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Home Small HO-scale Layout #4 - Two Ovals

This is a ready-to-build example track plan #4 of a series of several micro sized HO-scale layouts, created with SCARM by Petar Ploskov. All these plans are really "micro" for HO (1:87) scale and are suitable for houses and flats where space is limited.

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Scale & Size
Scale: HO (1/87)
Size: Small
Dimen­sions: 153cm x 105cm; 60" x 41"; 5′ x 3.4′
Area: 1.6m2; 1.92yd2
 
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: By your choice
Season: Spring/Summer
Theme: Fictional
Scene: Plain
 
Tracks & Route
Trackage: PIKO A tracks
Type: Closed Route
Line: Single, with Branch(es)
Min. radius: 360mm; 14.2" (R1)
Turnout angles: 15°
 
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: DC or DCC
Turnouts: Electric
Uncoupling: Electric
 


Description

This layout offers two concentric ovals with one train station, and two-track cargo/storage area. This scheme allows two simultaneously running trains in both ovals. The plan is based on PIKO sectional track pieces, allowing easy assembling and disassembling if there is no option for creating a permanent layout. It allows analog or digital operation of one or two short trains with continuous running or shunting. However, the small size of the layout is not suitable for running of modern long freight and passenger trains with long 4-axle coaches, but even these are able to pass, with a loco and two or three cars.

• Max. train length: 725mm (28.6") / 525mm (20.7") in the cargo/storage branch
• Max. number of trains on the layout: 4 (requiring insulated sections for analog operation)
• Max. simultaneously running trains: 2

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Project: Layout   
Author: Petar Ploskov   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 06 Nov 2013
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