Valley & Tekoa Railroad

Ed Laity

Tour Schedule

Saturday November 23, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Directions

See It On The Map

North on I-85 to Jimmy Carter Boulevard exit - Exit right
Continue to Jimmy Carter & Rockbridge Road fork - bear left on Rockbridge Road
Continue on Rockbridge Road - crosses US 29
Continue on Rockbridge Road - crosses RR track
Continue on Rockbridge Road to traffic light - Arcado Drive on left/Four Winds Dirve on right
Right on Four Winds Drive - continue approximately one mile to 5694 on right.

Layout at a Glance

Scale

HO

Size

14’ X 19’ in an L configuration

Prototype

Virginia & Truckee

Locale

Nevada

Era

1895

Style

Walk around

Len. of Mainline

 30'

Layout Height

54" 

Benchwork

L-girder covered with ¼” plywood

Roadbed

Cork

Trackwork

Code 70 Shinohara

Turnouts

#4

Min. Radius

 18"

Maximum Grade

No grade

Scenery

Complete includes sights and sounds

Backdrop

Yes

Controls

Digitrax DCC radio

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes – across lawn

 

The Valley and Tekoa layout is modeled to somewhat simulate the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in the time period 1895 that ran in the State of Nevada.  The V & T was originally constructed to haul ore from the mines to the stamp mills along the Carson River.  The towns structures and even the name of the layout has it’s origins from Biblical nomenclature.  This is the fourth layout in the series started in 1987 in Jackson, Mississippi patterned after a layout plan found in a Kalmbach book.  Sounds to listen for are babbling water, train whistle, mooing cows, station announcer, saloon crowd and the tipple release.  The V&T’s newest addition is a camera in the train for viewing as a passenger or engineer.

 

 


Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:01 2013

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