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Kirk Reddie’s N scale Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound layout

By | September 16, 2022

Modeling a five-railroad, 71⁄2-mile parade ground in N scale

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Kirk Reddie's N scale Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound layout.

Facts & features

Name: Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound
Scale: N (1:160)
Size: 48 x 96 feet
Prototypes: Great Northern; Milwaukee Road; Northern Pacific; Pacific Coast RR; Spokane, Portland & Seattle; Tacoma Belt Line; and Union Pacific
Locale: Pacific Northwest
Era: circa 1950
Style: multi-deck walkaround
Mainline run: approx. 1, 250 feet
Minimum radius: 12 3/8″
Minimum turnout: Kato and Peco medium radius
Maximum grade: 2.2 percent
Benchwork: 3/4″ plywood tabletop
Height: 32 1/2″ (lower level) to 72″ (upper)
Track: Kato Unitrak, Peco and Atlas code 80 flextrack
Scenery: Hydrocal or Sculptamold over expanded-bead foam board
Backdrop: 1/8″ tempered hardboard
Control: presently DC, eventually DC Wi-Fi with Digitrax components

Kirk Reddie's N scale Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound layout.
Kirk Reddie’s N scale Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound layout.

Kirk Reddie's N scale Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound layout.

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