About The Layout

The Layout At A Glance

Name: The Hills Line
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 12’-6” x 22’-2”
Prototype: IAIS Hills Industrial Spur
Locale: eastern Iowa
Era: Summer 2012
Style: around-the-walls shelf
Mainline run: 52 feet
Minimum radius: 24”
Minimum turnout: no. 6
Maximum grade: none (level)
Benchwork: modified L-girder on Ikea IVAR shelving
Height: 52”
Roadbed: extruded foam
Track: Micro Engineering code 70
Scenery: joint compound over foam
Backdrop: aluminum trim coil
Control: NCE PowerCab with ISE ProtoThrottle