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The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Final

The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Final

We’re happy to officially say “Happy Halloween” with our completed MTL Haunted Hamlet N scale layout and just in time too! This was a fun project and one I’ve been meaning to build for several years now. I’m actually looking forward to Halloween next year so I can go back in and polish up some […]

October 31, 2016 More
The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Part 4

The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Part 4

In this Haunted Hamlet update (as we’re more terrified than ever of our deadline!), we get all our electrical business sorted. As much as I’d like to say I’m an electrical whiz, this was actually my first time tackling LEDs that weren’t plug-and-play, and I found the learning curve a little tricky. Math was never […]

October 27, 2016 More
The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Part 3

The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Part 3

In this installment of the MTL Haunted Hamlet build, we get down to fleshing out the layout, and we begin with the layout base. I wanted to give the layout a good authentic Halloween feel. As we wrote earlier, the base inspiration came from a rustic serving tray with rope handles. I do like to […]

October 24, 2016 More
The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Part 2

The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Part 2

Last time in the Haunted Hamlet build, we got our layout base together and rough arrangement of the buildings in place. This time out, we’re finalizing some of the hamlet’s details. Even on a layout this small, I want to have a sense of a place; roads that come in and out of town, like […]

October 11, 2016 More
The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Part 1

The Haunted Hamlet Layout | Part 1

Welcome to our online build of the N scale Micro-Trains Haunted Hamlet layout, a small but very scary layout! I wanted to build this little layout for some Halloween fun and maybe to get some of you to build a similar layout as a great way to introduce some younger people to the hobby. Kids love […]

October 5, 2016 More

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