How To Track Plan Database The Pacific Railway & Navigation Co. layout

The Pacific Railway & Navigation Co. layout

By Mitch Horner | January 17, 2024

This layout is based on the Pacific Northwest in the mid-1950s

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Facts & features

Name: Pacific Railway & Navigation Co.
Scale: Proto:48 (O fine scale)
Size: 4 x 38 feet (Palouse), 40 x 60 feet (entire layout)
Prototype: Great Northern; Northern Pacific; PR&N; and Spokane, Portland & Seattle (elsewhere on layout)
Era: mid-1950s
Locale: Pacific Northwest
Style: walk-in multi-deck
Mainline run: approx. 1,200 feet
Minimum radius: 84″
Minimum turnout: No. 7 (spurs), No. 8 (main)
Maximum grade: 1.75%
Benchwork: modular
Height: 40″ to 90″
Track: handlaid code 100 and code 125 rail with cast-resin pre-ballasted ties
Backdrop: hand-painted on 1⁄8″ tempered hardboard
Scenery: plaster cloth and Sculptamold
Control: NCE DCC with wireless throttles


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