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HO scale East Bluff Terminal RR

Download this track plan from the May 2020 issue of Model Railroader magazine
HOscaleEastBluffTerminalsRR
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The layout at a glance
Name: East Bluff Terminal RR
Layout owner: Joe Visintine
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 14'-6" x 42'-6" plus 1'-5" x 32'-0" staging yard
Prototype: freelance
Locale: along the Mississippi River bluffs south of East St. Louis, Ill.
Era: 1971
Style: along the walls
Mainline run: 110 feet
Minimum radius: 34"
Minimum turnout: no. 6 (main), no. 4 (staging)
Maximum grade: 2 percent
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 52" to 56"
Roadbed: cork over plywood
Track: Micro Engineering code 83 (visible), Atlas code 100 with Peco turnouts (staging)
Scenery: extruded-foam insulation board, cardboard lattice with plaster cloth, ceiling tiles, and Sculptamold
Backdrop: painted on tempered hardboard and drywall

Control: NCE Digital Command Control with wireless throttles

The original track plan appeared in the May 2020 issue of Model Railroader. Click on the image or the link below to download the track plan.

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