Silicon Valley Lines: Layout Tour - Dodge

Dodge is the connection to Bakersfield, and acts as the link between SVL's lower level and the "lowest" level. The passing siding will most likely be used to store helper locomotives, because at around 2.5%, that route is steep. As the saying goes people want to get the hell out of Dodge.

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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