How To Track Plan Database The Soo Line Central layout in HO scale

The Soo Line Central layout in HO scale

By Mitch Horner | November 17, 2023

This layout features structures from across the globe, but is set in Chicago

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Facts & features

Name: Soo Line Central
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 8 x 20 feet
Prototype: Soo Line, Wisconsin Central, and Canadian National
Locale: Chicago
Era: 1980 to present
Style: island
Mainline run: 98 feet (double tracked)
Minimum radius: 24″
Minimum turnout: Atlas No. 8
Maximum grade: flat
Benchwork: open grid
Height: 38″
Roadbed: cork
Track: Atlas code 83  extrack
Scenery: extruded-foam insulation board
Backdrop: none
Control: NCE ProCab DCC

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