Jim’s Pizza Box N Scale Layout

I have started two “Pizza Box” modules to make an N Scale 3×6 layout. Our local NMRA Division started a Pizza Box Model Railroad Club for kids. It began as an idea to make 2×2 foot modules with a simple circle of track to get kids (and their parents) involved in doing scenery on a small model railroad. In January I will be working on my layout and helping the kids with theirs at the club’s monthly meeting.

The summer of 2018 the National N Scale Convention will be in Salt Lake City and the Club has been invited to display the Pizza Box layouts. Well, if I were doing one, of course I couldn’t just do a simple circle of track 🙂 I decided to make an “extra large” Pizza Box – 3×3 foot… two of them. That gives me a 3×6 layout which is doable as a small N Scale layout, more than a simple circle of track. It also happens to be the minimum square footage for the AP Scenery Certificate in N Scale. The biggest hurtle is I now have to build 10+ turnouts! I have always wanted a small N Scale layout so this is a fun “diversion” from my normal modeling. Of course, if I’m doing N Scale, I have to also do Nn3! I have a narrow gauge Shay that I’m looking forward to building and may even enter into the contest.

As of right now, below is the track plan I am planning. I have one change in mind but am still thinking about it. I will be making more pages showing the construction so stay tuned and check back for updates!