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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 13:36:00 ADT.)

HOn3 SCALE: Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

This is a design I did back in May of 2017 based on the 36"-gauge Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR running about 23 miles north from Colfax to Nevada City. I found an insurance evaluation map of Nevada City online, and first wanted to do only a "one station" layout based on just that location. With the help of another member of the Railroad Line Forum, I was able to expand the design to include a good rendition of Grass Valley as well. While I took a few liberties with the design, overall I think it is a good representation of both locations. There are a few turnouts in Grass Valley that must be hand laid to fit the curving main line, but the rest are #6s. There is also a 4-track staging yard loop that will store the 3-4 mixed trains needed per day.

Track Plan:

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TAGS: Type: Based on Actual Location(s), Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Theme: Narrow Gauge Railway, Staging Options: Staging Yards, USA (States): Nevada, American Railways: Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR


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