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HO scale Western Maryland Ry., East Division

By | February 18, 2021

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Name: Western Maryland Ry., East Division
Scale:
HO (1:87.1)
Size: 26′-6″ x 30′-0″
Prototype: Western Maryland
Locale: Baltimore, central Maryland, and south central Pennsylvania
Era: late spring/summer 1965-1973
Style: around-the-walls shelf with peninsula, four helixes
Mainline run: 342 feet (including mainline helixes, excluding staging and staging helixes)
Minimum radius: 22″ (main), 18″ (staging)
Minimum turnout: no. 6 (main), no. 4 (Walbrook Junction)
Maximum grade: 2.9 percent (helixes), 2.5 percent (visible)
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 341⁄8″ to 641⁄4″
Roadbed: cork on 1⁄2″ foam board and 1⁄2″ plywood
Track: Atlas code 83 flextrack
Scenery: foam board
Backdrop: painted 1⁄8″ tempered hardboard
Control: Digitrax Digital Command Control

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