The Layout at a Glance
Scale: O 3-Rail
Size: 13' X 40'
Prototypes: New York Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Locale: New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Era: 1936 to 1956
Style: L-Girder Bench Work Around the Walls with Two Peninsulas
Track Height Above Floor: 48 1/2" to 57 1/2"
Track and Turnouts: MTH Realtrax
Mainline Run: Approximately 160'
Minimum Mainline Track Radius: 072
Minimum Mainline Turnouts: 072
Maximum Grade: Just under 3%
Scenery: Combination of Hardshell (screen and plaster) and Foam Board
Power Supply: Currently using one (1) ZW-L. Previously used two (2) Lionel ZW Transformers
Control: Lionel Trainmaster Command Control
Thanks to a friend, Richard Shutt, who worked up the picture of the MARS Track Plan, I now have a track schematic to share with you!
MARS TRACK PLAN
MARS track plan designed by Bo Burgess with graphics created by Richard Shutt