Layout Archive

2016-2017

March 2016 Layout Plan

In 2016 and 2017 I built (and struck) my fourth model railroad.

  • Era: Transition Era (1940’s-1950’s)
  • Locale: Appalachian foothills
  • Size: 28’ x 13’
  • Track plan: Point-to-point with return loops.
  • Scale: O
  • Minimum radius: 36” (O72)
  • Maximum grade: 3%, 10” elevation change
  • Track/Turnouts: 3-rail. Gargraves flex/Ross. Some Atlas O from layouts past.
  • Control: Lionel Legacy

In the plan above, dark lines are track; blue lines were planned backdrop. The mainline is fairly accurate, but the spurs and sidings are purely illustrative of what could be built.

Posts About The 2016-2017 Railroad

New Layout, New Scale 29 Mar 2018
October 2017 Update 30 Oct 2017
January 2017 Update 15 Jan 2017
December 2016 Update 14 Dec 2016
Planning 11 Aug 2016

2013

In 2013 I started my second O scale layout and blogged about it a little. It never made it to scenery before I decided to build another railroad in a different room instead.

  • Track plan: One large loop.
  • Scale: O
  • Minimum radius: 26” (O54)
  • Maximum grade: 2%, 2” elevation change
  • Track/Turnouts: 3-rail. Atlas O sectional.
  • Control: Lionel Legacy

Posts About The 2013 Railroad

Progress Update 5 08 Sep 2013
Progress Update 4 28 Jul 2013
Progress Update 3 06 Jul 2013
Paint It Black 01 Jul 2013
Backorder Blues 01 Jul 2013
Backorder Workaround 16 Jun 2013
Progress Update 2 15 Jun 2013
Dealing With Track Noise 10 Jun 2013
Lighting the Layout 09 Jun 2013
Construction Begins 08 Jun 2013