Thursday, October 10, 2013

Layout at a Glance

Prototype: Connecticut Valley Branch of the New York New Haven & Hartford
Locale: Hartford, CT to Old Saybrook CT
Period: October, 1947
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Layout Size (roughly): 13x19 (1st room), 14x18 (2nd room)
Style: Walk-in
Benchwork: Traditional L-girder
Roadbed: Cork
Track: MicoEngineering Code 70 w/#6 turnouts
Mainline Run (approx.): 70' (Wethersfield to Middletown), 25' ("Airline" branch), 65' (East Haddam to Old Saybrook - proposed)
Maximum Grade: 2% (East Haddam to Middletown)
Minimum Radius: 24"
Power & Control: NCE DCC, manual point-thrown turnouts with Tam Valley Depot Frog Juicers
Backdrop: Masonite with vinyl coved corners
Scenery: Cardboard lattice, plaster cloth

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