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Single main line in oval with small train station and depot. The layout allows running of short passenger and freight trains and also shunting and meeting at the station.


Scale & Size
Scale: HO (1/87)
Size: Medium
Dimen­sions: 367cm x 150cm; 144" x 59"; 12′ x 4.9′
Area: 5.51m2; 6.58yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: III, IV, V / Transition, Modern
Season: Spring/Summer
Theme: Fictional
Location: Europe
Scene: Country/Village, Plain
Tracks & Route
Trackage: PIKO A tracks
Type: Closed Route
Line: Single
Min. radius: 484mm; 19" (R3)
Turnout angles: 15°
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: By your choice
Turnouts: By your choice
Uncoupling: Manual


The layout features single main line in oval with 3-tracks train station with depot and additional two dead-end tracks. The scenery consists of a hill in the upper left part where the line goes below it in a tunnel, a lake in the lower left part and a road that passes horizontally with a fork to the station and a fresh green meadow in the center. The track plan is relatively large and needs to be accessible from all sides (at least while building). It can be split into four rectangular modules for easy build and transportation (if needed). The power supply can be either DC (analog) or DCC (digital) and depends on your choice. The points in the station can be toggled remote (with sub-board servos) or manually switched as uncoupling of the railcars. The main station track (at the station side) is 1650mm (65") long, while the others two are 1250mm (49") between the semaphores.


a) You can add another station (or just train stop) in the upper part of the plan.

b) You can extend the tunnel in the upper part and make it with 2 tracks inside to allow invisible switching of the trains there.

c) You can add some branch with industry in the upper part of the plan.

Project: Layout   
Author: Milen Peev aka Mixy   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 19 Oct 2013
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