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HO scale Great Northern Ry. Cascade Division

Download this track plan from the June 2020 Model Railroader
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The layout at a glance
Name: Great Northern Cascade Division
Layout owner: Lee Marsh
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 12 x 32 feet
Prototype: Great Northern Ry., Northern Pacific (trackage rights)
Locale: Everett, Wash., and Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains
Era: 1947 to 1951
Style: island
Mainline run: 142 feet
Minimum radius: 24" (helixes)
Minimum turnout: no. 6
Maximum grade: 2.7 percent (helixes)
Benchwork: L girder and open grid, plywood in staging and yard
Height: 51" to 59"
Roadbed: cork and 1⁄2" plywood
Track: Atlas code 83 flextrack
Scenery: plaster hardshell
Backdrop: painted tempered hardboard

Control: Digitrax Digital Command Control


The original track plan appeared in the June 2020 issue of Model Railroader. Click on the link below to download a copy of the track plan.

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