South Oakland County Model Railroad Club
Our Layout at a Glance

Quick Facts

Name: Grand Trunk Western, South Oakland Division
Theme: Semi-Prototypical based on the Holly Subdivision of the GTW
Scale: HO
Size: 30 x 50 feet
Locale: Southeastern Michigan
Period: Mid 1950's to mid-1970's
Layout Style: Double deck, point to point
Layout Height: Upper level - 62" to 65"; lower level - 42" to 46"
Minimum aisle width: 4 feet
Benchwork: Steel - 1" square tube
Roadbed: Cork (on 2" foam sub-roadbed)
Track: Mainline: Tillig Code 83; Yards: Peco Code 75
Length of mainline run:  700 feet
Minimum curve radius:  36"
Maximum grade: 1.0% (1.65% in helix)
Scenery construction: Foam
Backdrop construction: Masonite and drywall
Control:   DCC - Digitrax radio control
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