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Partially Complete Layouts

Partial builds are extremely popular with my customers because the level of completion can be tailor made to their interests and budget. For many modelers, building structures is their favorite part of the hobby.  One of the more popular options is a  mechanically complete, fully sceniced layout where I leave the structures off so the customer can build them himself. This option is less expensive than a fully complete layout.


Popular options include:

  • Bench work and sub-roadbed only

  • Mechanically complete, “turn key”, layouts with no scenery or structures

  • Sceniced layouts with no structures

Partially Complete Layout Examples

The customer in the above photo wanted a mechanically complete, fully operational, layout with no scenery.
 The railroad in the photo above is a 1950’s Southern Pacific theme.  The white and gray blank areas are pads where the customer will add his own structures.
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