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Build The Salt Lake Route

Learn how to build this 4 X 9 N scale modern-era Western layout. 


Download this free 31-page PDF download for an in-depth look at how to build a 4 x 9 N scale modern-era Western layout. This beginner-to-intermediate skill level layout of the Union Pacific Salt Lake Route is broken up into five sections:

  • Part one covers the inspiration behind the layout.
  • Part two gets into how to make portable L-girder benchwork.
  • Part three provides tips and tricks on laying realistic sectional track.
  • Part four guides you through how to wire a small layout for DCC.
  • Part five gives you easy-to-build desert scenery tips for tunnel portals and bridges, rockwork, and disappearing creeks, hills, and shrubs.   

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Layout plans for realistic operation.

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