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David Arrell’s HO scale Street Life & Streetcars layout

By | January 21, 2022

This HO-scale traction layout re-creates the feel of visiting the big city as a child

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Track plan of David Arrell's HO scale model railroad

Track plan of David Arrell's HO scale model railroad

Facts & features

Name: Street Life & Streetcars
Scale: HO
Size: 2 x 6 feet
Prototype: Homage to streetcar service in and around Philadelphia
Locale: Philadelphia and suburbs
Era: Late 1950s
Style: island
Mainline run: approximately 16 feet
Minimum radius: 6 1⁄4″
Minimum turnout: none
Maximum grade: none
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 48″
Roadbed: Homabed/cork
Track: Atlas code 100 flextrack
Scenery: water putty on plywood, patching plaster on foam
Backdrop: photo backdrops from Realistic Backgrounds mounted on tempered hardboard
Control: direct current with powered overhead wire

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