The Layout

Name: Pennsylvania Reading Anthracite Lines
Founded: 1989
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 25’ x 62’
Locale: Eastern Pennsylvania (freelance)
Era: 1950’s
Style: Walk-Around
Mainline: 250 feet, double-track
Track: Code 83, 100, Hon3 – a mix of flextrack and hand-laid
Minimum Turnout: Mainline #7
Minimum Radius: 22″
Maximum Grade: 1.4%
Height: 43 – 48″
Control: DCC; Digitrax Digtial Command Control with detection
Benchwork: Mix of open girder and plywood subroadbed
Roadbed: Homasote & cork
Scenery: Hardshell