Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Very interesting - I checked the layout plan for the Setagaya layout and it looks exactly like what I want for my future layout!

It has the "Historic Area", transitions and "Big City Area". It even has an awesome subway section below. Just goes to show - you may think you have a new and exciting idea...and you probably did. But, it doesn't mean that someone else hasn't had that same idea already. :) Everyone's take on an idea is different, however, so it's always interesting to see what comes out of an idea when seen through a new vision. 

I love the Setagaya layout. It can be found here:  http://japanese-trains.com/setagaya/

The  website makes me a little crazy, but the layout is fantastic. The layout is based on the Setagaya tram line in Japan. The rich details, multi-levels and someone simple track work makes this the ideal benchmark layout for me. 

Looking at the layout above, I have to smile. It's EXACTLY what I want to do down to the positions and spacing of the sections. It's uncanny. So, not I have something to get both inspiration and knowledge from. 

Sadly, it looks like this layout was dismantled back in 2006. 
Check out some of the section images. 


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