This track plan was drawn using 3rd Planit software by my friend and fellow model railroader John Stewart. It was actually drawn after the layout was built. We made careful measurments of the track and turnout locations with regards to shelf edges and walls and John transfered this information to the program.
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Facts & Figures
Scale: HO Era : Modern (2002-2012)
Approx. Size/Shape: 15’ x 30’ around the wall 2' wide shelf with 4' wide center peninsula. About 385 sq ft of layout surface.
Layout Style: Walkaround w/peninsula and lower level reached by two helixes.
Mainline length: Approx. 270’
Yard/spur track length: Approx. 410'
Height (min – max): 34” – 50”
Benchwork: L-girder and open frame
Roadbed: Cork on plywood
Track: Code 100
Radius (min): 30” main, 25” spurs
Turnouts: 76 - #4 in yards/sidings - 3 are powered
61 - #6 on mainline/yards - 55 are powered
8 - medium curved on sidings/mainline -
2 are powered
1 - 3-way in yard - hand thrown
1 - Double Slip - powered
Layout Control: Digitrax DCC, with simplex radio and
JMRI wireless throttle app for smart
Scenery: 100% complete on the upper level (a few small details left to add). Lower level represents "off site" locations and will probably never have scenery.