How To Track Plan Database Bob Cochran’s HO scale Vermont Rail System layout

Bob Cochran’s HO scale Vermont Rail System layout

By Mitch Horner | November 25, 2022

Bob Cochran's HO scale layout is based on the Vermont railroad of his childhood

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Facts & features

Name: Vermont Rail System
Scale: HO (1:87) in standard, narrow (3-foot), and dual gauges
Size: 22’-103⁄4” x 25’-7”
Prototypes:  Vermont Rail System, Rutland Railroad
Locale: Vermont
Era: 1960s to present
Style: Walk-in
Mainline run: 96 feet point-to-point, 106 feet loop
Minimum radius: 24”
Minimum turnout: no. 4 (yards), no. 6 (main)
Maximum grade: 2 percent
Benchwork: L-girder with risers and open-grid
Height: 47” to 55”
Roadbed:Homasote and Woodland Scenics Foam-Bed
Track: Atlas Code 83 flextrack with Atlas and Walthers turnouts
Scenery: Cardboard web and foam board covered with plaster cloth
Backdrop: Photos printed on cardstock
Control: NCE Power Pro DCC

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An image of the Vermont rail trackplan
The HO scale Vermont Rail System.
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