Hillabee & Okfuskee Railroad

L. B. Groover

Tour Schedule

across grassey area


See It On The Map

Take the perimeter to the southwest corner. Get on I-85 south towards Montgomery. At the third exit (#61), get off and turn left at the top of the ramp. Head towards Tyrone/Peachtree City. Go a little over four miles to the 5th traffic light Publix will be on the right. Go through the light and exit the four-lane. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right. Go through downtown Tyrone until you see the cemetery on the left and the elementary school on the right. Turn right on Castlewood Road and go about 1.8 miles. At the bottom of the hill turn left into Lake Windsong subdivision. If you cross the creek, turnaround, you have gone too far. My house is on the right just past the pond. It is the gray stucco with the big three story wall.

Layout at a Glance

An extension to the layout is close to completion. This figure 8 layout is built for running trains and not for operation. The scenery uses real soil from Illinois with ground foam to create a corn field scene and cement distributor.

Scale HO
Size 22 x 22 x 16
Prototype L & N/Southern Railroad
Locale Illinois
Era 1960
Layout Style Freelance
Len. Mainline 100'
Layout Height 48"
Benchwork 2 X 4
Roadbed 1/2" MDF and 1/2" pink foam.
Trackwork Atlas Truetrack transitioning to cork and flextrack.
Turnout Min. #4 in industrial areas, #5 & 6 on mainline
Min. Radius 24
Maximum Grade 0
Scenery 35%
Backdrop Painted Masonite
Controls DC cab control
Theme Freelance Bridge Route running from Centralia, Illinois through Springfield, Galesburg and on to Rock Island, Iowa. It is jointly owned by the L&N and Southern RRs.
Summary When complete, Geeps and Covered Wagons will roam the rails of the H&O.

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes - Cross grass

Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:01 2013

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