HCDs and Medium-Sized Plans

HCD (hollow core door) layouts are extremely popular, particularly with N Scalers, beacuse they're a snap to build. Just buy a flush HCD from your local big box store, along with a pair of saw horses, and you're ready to start building your layout in an hour. Notet that, since HCDs are sort of regarded as "N Scale's four by eight," I've also included a couple of HO Scale plans for the "sacred sheet," as well as others that drop between the two size-wise.

Layout Name

Scale

Scheme

Size

Cambridge Branch

N

loop

60 x 80

Canton Branch

N

figure-8

40 x 60

Crooked Creek

HO

figure-8

48 x 96

Fullerton Central

Z

over-under

48 x 72

Grey River

HO

twice-around

48 x 96

Hudson Bay

N

switching

36 x 80

Lehigh & Nittany

N

loop

36 x 80

Norfolk & Western

N

loop with branch

36 x 80

Virginia & Northern

N

twice around

48 x 60

Whittier & Portage

N

switching

36 x 80

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