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HO scale Great Lakes & Western

Check out this track plan from the September 2015 Model Railroader
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Name: Great Lakes & Western
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 37 x 48 feet
Theme: freelanced Class 1 with standard gauge logging and narrow gauge branch lines
Locale: Midwest to Western United States
Era: 1940s to present day (depends on operating session)
Style: walk-in
Mainline run: approx. 800 feet Minimum radius: 30" (main line), 26" (narrow gauge), 24" (logging)
Maximum grade: 2 percent (main line), 4 percent (narrow gauge), 6 percent (logging)
Benchwork: L-girder
Height: 38" to 68"
Roadbed: Tru-Scale milled wood over spline, plywood for yards
Track: code 83 flextrack (standard gauge), code 70 flextrack (narrow gauge)
Scenery: plaster over chicken wire and extruded-foam insulation board
Backdrop: painted drywall and tempered hardboard

Control: Digitrax wireless Digital Command Control

The track plan initially appeared in the September 2015 issue of Model Railroader. Click on the link below to download a PDF copy of this track plan. 

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