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Eagle River Lines

By | March 25, 2021

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The layout at a glance

Name: Eagle River Lines
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 17 x 17 feet
Prototype: freelanced
Locale: Detroit area
Era: 1950s
Style: around-the-walls
Mainline run: 55 feet
Minimum radius: 36” (main), 24” (branch)
Minimum turnout: no. 8 (main), no. 6 (spurs and branch)
Maximum grade: 2 percent
Benchwork: sectional
Height: 42”-46”
Roadbed: cork
Track: Atlas code 83 flextrack with Peco turnouts
Scenery: extruded-foam insulation board and “ground goop”
Backdrop: painted on the walls
Control: Digitrax Digital Command Control

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2 thoughts on “Eagle River Lines

  1. I thought this was as close to a perfect layout for me of any I have looked at before. it has almost everything that i have been looking for. I am a newbe and have been interested in a layout for a long time. My retirement is coming up and this would be the perfect project. I would like to connect with Bill Neale if possible. My email is

  2. I would hope someone at Model Railroad takes a look at the PDF for this track plan – it’s either corrupted or simply “wacky”, as the actual layout plan does not meet the borders of the PDF.

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