The Railroad

March 2016 Layout Plan

In 2016 I started building an as-yet-unnamed model railroad.

  • Era: Transition Era (1940’s-1950’s)
  • Locale: Appalachian foothills
  • Size: 28’ x 13’
  • Track plan: Point-to-point with return loops.
  • Scale: O
  • Minimum radius: 36” (O72)
  • Maximum grade: 3%, 10” elevation change
  • Track/Turnouts: 3-rail. Gargraves flex/Ross. Some Atlas O from layouts past.
  • Control: Lionel Legacy

In the plan above, dark lines are track; blue lines were planned backdrop. The mainline is fairly accurate, but the spurs and sidings are purely illustrative of what could be built.

Blog Posts About The Railroad

The Railroad: January 2017 Update 15 Jan 2017
The Railroad: December 2016 Update 14 Dec 2016
The Railroad: Planning 11 Aug 2016