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HO scale Boston & Maine RR

Download this track plan from the May 2020 issue of Model Railroader
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Name: Boston & Maine
Layout owner: Thomas Oxnard
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 18 x 28 feet
Prototype: freelanced, inspired by the Boston & Maine
Locale: Boston, Seacoast region of New Hampshire into the mountains
Era: 1953
Style: walk-in
Mainline run: 194 feet
Minimum radius: 20"
Minimum turnout: no. 6
Maximum grade: 3 percent
Benchwork: L-girder and open-grid, freestanding on 2 x 2 legs; tabletop for yard and city areas
Height: 42"to 48"
Roadbed: Homabed and cork
Track: code 83 and 100 flextrack and handlaid
Scenery: carved extruded-foam insulation board
Backdrop: photos on 1⁄8" tempered hardboard or .040" styrene sheet

Control: Digitrax Digital Command Control with duplex radio wireless throttles

This layout originally appeared in the May 2020 issue of Model Railroader magazine. Click on the link below to download the track plan.

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