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Bill Clancy’s HO scale Rio Grande Pacific layout

By | April 12, 2022

This layout combines operations of many western railroads after a fictional merger in the wake of World War II

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Track plan of Rio Grande layout

Facts & featuresTrack plan of Rio Grande layout

Name: The Rio Grande Pacific RR
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 26′-0″ x 44′-6″
Prototype: Denver & Rio Grande Western; Great Northern; Spokane, Portland & Seattle; Union Pacific; and Western Pacific
Locale: Colorado, Utah, and California
Era: June 1948
Style: walk-in
Mainline run: 544 feet
Minimum radius: 36″
Minimum turnout: no. 5 (industrial spurs), no. 6 (main)
Maximum grade: 2.5 percent
Benchwork: shelf and L-girder
Height: 42″ (lower deck) to 58″ (upper)
Roadbed: cork
Track: Peco code 83
Scenery: extruded-foam insulation board covered with plaster gauze
Backdrop: professionally painted and photo backdrops on tempered hardboard
Control: Digitrax DCC

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