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HO scale Norfolk & Western of the 1950s

Download this track plan from the April 2020 Model Railroader
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Name: The Norfolk & Western of the 1950s
Layout owner: Gary Hoover
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 24 x 49 feet
Prototype: Norfolk & Western Ry.
Locale: Virginia and West Virginia
Era: 1954 to 1957
Style: multi-level walk-in
Mainline run: 120 feet
Minimum radius: 30" (N&W), 27" (Virginian Ry.)
Minimum turnout: no.8 (main), no. 6 (yards)
Maximum grade: 3.8 percent
Benchwork: 1 x 4 open grids with 2 x 4 legs, 1 x 4 risers, and 3⁄4" birch plywood subroadbed
Height: 53" (main line), 65" (upper deck)
Roadbed: cork attached to subroadbed with spray adhesive
Track: code 83 flextrack
Scenery: carved extruded-foam insulation board
Backdrop: painted tempered hardboard
Control: Digitrax Chief Digital Command Control

This track plan originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of Model Railroader.

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