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The HO scale Eastern Loggers exhibition layout

By | October 14, 2022

Standard and narrow gauge logging in the mountains of Pennsylvania

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Drawing of a logging railroad trackplan

Facts & features

Name: The Eastern Loggers
Scale: HO (1:87) in standard, narrow (3-foot), and dual gauges
Size: 10 x 20 feet
Prototypes: Pennsylvania logging railroads
Locale: mountains of Pennsylvania
Era: summer, early 1920s
Style: sectional
Mainline run: 60 feet
Minimum radius: 18″
Minimum turnout: no. 4
Maximum grade: 6 percent
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 46″-52″
Roadbed: 1/4″ Upson board
Track: handlaid, code 70 (standard and dual gauge) and code 55 (narrow gauge)
Scenery: Gypsolite plaster over carved extruded-foam insulation board
Backdrop: 1/8″ tempered hardboard
Control: Digitrax Digital Command Control with wireless throttles

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Drawing of a logging railroad trackplan
The HO scale Eastern Loggers exhibition layout
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