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The Eastport Branch in HO

By | September 20, 2021

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Track plan overview

Track plan overview

Facts & features

Name: The Eastport Branch
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 15 x 20 feet
Prototype: freelanced, representing various New England railroads
Locale: New England
Era: steam-to-diesel transition era to second-generation diesel
Style: around the walls
Mainline run: 70 feet
Minimum radius: 26″
Maximum grade: 2 percent
Benchwork: L-girder on cabinet tops and wall brackets
Height: 47″ to 50″
Roadbed: Homasote
Track: code 83
Scenery: carved foam board, plaster cloth, plaster rock castings
Backdrop: painted on back of rolled flooring material or directly on walls
Control: direct-current cab control

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