WNYTM - Buffalo and Western New York
Updated April 16, 2011
This is our club's modular layout project: The Buffalo, Erie & Niagara (BEN)
Construction began in 2005.
The modules are designed such that they may be compatible with NMRA standards with some minor modifications to table height and wiring.  The tracks are set at 5" and 7" from the from the front edge of the module.  The modules are connected with a 9" section of atlas track.  
Enjoy these photos from October 2009: 
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WNYTM Modular Layout
Name: Buffalo, Erie & Niagara Railroad
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 26' x 8'
Module dimensions:
72" x 24", 72" x 24 " and 34" x 68" six sided end modules
Prototype: Freelanced
Locale: Western New York, Erie PA and Ontario
Era: 1950's - 1980's
Style: Modular walkaround
Mainline run: 59 feet (expandable)
Minimum radius: 32 main, 18 siding
Minimum turnout: no. 6 mainline, no. 4 siding
Maximum grade:
Benchwork: Poplar frame, 3/8" plywood top, pine 2"x2" legs with lag bolts  
Height: 40" 
Roadbed: Woodland Scenics foam roadbed on main, cork on some sidings 
Track: Atlas code 100
Wiring: 14 gauge bus line with Anderson Powepole connectors
Backdrop: Painted masonite hardboard
Control: Digitrax Superchief command control
Turnout control: Tortoise machines with NCE Switch-it decoders on main, Caboose ground throws on sidings

Click here to see the Cadrail layout plan drawing

A portion of the layout, click to see the entire plan

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