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Lou Sassi’s HO scale Moving Coal on the C&O layout

By | February 18, 2022

This freelanced HO scale layout captures the essence of Appalachian railroading in the 1960s

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An illustration of Lou Sassi’s HO scale Moving Coal on the C&O layout.

 

Facts & features

Name: C&O Monroe Division
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 21 x 23 feet
Prototype: C&O, Chessie System
Locale: Appalachia
Era: late 1960s-early ’70s
Style: walk-in
Mainline run: 150 feet
Minimum radius: 30″ (main), 24″ (other tracks)
Minimum turnout: no. 6 (main), no. 4 (other tracks)
Maximum grade: 2.5 percent
Benchwork: L-girder
Height: 38″ to 52″
Roadbed: cork
Track: Atlas code 100 flextrack
Scenery: plaster gauze over cardboard webbing or foam board
Backdrop: painted tempered hardboard
Control: MRC Prodigy Digital Command Control

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