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Robert McLaughlin’s N scale Sierra Northern layout

By | June 14, 2022

This layout is built on a hollow-core door

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Sierra Northern track plan

Facts & features

Name: Sierra Northern
Scale: N (1:160)
Size: 3′-0″ x 7′-6″
Prototype: Northern Pacific, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific
Locale: Western mountain railroad
Era: 1949
Style: island
Mainline run: 18 feet
Minimum radius: 16″
Minimum turnout: no. 4 (main line), no. 6 (branch)
Maximum grade: none
Benchwork: hollow-core door
Height: 42″
Roadbed: cork
Track: Atlas code 55
Scenery: plaster cloth over tape
Backdrop: photographs
Control: Digital Command Control with NCE PowerCab

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Sierra Northern track plan
Robert McLaughlin’s N scale Sierra Northern layout.
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