The Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway

Dan Shilt

Tour Schedule

Directions

See It On The Map

From NE, East, SE Atlanta area.  Follow I-85 or I-285 to I-85/I-285 interchange (spaghetti junction).  Continue on I-285 West to 3rd interchange, North Peachtree.  Turn right off ramp onto North Peachtree.  Continue about a mile, turn left on Tilley Mill.  Continue about a mile on Tilley Mill (stay to right at branch).  Turn right on Mt.Vernon, take an immediate left at traffic light (MacDonald’s on left) on to Jett Ferry Rd.  Continue on Jett Ferry to 2nd 4-way stop.  Turn left on Spalding Dr and continue ½ mile to second street  on left.  Turn left on Old Dominion Dr. (see below)

 

 

From South, NW, West, SW Atlanta area:  Get to the I-285/GA400 interchange.  Go north on GA400, take first exit towards Dunwoody, right off exit to top of hill (Sandy Springs Marta station).  Turn left on Mt. Vernon and goe about 3 miles to Jett Ferry.  Turn left at traffic light (MacDonald’s on left) on to Jett Ferry Rd.  Continue on Jett Ferry to 2nd 4-way stop.  Turn left on Spalding Dr and continue ½ mile to second street on left.  Turn left on Old Dominion Dr. (see below)

 

1890 is 7th

Layout at a Glance

Scale ON30
Size 3' X 55'
Prototype Huntsville & Lake of Bays  Railway 1904-1959
Locale Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, Glacier Lake region,  2nd generation forest
Era 1948 - 1950
Layout Style Linear, point to point
Len. Mainline 50' (approx 1/2 mile, 40% of prototype)
Layout Height 29"-35", Summit 48"
Benchwork Hollow core doors.
Roadbed Cork on foam with Ontario granite ballast
Trackwork Micro Engineering ON30, code 83 flex track
Turnout Min #5 Micro Engineering ON30
Min Radius 15"
Maximum Grade 6%, Average 2%
Scenery 80% complete, 30+ structures, most scratch built
Backdrop Painted drywall, trees, sky and clouds
Controls DCC, Digitrax
Wheelchair Accessible No

The H&L of B RR, which billed itself as "the Smallest Commercially Operated RR in the World", operated in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada from 1904-1959, with a mainline length of 1 1/8 miles.  The rolling stock consisted of 2 lcomotives, 2 coachs, 2 box cars, 3 flat cars, and 2 MOW units.  Avg grade was 3% with a max. grade of 7%.  Gauge was 42-44".


Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:01 2013

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