and longer engines will of course not be able to reliably negotiate the tight curves.


Power is supplied by a 9V AC-DC power adapter, and trains are simply controlled by a toggle switch on the front of the layout allowing for forward and reverse operations, with a center off position. This allows for directional control, but no speed control when operating the tiny layout.


The mine on the layout is a kitbashed Walthers Glacier Gravel Kit.

You can see more images of the layout below with a video available at the bottom of the page.



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