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HO scale East Bluff Terminal RR

Download this track plan from the May 2020 issue of Model Railroader magazine
RELATED TOPICS: HO SCALE

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


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