NAOGRR Club Layout

Bill Dischinger

Tour Schedule

Sunday November 17, 2013 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


See It On The Map

From I-75 exit 269 ( Ernest Barrett Pkwy ) go west to 2nd traffic light and turn right onto Cobb Place Pkwy. Go 1/10 mile and turn left into Cobb Place Shopping Center where Hobby Town is located.

Layout at a Glance

The 60 members of the North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club have completed the first 18 months of construction of it’s permanent 3-rail O-Gauge club layout inside the front lobby of Hobby town USA. Construction commenced in April 2008 with a custom “Depot” to house the layout followed in July 2008 with the modular layout which was delivered on site in November 2008 with trains running.
Much electrical and scenery work commenced shortly after the 2008 Piedmont Pilgrimage. The unique operating aspect of this layout is the ability for Hobby Town customers (young and old alike) to run trains from one of four activation points on the exterior of the Depot. NAOGRRC members can take control of part or the entire layout from the installed operations console to run trains conventionally or via digital controls by Lionel TMCC or MTH DCS.
Size 12'6" X 27'
Scale O-gauge, 3 rail
Prototype Free Lance
Locale North GA and Southern Applachian Mountains
Era 1950's and 1960's steam - diesel transtition
Layout Style Four interconnected loops, walk around
Len. Of Mainline 330'
Layout Height 45" to 72"
Benchwork Cookie cutter
Roadbed Woodland Scenics
Trackwork Atlas O-Gauge 3-Rail, Ross Custom switches (21)
Min. Radius 72"
Maximum Grade 3%
Scenery 30% complete
Backdrop None
Controls Lionel Legacy and MTH DCS
Wheelchair Accessible Yes

Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:02 2013

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