BranchTrack Cutting Diagram.

BranchTRAK Plans

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Track Plan At A Glance

Layout Theme: Branchline
Layout Type: Modular Layout
Size: 16.5"x48"
Scale: HO Scale
Era: Any
Track: Code 83
Turnouts: No. 5
Min. Radius: 18"

Article by: Jim Spavins
Published: March 1, 2016

A single linear BranchTRAK module can be built using one sheet of 1/2"x2'x4' Birch Plywood and two sheets of 1/4"x1'x4' Birch Plywood.  A table with a list of part dimensions is below and a sample cutting diagram is shown above.

In general, a table saw and chop saw will be needed to cut the components.  The parts can be assembled using nails and wood glue.

Module Part Material Quantity Width Length
Side 1/2" Birch Plywood 2 3.75" 48"
End 1/2" Birch Plywood 2 3.75" 16"
Middle 1/2" Birch Plywood 1 2.5" 16"
Backdrop Holder 1/2" Birch Plywood 1 2" 48"
Backdrop Support - Vertical 1/2" Birch Plywood 3 1.5" 7"
Backdrop Support - Horizontal 1/2" Birch Plywood 2 1.5" 48"
Feet 1/2" Birch Plywood 16 3" 3"
Backdrop 1/4" Birch Plywood 1 11" 48"
Backdrop Spacer 1/4" Birch Plywood 1 1" 48"
Module Base 1/4" Birch Plywood 1 16" 47-1/2"
Foam Base 1" Rigid Foam Insulation 1 15-1/2" 47"

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