Shoebox Madness

By Carl Arendt

Bart Bakker Photo

It all started with a very small layout idea — Carl’s Imports. It’s a micro layout designed to fit in a shoebox. Using an intercontinental research project (above) the optimum sized shoebox (male variety) was determined to be 13x7x5 inches (33x18x12 cm). I designed Carl’s Imports to fit such a box:
carlsketch1Well, imagine my surprise when people began actually making layouts in shoeboxes! And believe it or not, there are a LOT of them! Here is a status report of Shoebox Madness at the end of the year 2003. And stay tuned — it’s growing! Meantime, click on your choice of Shoeboxian topics below.