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Z scale Gulf, Illinois & Rocky Mountains RR

Download this track plan from the August 2017 Model Railroader
Click the image to download a copy of the track plan.
Name: Gulf, Illinois & Rocky Mountains RR
Layout owner: John-Baptiste Merillot
Scale: Z (1:220)
Size: 7 x 15 feet
Prototype: none; includes locomotives from Union Pacific, CSX, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, among others
Locale: Northwestern United States
Era: late 1960s to present
Style: walk-in, U-shaped
Mainline run: 95 feet
Total track: 188 feet
Minimum radius: 8"
Maximum radius: 14"
Minimum turnout: no. 5
Maximum grade: 3.8 percent
Benchwork: open grid supported on detachable legs
Roadbed: cork
Track: handlaid using Micro Engineering code 40 rail on wood ties
Height: 39"to 43"
Scenery: plaster strips over wadded newspaper
Backdrop: photos printed on aluminum

Control: Digitrax Digital Command Control

This track plan originally appeared in the August 2017 Model Railroader. Click the link below to download a PDF of the track plan. 

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