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Home Compact HO Track Plan feat. Figure “8”

Nice HO scale track plan with main line in oval, passing through small station, then turning counterclockwise next to the yard, going over the bridge and then around the residential area and finally grading into figure “8” in the center.


Scale & Size
Scale: HO (1/87)
Size: Small
Dimen­sions: 244cm x 122cm; 96" x 48"; 8′ x 4′
Area: 2.98m2; 3.56yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: III, IV, V / Modern
Theme: Fictional
Scene: Suburban/Town, Plain
Tracks & Route
Trackage: Frateschi HO
Type: Closed Route
Line: Mixed (Single + Double), with Branch(es)
Min. radius: 418mm; 16.5" (R2)
Max. grade: 3.1%
Turnout angles: 20°
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: DC or DCC


The track plan is suitable for simultaneous running of two trains – one in the outer oval and one more in the figure “8” in the middle area. As currently designed, the plan has only one entry/exit point from the outer line to the inner figure “8”, but can be easily modified in two ways, for two different solutions:

Solution 1 - adding of 2 more crossovers (4 turnouts), placed in the station area in order to allow one more exit/entry route between the two lines.

Solution 2 - adding of just one crossover (2 turnouts), placed in the upper left area in order to allow one more transition between the two lines.

More info about this track plan and more layout designs and projects, created with SCARM can be found in Layout e Traçados section at forum (in Portugal language).

Project: Layout   
Author: Rafael Colth   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 24 Mar 2017
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