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Welcome to Carletta Trains

Please note that this site is very picture oriented and is designed to be viewed on a monitor or laptop


N scale - all 13 NJ Transit passenger cars and 4 locomotives are finished!  Click here to see them.


My mission is to help you learn techniques to accomplish that dream layout you've been wanting and to show you just how much can be done in a small amount of space.

After completing 90% of the work on my Z scale briefcase layout (day and night pictures above) I decided to create a website that featured a how-to section which detailed how I created various parts of the layout along with pictures of my scenes to help give you ideas for your layout.

When I built my layout I went to many different websites to learn processes and went through many images on Google trying to get ideas about what I could incorporate into my layout.  Hopefully this site will help take a big chunk out of all of that searching for you.  Although my how-to videos are about me working in Z scale they are the same processes that I used in my N scale layout and could be used in any other scale as well.


The N scale portion of the site contains many custom trains I've created along with other projects I did on my N scale layout.  It also shows the creation of it and has tips on how to avoid the mistakes I made.


If you have any questions, comments, or you'd like to know how to do something I didn't make a how-to for you can contact me through my "About Me" page with the form at the bottom.



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