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The T&SF railroad
Green and gold diamond shaped T&SF herald

The N-Scale T&SF Layout

Map of the Tuolumne & Sierra Foothill Railroad

Scale N (1:160)
Layout size 30" x 19' with 30" x 8' extension (12" grid shown on track plan)
Benchwork L girder over existing base cabinets
Track Peco code 80 with insulfrog turnouts over Woodland Scenics foam roadbed and 1/2" plywood subroadbed
Layout height 45" to 57"
Minimum radius 12" on SP main, 9" on T&SF
Maximum grade 2.5% on SP main, 3.5% on T&SF
Control Digitrax DCC Empire Builder
Mainline length 80' on SP, 82' on T&SF
Era Early Fall, around 1910
Scenery construction Hardshell (Woodland Scenics Plaster Cloth) over cardboard webbing and rigid insulation. Rocks are cast in molds, placed while wet and later painted with acrylics. Trees are a mixture of dried plant armitures with Woodland Scenics foliage and tall pines of rope fiber twisted in wire trunks, spray painted and flocked. Structures are mostly kitbashed from a variety of sources with several scratchbuilt.

American 4-4-0 Steam engine

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