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Relaxed Freight Shunting Layout for HO

4' by 8' railway for HO Trains

The layout pictured here is a 4' by 8' pike that has relaxed curves.  It would be perfect for running medium to small locomotives, and I personally think it fine for 0-6-0 and Docksider types.  Naturally, it would make a great expansion to add to an existing freight railways.  The bottom affords an excellent area for interchange with a larger freight operation.

The layout uses standard HO switches, except for the upper right and the spur at lower center, which can use #4 or #6 type switches.   

Here is one of many types of scenery you can use.  In this scenario, the layout is a port-side operation.

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