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Interesting O-gauge layout with Lionel Fastracks, featuring two independent lines on two levels. The track plan allows simultaneous running of two trains and has many playing and shunting/switching options.


Scale & Size
Scale: O (1/48)
Size: Medium
Dimen­sions: 305cm x 153cm; 120" x 60"; 10′ x 5′
Area: 4.65m2; 5.56yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: IV, V / Modern
Season: Spring/Summer
Theme: Fictional
Scene: Plain
Tracks & Route
Trackage: Lionel O Fastrack
Type: Closed Route
Line: Double, with Reverse Loop(s)
Min. radius: 457mm; 18" (O-36)
Turnout angles: 33.75° (O-36)
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: DC
Turnouts: Electric
Uncoupling: Manual


Here is how SeattleSUP describes his layout (with some editions and abbreviations):

Since getting into this hobby I've learned a lot and had many, ahem, learning moments. From my original layout I ditched the elevated reversing loop and dropped the elevated track (that is the track, leading to the reverese loop with the green-colored curves below - ed.):

I then made a second reverse loop and connected it to the first reverse loop to create a second independent track (on the upper level - ed.). It's been fun but there have been an issue. The first I discovered when I bought my first big locomotive - a MTH SD45 - is that it's several inches longer than my other locomotives and I discovered a host of clearance problems the hard way! Also the second elevated loop is too short (so only short trains can pass over the small reverse loops on the upper level - ed.).

See more about the designing of this layout in SeattleSUP’s thread 5'x10' FasTrack layout complete (for now!) on OGR forum.

Project: Operational Layout   
Author: SeattleSUP   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 15 Oct 2020
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