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Mark Carlson’s HO scale Baraboo Subdivision layout

By | September 16, 2022

The third time is the charm for this HO scale C&NW layout

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Mark Carlson's HO scale Baraboo Subdivision layout

Facts & features

Name: The Baraboo Subdivision
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 10 x 24 feet
Prototype: Chicago & North Western Ry., Madison Division
Locale: Baraboo, Wis.
Era: variable, from 1956 to 1995
Style: around the walls
Mainline run: 38 feet
Minimum radius: 30″
Minimum turnout: no. 6
Maximum grade: flat
Benchwork: 1 x 4 open grid
Height: 46″
Roadbed: cork on Homasote and 1/2″ plywood
Track: Atlas and Micro Engineering code 83 flextrack
Scenery: extruded-foam insulation board
Backdrop: painted drywall and 1/8″ tempered hardboard with digital images
Control: Digitrax DCC

Mark Carlson's HO scale Baraboo Subdivision layout
Mark Carlson’s HO scale Baraboo Subdivision layout.
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