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Rick Stern's HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe

Check out this track plan from the December 2015 Model Railroader
HOscaleRickSternsSantaFe
Name: Santa Fe
Scale: HO
Size: 30 x 48 feet
Prototype: freelanced, inspired by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Locale: Southern California
Era: early 1950s
Style: walk-in
Mainline run: 360 feet
Minimum radius: 34" (main), 26" (branch)
Minimum turnout: no. 6 (main), no. 5 (secondary), no. 4 (branch)
Maximum grade: 4 percent
Benchwork: open frame and L girder
Height: 42" to 60"
Roadbed: mostly Homasote
Track: code 70 and code 83 flextrack, with some handlaid turnouts
Scenery: zip-textured hardshell, plus other materials
Backdrop: painted on tempered hardboard

Control: Digitrax Digital Command Control

This track plan originally appeared in the December 2015 Model Railroader. Click on the link below to download a PDF copy of this track plan. 

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