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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:13:00 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Hillcrest Industrial District (ISL)

This HO-scale design was done for a client back in January 2000. The owner wanted a modern switching layout with the potential to be incorporated it in a bigger layout someday. Like me, he preferred a minimum of track with a few big industries, and lots of room for scenery. He was also looking for a modern industrial park feel for the stand alone layout.

Since I had to allow for expansion, I went with 30-inch radius curves, and #6 turnouts on the "mainline," and also added a hint of a more urban setting. Although track was kept to a minimum, there is still lots of opportunity for switching which can be accomplished without the need for any extra staging tracks, or add-ons. If additional staging is required, the mainline line leads off the layout to the right.

Track Plan:

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Overall views of the layout:

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3D screen captures from the layout:

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TAGS: Layout Size: Compact Layouts, Theme: Industrial Park / District, Theme: Single Station / Town, Theme: Switching Operations

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