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Gilbert Junction

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Gilbert Junction  
Chris Hopper HO gauge 3.5mm scale

Gilbert Junction is a US HO switching layout using Kadee couplers for 'hands-off' operation and Peco US code 83 track.

The layout represents the 1950s Bosten and Maine Railroad with passenger, freight and milk trains. The main industry is a dairy and there is a branch line interchange yard and a track to an off-stage paper mill. Many of the freight cars are resin kits and some of the locos are repainted. Many of the structures are scratch-built. The layout is operated on DC but has been used successfully with a DCC system.

Other US railroads and periods make occasional appearances on the layout. The operators are always happy to discuss the layout, US rail-roading and modelling and - occasionally - DCC operation.


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