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HO scale Frisco Lines

By | April 21, 2020

Track plan for a gigantic layout with lots of curves, long main lines, and a helix!

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One of two pages showing a complicated large room track plan.

Layout at a glanceOne of two pages showing a complicated large room track plan.
Name: Frisco Lines
Layout owner: John Peluso
Scale: HO scale (1:87.1)
Size: 16 x 30 feet
Prototype: St. Louis-San Francisco Ry. (Frisco)
Locale: St. Louis to Springfield, Mo.
Era: late 1950s to late 1960s
Style: double-deck walk-in
Mainline run: 400 feet
Minimum radius: 30″ (main), 26″ (staging)
Minimum turnout: no. 8 (main), no. 6 (secondary tracks)
Maximum grade: 1.7 percent
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 43″ to 48″ (lower deck), 62″ to 68″ (upper deck)
Roadbed: cork on 3⁄4″ plywood
Track: Atlas and Micro Engineering code 83 flextrack
Scenery: cardboard grid covered with plaster gauze and drywall mud
Backdrop: photo and paint
Control: CVP Easy DCC

This track plan originally appeared in the June 2020 issue of Model Railroader. See a PDF version of this by clicking here.

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