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HO scale Boston & Maine RR

Download this track plan from the May 2020 issue of Model Railroader
RELATED TOPICS: HO SCALE | WALK-IN | 301-600 SQ. FT.

Layout at a glance

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

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