How To Track Plan Database The Norfolk & Western layout in HO scale

The Norfolk & Western layout in HO scale

By Mitch Horner | June 5, 2023

This 12 x 25 foot layout is set in Virginia and West Virginia in the 1950s

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Facts & features

Name: Norfolk & Western
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 12 x 25 feet
Prototype: Norfolk & Western with Baltimore & Ohio and Chesapeake & Ohio
Locale: Virginia and West Virginia
Era: 1950s
Style: Around-the-walls
Mainline run: 240 feet
Minimum radius: 22″
Minimum turnout: No. 4
Maximum grade: 4%
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 38″ to 66″
Roadbed: cork
Track: Atlas code 100 flextrack
Scenery: Plaster-impregnated paper towels over cardboard
Backdrop: Hand-painted
Control: NCE Digital Command Control
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