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Home Lionel 8x4 Fastrack Plan #3

Simple and easy to build 8x4 layout #3 in O-gauge, designed with Lionel Fastrack pieces. The track plan features oval main line with small station in front and two reverse loops, crossing in the center and forming the figure "8".


Scale & Size
Scale: O (1/48)
Size: Small
Dimen­sions: 244cm x 122cm; 96" x 48"; 8′ x 4′
Area: 2.97m2; 3.55yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: III, IV, V / Transition, Modern
Season: Spring/Summer
Theme: Fictional
Scene: Country/Village, Plain
Tracks & Route
Trackage: Lionel O Fastrack
Type: Closed Route
Line: Single, 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


The proposed design features a single line in compact oval for running of short passenger and freight trains. It is planned for a standard DC operation, but may be used also with DCC equipment. There are 8 turnouts total - six of them are at the station (in front) and can be manually operated, while the other two (on the opposite side) are too far and should be remotely operated. The station in the plan is only marked by a rough building, so any ready or custom-made building may be used and also its location can be changed, depending on the layout's owner wish.


A typical operation may be running of one or two trains (one at a time). The running train may go on the oval, or may be running through the figure “8”, while the other is waiting in the station. When the first train stops, the other train may do 1-2 loops and then switch the direction in one of the reverse loops.

Project: Layout   
Author: Milen Peev aka Mixy   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 31 Jul 2022
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