How To Track Plan Database The O scale Pennsylvania RR, Central Region layout

The O scale Pennsylvania RR, Central Region layout

By Mitch Horner | January 16, 2024

This O scale layout takes inspiration from the Pennsylvania Railroad circa 1952

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Facts & features

Name: Pennsylvania RR, Central Region
Scale: O (1:48)
Size: 43 x 60 feet
Prototype: Pennsylvania RR
Locale: central Pennsylvania
Era: 1952
Style: around-the-walls
Mainline run: 355 feet
Minimum radius: 60″ (main), 50″ (branch)
Minimum turnout: No. 8 (main), No. 5 (secondary)
Maximum grade: 2.2% (main), 3.5% (branch)
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 47″ to 76″
Roadbed: Homasote
Track: code 148 and 125 flextrack
Scenery: plaster cloth and red rosin paper over cardboard lattice
Backdrop: styrene-covered masonite framed by 1 x 2 stud wall
Control: NCE DCC

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