Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

HO scale New England, Berkshire & Western RR

Check out this track plan from the November 2015 Model Railroader

HOscalenewenglandberkshirewestern
Name: New England, Berkshire & Western RR
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 33 x 124 feet
Prototype: freelanced, inspired by Delaware & Hudson and Rutland
Locale: upstate New York and western Vermont
Era: 1950
Style: linear walkaround
Benchwork: L-girder
Height: 51" to 59"
Roadbed: 1⁄2" Homasote with molded wood putty shoulders on 3⁄4" plywood
Track: handlaid except staging yards, codes 83 (main), 70 and 55 (yards and spurs)
Mainline run: approx. 400 feet
Minimum radius: 48" (main line)
Minimum turnout: no. 5 (spurs)
Maximum grade: 1.25 percent
Scenery: plaster hardshell and extruded-foam insulation board
Backdrop: 1⁄8" tempered hardboard glued and screwed to lath strips on 2 x 4 posts

Control: NCE Digital Command Control

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

Downloadable File(s)

Join the discussion

Read and share your comments on this article
Comment on this article
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of ModelRailroader.com are allowed to comment on this article. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
0 comments
Layout Projects

Layout Projects

Tips and techniques for any layout

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Model Railroader magazine. Please view our privacy policy