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HO scale Doswell Junction

By | August 22, 2014

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Name: Doswell Junction
Layout designer: Robert W. Sprague
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Room size: 10 x 13 feet

Chesapeake & Ohio and Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac

Locale: Doswell, Va.
Era: 1979 to 1980
Style: around the walls
Mainline run: 33 feet (RF&P), 38 feet (C&O)
Minimum radius: 24″
Minimum turnout: no. 6
Maximum grade: none

Originally appeared in the October 2014 Model Railroader. Click on the link to download the PDF of this track plan.

4 thoughts on “HO scale Doswell Junction

  1. This layout makes the most of the space by providing a modified prototype junction of a double-track and single track main, two hidden staging yards, and a half dozen industries to be served — one of which is empties in/loads out. My hat's off to Bob Sprague, who accomplishes all this in 10 x 13 feet without making it look cluttered. Great plan!

  2. Building this in N-scale would give one more space to model the industries in less compression. Plus you would be able to squeeze in a few more staging tracks in each yard, better representing the actual traffic on the lines, especially the RF&P line!

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