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 Chessie System Pennsylvania Division

Download this track plan from the June 2016 Model Railroader
Name: Chessie System Pennsylvania Division
Layout owner: Doug Gainer
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 16'-0" x 27'-6" (excluding main staging yard)
Prototype: Chessie System
Locales: Pittsburgh, Lake Erie port, West Virginia coalfield
Era: 1972 to 1992
Style: walk-in
Mainline run: 60 feet
Minimum radius: 40"
Minimum turnout: no. 6 (main line), no. 4 (yards and branch line)
Maximum grade: 3 percent
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 50" to 54"
Roadbed: cork and Woodland Scenics Track-Bed foam strips
Track: Atlas and Peco code 100 flextrack
Scenery: extruded-foam insulation board
Control: Digitrax DCC

Already a subscriber? Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on, please log in below.
Comment on this article
Layout Projects

Layout Projects

Tips and techniques for any layout

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