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History of my Dombås layout

Layout at a glance (old)

Layout at a glance (new)

Layout time table and operating details

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The Dombås layout at a glance (new)
(Click on the pictures to see a larger picture)
Each layout description in the US magazine modelrailroader has a small section called "the layout at a glance". Lets start the layout description with a at a glance description.

Name of railroad: Dombås
Scale: HO (1:87)
Size: 6 x 3.5 m
Theme: Norwegian main line with branch line
Locale: Around Dombås (Central Norway)
Period/Era: late '80s, '90s
Layout style: Around the walls,
Layout height: 120 cm
Benchwork: Modular
Roadbed: Cork
Track: Roco Line (withouth roadbed) and Tillig/Pilz Elite code 83
Turnout minimum: no. 4 (Roco 15 degrees)
Minimum curve radius: Roco R4
Maximum grade: 2.75%
Scenery construction: Styrofoam covered with plaster. Woodland scenics materials.
Backdrop construction: Boards with sky colours mounted on the walls.
Control: DCC (NCE Powerhouse Pro)
layout overview

layout drawing

The layout has two levels, connected by a helix. The upper level has a staging yard along the wall and the Dombås station. The lower level has currently just a staging yard.

Oslo (south of Dombås) is represented by the lower level staging yard. Trains from Oslo will go through to helix and get into Dombås. Trains going to Åndalsnes (west of Dombås) use two tracks of the upper staging yard. The other three tracks of this yard represent Trondheim (north of Dombås).

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