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One large layout in HO scale, designed in SCARM and built by Warren Gamracy. The project contains one long closed route with many tunnels, bridges and branches, representing the time from the steam era around 1890s in the United States.


Scale & Size
Scale: HO (1/87)
Size: Extra Large
Dimen­sions: 475cm x 427cm; 187" x 168"; 15.6′ x 14′
Area: 20.28m2; 24.26yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: I, II / Steam
Season: Spring/Summer
Theme: Fictional
Location: Somewhere in United States
Scene: Hilly, Forest
Tracks & Route
Trackage: Atlas HO
Type: Complex (Closed section with Open parts)
Line: Single, with Branch(es)
Min. radius: 457mm; 18"
Max. grade: 2%
Turnout angles: 12,5°; 9,5° (#4 & #6)
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: DCC (MRC Prodigy)
Turnouts: Electric
Uncoupling: Manual


The layout was build by Warren in approx. 14 months in his home with Atlas HO tracks and turnouts. See one animated layout overview below:

More info, recent pictures (with painted background on the walls) and also a short video from the layout can be seen in the article The Squirrel Creek Layout in HO in SCARM Blog.

Project: Operational Layout   
Author: Warren Gamracy   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 28 Jan 2014
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