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HO Track Plans for Small Spaces

The HO scale is the most popular modeling scale in the world for avid train modeling enthusiasts. Not all hobbyists have the luxury of space to be able to build large-scale train layouts, which is why HO track plans are the best option. This particular scale is large enough so you can marvel at the details of the plan but small enough to fit most spaces.

You can maximize your build using the limited space that you have when you choose the right layout. Use this guide to help you find the best ideas for HO track plans for small spaces that look realistic and inspired.

Small HO Track Plan with Train Station

small ho scale track plan with train station
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This HO scale layout has a dimension of 8 ft x 3 ft or 250 x 100 cm. The total area requirement for the layout is 2.5 square meters. This is a closed-route type track with a single line. The minimum radius for the track is 14 inches with a turnout angle of 18 degrees.

This small HO track plan with a train station is a compact one. The large train station is the dominant feature of this particular track layout, which features passenger and freight trains. There is a smaller station on the other side of the track.

The scenery is plain but that does not take anything away from the realism of the overall layout design. However, you do have the option to make the scenery as detailed as you want it to be.

Scale: HO Scale (1:87)
Size: Small
Dimensions: 8 feet x 3 feet; 98 inches x 39 inches; 248.2 centimeters x 99.5 centimeters

Small HO Track Plan with Village

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This small village HO track plan depicts a spring/summer scenery in an HO scale. This is a small layout covering an area of 2.68 square meters. This scene is set in the countryside, which provides several opportunities to add scenic details such as trees and lush mountains.

The track is a Roco HO Line and is a closed route type. It features a single line with branches. The maximum grade is 3.8% with a turnout angle of 15 degrees. This track is designed for freight and passenger trains.

The track plan is a single line oval. Some of the features of this track layout include a train station, a workshop, and a branch that leads to the warehouse.

Scale: HO Scale (1:87)
Size: Small
Dimensions: 8 feet x 3 feet; 98 inches x 39 inches; 248.2 centimeters x 99.5 centimeters

Small HO Scale Plan with Marklin C-Track

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Last but not the least on this list of HO scale track plans is the Marklin HO C-Track plan. This is a small track that encompasses a total area of 1.77 square meters. This is a complex type of track; it features a closed section with open parts. This is a single line track plan with branch(es) and reverse loop(s).

The minimum radius of the HO scale track is 14.2 inches with a turning angle of 24.3 degrees. The train track is suited for freight and shunting trains. You can choose your desired electric supply for the control of this train layout.

Scale: HO Scale (1:87)
Size: Small
Dimensions: 7 feet x 3 feet; 82 inches x 33 inches; 208 centimeters x 83 centimeters
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