How To Track Plan Database The HO scale Jones Island layout

The HO scale Jones Island layout

By | April 11, 2023

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Facts & features

Name: Jones Island
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 3′-6″ x 13′-10″
Prototype: Port of Milwaukee
Locale: Milwaukee waterfront
Era: Present day
Style: Shelf
Mainline run: None
Minimum radius: 24″
Minimum turnout: No. 6
Maximum grade: None
Benchwork: L-girder
Height: 49″
Roadbed: Cork
Track: Code 83
Scenery: Extruded-foam insulation board, Sculptamold
Backdrop: Photo
Control: NCE Digital Command Control

The HO scale Jones Island layout: A model railroad layout trackplan

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2 thoughts on “The HO scale Jones Island layout

  1. It would be very interesting as a track planning article or MRP, is to compress this down to a 2×8 footprint. Be a neat discussion of what gets removed and what stays and why getting into design philosophy.

  2. I expect that this is the original plan for the site, but if you examine the actual track position in photo 2, page 38, May MR, some switch positions and track lengths appear different. Frequently the case when moving from a proposed drawn plan to the final track placement. Very workable arrangement, though the far left tail of the under-bridge ladder seems quite short. Loco and one car? I expect most switching will be on the right ladder.

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