Grand Valley includes the terrain and landscape materials necessary to build a 4' x 8' (121 cm x 243 cm) HO scale lightweight layout. Risers and Inclines/Declines create hills, mountains and low-lying areas. Foam Sheets make flat, elevated areas for towns and buildings. Plaster Cloth creates a hard terrain covering. Make and install rocks, add roads, tunnel portals and culverts. The sturdy, completed layout needs no plywood base or additional structural support. Build an easy display with Square Module Kit Stands.
Layout shown completed with companion product, City and Industry Building Set™ (S1486).
Track not included. Click Contents for a complete list of included materials.
Colors may vary from actual product.
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-Model making product. Not a toy! Not suitable for children under 14 years!
-Produit pour le modélisme. Pas un jouet! Pas adapté aux enfants de moins de 14 ans!
-Producto para modelismo. No es un juguete! No adecuado para niños menores de 14 años!
-Modellbauartikel. Kein Spielzeug! Nicht geeigent für Kinder unter 14!
CAUTION: Tools recommended. Use with care.
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Yes, more experienced modelers can adapt the Layout Kits to another scale. A new track plan will need to be configured, and some items including, Portals and Culverts may not be the correct size for your scale. You may want to consider using the Mod-U-Rail System.
This is possible, but requires designing a new track plan and reconfiguring the layout of the Risers and Inclines/Declines.
The track plan for the Grand Valley Layout Kit was designed using Atlas Code 83 Snap-Track.
We do have some suggestions:
Method #1 - Install and wire the track for "block " control. This requires a seperate power pack or transformer for each train and wiring a number of switches to determine which transformer has control of a train on a particular block of track. Block control is not expensive, nor is it difficult to install.
Method #2 - Use a digital command control (DCC) system. DCC requires a more expensive electronics package, with corresponding decoders in your model train engines. A DCC system can be designed to control switches, lights, sounds and other operations.
For expert, more detailed advice, you can research these topics via books, railroad magazines and Web sites. Local model railroading clubs are also a great resource.