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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:53:52 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Pennsylvania Shortline Terminal

This design request came from a member of a Facebook group that I belong to, that wanted to expand his current 15" x 48" micro by another 48". This all ready built micro, depicted the terminus of a tiny Pennsylvania shortline. The railroad connects this currently unnamed small agricultural town with a Reading or Pennsy secondary line. Motive power is provided by a Plymouth ML-8 gas mechanical locomotive.

The first step of the process was duplicating all the structures in 3D that the layout owner had built for his micro, just to be certain everything was going to fit as planned. We ended up moving the produce company (it was replaced it with a small station), and the team track to the new addition. New structures include a freight house, and oil depot, and a cannery, along with some more scenic possibilities.

Track Plan:

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Overall view of the layout:

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3D screen captures from the layout:

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TAGS: Theme: End of Line Station, Layout Size: Mini Layouts, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (States): Pennsylvania

User Comments:

Posted by Robert Mountenay on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:43:46 AM.

Note that the 3 turnouts on the right end of the plan are Peco #4 wyes. All others are #5.

Posted by Robert Chant on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:53:52 AM.

Thanks Robert ... I should have put that in the notes to this plan ... I will add that when I get a chance.

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