Silicon Valley Lines: Layout Tour - Gotham Springs

Gotham Springs is the end of the branchline, and is undergoing construction at this time. The area will feature a few industries, a turntable, and a connection to the narrow gauge Gotham Springs and Saint Germain Railway. This little railroad that could stays in the black by moving well-to-do patrons between towns on the SVL and the St. Germain Hotel, a posh spa. It also helps supply lumber to the SVL.

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Layout at a Glance

Size
Double deck, 23'x 72'
Scale
HO (1:87)
Theme
Freelance
Period
Transition Era to Modern
Height
Lower: 48"; Upper: 60"
Benchwork
Plywood box frame on steel supports
Roadbed
HomabedTM over homasote over 3/4" plywood
Track
Code 83 mainline Code 70 branchline, Code 100 in staging
Minimum Radius
36"
Turnout Minimum
No. 6
Control:
NMRA DCC via NCE PH PRO