Monthly Archives: September 2012

Moving to N Scale

After starting out with HO scale, I began to realize how much space it occupied.  August’s issue of “Model Railroader Magazine” had an article on space saving.  Then I discovered that with N scale, I could fit a complete oval of track on a 2′ x 4′ board, rather than 4′ x 8′.  Since space is a premium in our house (I have too much stuff) we made the executive decision to switch to N scale even though I had already made a small investment in HO scale.  All of the HO paraphernalia has been packed up and stored in the basement.  Here is a picture of my first N scale building, and to give you a sense of scale, that is a quarter next to it: