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Ron Papiercavich’s N scale Lehigh Valley layout

By | August 19, 2022

This 16 x 22-foot layout models the last days of hard-coal roads in Pennsylvania

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Facts & features

Name: Lehigh Valley
Scale: N (1:160)
Size: 16′-0″ x 22′-6″
Prototype: Lehigh Valley
Locale: eastern Pennsylvania
Era: 1968 to 1976
Style: walk-in
Mainline run: 90 feet
Minimum radius: 13 3/4″ (industrial track), 19″ (main)
Minimum turnout: no. 5 (yards), no. 7 (main)
Maximum grade: 2 percent
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 49″ to 52″
Roadbed: cork on Homasote
Track: Atlas code 55
Scenery: plaster cloth over cardboard lattice covered with Structo-Lite
Backdrop: tempered hardboard
Control: DC cab control

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Ron Papiercavich’s N scale Lehigh Valley layout.
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