Show us your train room!

Josta Aug 5, 2019

  1. nscalestation

    nscalestation TrainBoard Supporter

    Some really nice setups guys ! After my wife and I bought an RV in 2011 and were parking it in front of our detached garage, we were not parking the cars in it any more. So after I retired in 2013 I created a train room in the back half of it. It is aprox. 21 x 10 feet.

    The construction photos:

    This is the entry door from the garage. Because the garage floor was in such bad shape, I built a raised floor so the room height is 7 feet, 6 inches. Plenty for a shorter guy like me.

    The layout did not start until about a year after the room was finished. During that time I was installing cabinets and finalizing plans for the layout. I decided to go around the walls and keep the center of the room open as I belong to two different modular layouts and this gives me room to set up modules and work on them. Work bench, paint booth, train cabinets, computer, and module storage is under the layout.

    This view looking north from the door:

    This view looking back from the north end of the room:

    I have been working on this layout for over 5 years now starting with the staging yard and slowly working my way around counter clockwise from the door. One of the more unusual features of my train room is that I made a small bump out in one corner for the helix.

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  2. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    Mine is in the living room so will show pics when trains are running.
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    More of a train wreck than this pic shows, but this is the train room.

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  4. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

    That's my little California here in Switzerland. ;-)

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  5. rray

    rray Staff Member

    Mine is a shed in the backyard, 20' x 16', but still needs the insulation finished, sheetrock installed, the mini split heat exchanger installed, and the barn doors replaced with conventional doors. At least it has electricity:


    It has decent space inside, at least for me, being a Z Scale modeler:

    It's just a matter of getting out there to fix it up:
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