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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 6:53:01 AST.)

HO SCALE: Pembroke & Western RR

This is based on a design that I did for a friend back in 2009. I had to reconfigure the plan to fit a 10'-6" x 12'-6" room, but it is very close to the original. The owner wanted a point-to-point mainline with some staging, a good variety of online industries, and space for a large coal mine. He wanted to use Atlas sectional track with a 22" curves, and #4 turnouts, and I also had to use a 30° crossing.

Even with the limits of Atlas sectional track, it really wasn't much problem getting all that in. The final design has a good selection of industries, and I gave my suggestions for some of them. While the mine is large, I think the coal traffic will have to be down played a bit since there is really not enough staging for a lot of coal trains. Of course this could be corrected if there was more room for staging.

Track Plan:

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TAGS: Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Layout Size: Small Layouts, Staging Options: Staging Yards

User Comments:

Posted by Dan Parent on Monday, December 02, 2019 at 10:31:57 PM.

Love this design Rob. Wonder what other industry types would work if I decided to build this without the coal theme? Also would love to see some 3d renders.

Posted by Robert Chant on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 6:53:01 AM.

Hi Dan, just pick a medium size industry from the locale/area you plan to model, there should be enough room at the mine site for almost anything you choose. As for 3D renderings, this was done back in 2009 and I wasn't doing a lot of 3D work back then, so the layout was never done in 3D.

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