B&O West End Cumberland Div, WV track plan N

B&O West End Cumberland Div track plan N - upper
  • Size: 26′ x 31′
  • Scale: N
  • Minimum Radius: 21″ 
  • Minimum Aisle Width: 30″
  • Designed by Dan Bourque

B&O LogoThe West End of the Baltimore and Ohio’s Cumberland Division was home to some of the most serious mountain railroading in the U.S. The B&O’s crossing of the Appalachians through West Virginia required four long grades of around 2% or more between Keyser, WV to the east and Grafton, WV to the west including 17-Mile Grade, Cranberry Grade, Cheat River Grade and Newburg Grade. To move the heavy traffic and coal through this corridor required a double-track main and helpers gallore. In the steam era, there were multiple helper bases including Hardman, WV … Read more

CRR CSX Kingsport Sub track plan HO

Track plan CSX Kingsport Sub HO scale
  • Size: 47′ x 51′
  • Scale: HO
  • Minimum Mainline Radius: 30″
  • Minimum Aisle Width: 30″
  • Designed by Dan Bourque

CRR Logo PlainThe north end of the Clinchfield Railroad is an amazing piece of railroad, full of tunnels and spectacular bridges. Besides the scenery, the Clinchfield’s mainline and branches were loaded with coal tipples, and the connection with the C&O at Elkhorn City, KY meant a lot of overhead non-coal traffic. When the CSX was formed in 1986, trains roamed freely past Elkhorn City, and the former C&O yard at Shelby, KY became the new stopping point, but other than that, the character … Read more

INT Dream Layout track plan HO

Track plan Interstate RR HO scale
  • Size: 62′ x 102′
  • Scale: HO
  • Minimum Radius: 30″
  • Minimum Aisle Width: 36″
  • Designed by Dan Bourque

Interstate Logo PlainBefore you say “you’re crazy,” this was just the product which emerged after I asked myself the question “what layout would I build if time and money were no object?”  What I settled on was modeling the entire Interstate RR as close to the prototype and with as little compression as possible.

Before I got started, I layed out some “must haves” and “wants.”  Some of the must haves were 36″ minimum mainline radius curves (30″ branchline), … Read more

CRR North End Extension track plan HO by Bob Helm

Track plan CRR North End Extension HO scale - Main
  • Size: 30′ x 43′
  • Scale: HO
  • Minimum Radius: 30″
  • Minimum Aisle Width: 30″
  • Designed by Bob Helm

CRR Logo PlainBob Helm designed this beautiful double-deck layout which captures every mainline switch from Dante to Elkhorn City on the Clinchfield Railroad. The Railroad begins at Dante, VA with the north half of Dante yard and the engine facilities and travels all the way to Elkhorn City, KY, the CRR’s interchange point with the C&O. The layout includes 6 passing sidings, two major yards, three major coal branches (including the Haysi RR), and more than 20 coal tipples including the huge Moss #1 prep plant.

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