Updated 9-22-2019                                                     @Copyright  Birmingham Southern Model Railroad

Track Plan

 

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. 240’ 

 

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:  83 -  #4 in yards/sidings - 6 are powered

                   58 -  #6 on mainline/yards - 52 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

                            phones

 

Scenery: About 99% complete on the upper level - only a                    few small details left to do. Lower level                                    represents "off site" locations and will                                    probably never have scenery.