About the OCRR

The map and the layout diagram were prepared by the Model Railroader magazine staff for an article on the OCRR that appeared in Great Model Railroads 2014.

The area on the right has been changed  since  2014. The name Depoe Bay is no longer used—the whole area is called Tillamook. A paper mill has been added perpendicular to the yard and the large open area between the paper mill and Tillamook Cheese is now Tillamook harbor.  Continuing left under the paper mill trains pass through a wall and come to the staging yard and interchange of Wheeler.


Oregon Coast Railroad at a Glance

Scale: HO
Size: Fills 36’ by 32’ room plus a 50’ x 2’ C-shaped extension in a second room
Theme: Pacific Northwest
Period: 1957
Layout Style: Walk around
Layout Height: 52’’- 60"
Benchwork: L-girder
Roadbed: N Scale cork on plywood
Track: Atlas Code 83 flex track, Walters and Peco turnouts
Turnouts: #6 - some #5 and #4 in yards and industrial areas
Mainline: 220 feet
Minimum Radius: 30" mainline, 24" on logging track
Maximum Grade: 2.5% on logging track
Scenery: Hydrocal and plaster gauze over cardboard formers
Backdrop: Painted on wall
Control: Digitrax DCC (radio)
Maximum Train Length: 18 40-foot cars plus engine and caboose