Operational HO Layout

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A complete, fully operational 7' x 5' Great Northern freight HO scale layout for sale. DC powered. Four mainlines (two of which can also be used as power-off north and south sidings), a double reverse loop, two yards, one additional west siding and a crossover leading to a double track on a trestle across a gorge. All track is ballasted Walters Shinohara code 83 flextrack. Nine turnouts controlled by Tortoise by Circuitron switch machines. One siding and the two yard track turnouts are controlled by manually operated switches.

Solid L-girder benchwork, with a slight elevation rise in the background, is supported by V-bracing on the sides and crossover bracing on the ends. The easily removable legs and bracing are secured with wood bolts and wing nuts.

Two power packs, a MRC model 9500 Tech 3 Power Command for train control and a MRC Rail Power 1400 Tech II for Tortoise and lighting control, are velcroed to a pull-out table top that can be recessed under the benchwork when not in use. The turnout and double reverse direction controls are activated by mini toggle switches, lighted by mini green and red LED lights, on a hand-built panel box attached to the pull-out table top and adjacent to the power packs. Toggle switches for controlling power to the west siding, the north and south sidings, the two yard tracks and a pavilion light are on the facia.

Town (“Sweet Grass”) structures include: two cafes, post office, general store, pavilion on the town green, a church and roads

Rural structures include: GN depot, farmhouse, barn, workshop with fencing, a foot bridge and a road

Trackside structures include: three track maintenance and repair sheds with tools and accessories and a tunnel cut through a mountain

Interior and exterior (lamp posts) fiber optic cable lighting by Dwarvin

Locomotives: MTH Alco FA-1 and FB-1 disel; Walthers EMD F7 A-B disel (the A unit needs electrical repair); Rivarossi 2-8-2 Mikado steam with tender; and a Walthers switcher

Rolling stock: a variety (10) of makes and road names of 40-foot box, hopper, gondola, flat, stock, reefer, coal & ore cars, two cabooses and a CMX Clean Machine track cleaning car.

Thirty-eight books on all aspects of model railroading: layout design, track planning, benchwork, electrical, DCC, scenery, GN history, as well as numerous related how-to articles from Model Railroader magazine.

$2,500.00 (OBO) by cash, PayPal or check. Purchaser must wait for check to clear before pick-up. Delivery is not available. Please contact me to make an appointment to see the layout in Missoula, MT.

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