The Cape Cod Northern: Introduction & Design
I am very excited and pleased to introduce the Cape Cod Northern. This is an O Scale plan that was specifically designed to fit in a large basement, with a dedicated layout space of approximately 28' x 12'. The parameters were that it had to have at least two main lines, lots and lots of track, tunnels, bridges, tons of switching opportunities and 54" minimum radius curves. It had to fit the modern era, featuring intermodal loading and unloading as well an engine servicing facility including a turntable. It also had to fit around 5 structural support columns and every place on the layout had to be reachable from an aisle or external access point. Also, the layout owner has generously agreed to provide his e-mail address ( for anyone who wants to contact him regarding the design and/or construction process.
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After looking at the track plan for starters, follow the links below to see how the layout was built!

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site updated: 01/11/12