How To Track Plan Database The Gulf & Pacific Railroad layout in HO scale

The Gulf & Pacific Railroad layout in HO scale

By Mitch Horner | February 8, 2023

The 20 x 24 foot Gulf & Pacific Railroad layout trackplan

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Facts & features

Name: Gulf & Pacific RR
Scale: HO (1:87) and HOn3 (HO scale, 3-foot narrow gauge)
Size: 20 x 24 feet
Prototypes: Freelanced
Locale: Generic
Era: Early 1960s
Style: Shelf
Mainline run: 180 feet
Minimum radius: 30″ (main), 24″ (branch and spurs)
Minimum turnout: No. 6 (main), No. 4 (branch and spurs)
Maximum grade: 2.5%
Benchwork: Open grid
Height: 50″
Roadbed: Cork
Track: Code 83 flextrack (main), code 70 (branch and spurs), code 40 (narrow gauge)
Scenery: Hydrocal hardshell on metal screen
Backdrop: Foamcore
Control: DC cab control with MRC ControlMaster 20 power packs and walkaround throttles

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The Gulf & Pacific Railroad layout
Gulf & Pacific RR
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