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Compact N-scale layout project with long main line allowing continuous run around a city scene and several industries.


Scale & Size
Scale: N (1/160)
Size: Very Small
Dimen­sions: 153cm x 92cm; 60" x 36"; 5′ x 3′
Area: 1.4m2; 1.67yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: IV / Modern
Season: Spring/Summer
Theme: Fictional
Location: Somewhere in United States
Scene: Urban/City, Plain
Tracks & Route
Trackage: Atlas N Code 80
Type: Closed Route
Line: Mixed (Single + Double)
Min. radius: 249mm; 9.8"
Max. grade: 3%
Turnout angles: 15°
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: DCC
Turnouts: Electric
Uncoupling: Manual


Here is what ScrewySqrl says about his layout project:

"This is a 3x5 track plan I have been working on for a while. The idea is for both an interesting continuous running and have available randomized operations as well.

The colors: blue - main line; cyan - main line in tunnel; light blue - runaround track; grey - industries; purple – interchange; yellow – yard.

Grades are a slightly steep 3%, but maximum train length is a road switcher engine (like an Alco RS-series or GE 4-axles) and 7 cars, so it should be easily doable. Main line is an impressive 1.54 scale miles. Minimum radius is 9.75 inches"

More about this project can be found in ScrewySqrl’s topic Opinions on a 3x5 N-scale track on

Project: Track Plan   
Author: ScrewySqrl   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 22 Dec 2019
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