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N scale Danforth, Hadley & Northern RR

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Name: Danforth, Hadley & Northern RR
Layout owner: Ken Chick
Scale: N (1:160)
Size: 38 x 52 feet
Prototype: freelanced, based on Northern Pacific
Locale: Central Montana
Era: 1954
Style: walkaround
Mainline run: 400 feet
Minimum radius: 24" (main), 20" (branch)
Minimum turnout: no. 5 (main), no. 4 (industrial spurs)
Maximum grade: 1.5 percent (main), 2.25 percent (branch), 3 percent (logging)
Benchwork: L-girder, with plywood and spline subroadbed
Height: 52" to 62"
Roadbed: cork on 1⁄2" Homasote
Track: code 55 (main) and code 40 (logging line) flextrack, with hand-built turnouts and crossings
Scenery: extruded-foam insulation board and Bragdon Enterprises Geodesic Scenery
Backdrop: painted on walls and aluminum sheet

Control: NCE DCC

This track plan originally appeared in Great Model Railroads 2018. Click on the link below to download a PDF copy of this track plan.

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