Diamond River Railroad

Neil Thomas

Tour Schedule

Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


See It On The Map


Driving directions to Low Water Way SE, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Via Sugarloaf Pkwy

1. Head east on GA-316 E/University Pkwy  0.2 mi
2. Take the Sugarloaf Pkwy ramp  0.5 mi
3. Turn right at Sugarloaf Pkwy  8.4 mi
4. Take the ramp to New Hope Rd  0.2 mi
5. Turn right at New Hope Rd  2.2 mi
6. Turn left at Great River Pkwy SE  0.2 mi
7. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Great River Pkwy SE
0.3 mi

End at 1371 Low Water Way
Lawrenceville, GA 30045-7079

Layout at a Glance

Scale HO
Size 28' X 28'
Prototype ATSF & UP and SP
Locale Western US
Era 1969
Layout Style Walk-Around
Len. Mainline 300+
Layout Height 48" - 65"
Benchwork Open Grid
Roadbed Spline and plywood (yards)
Trackwork Mostly handlaid
Turnout Min. Built to fit
Min. Radius Main 30" Branch 28"
Maximum Grade 1.75% Main, 2.75% Branch
Scenery 25%
Backdrop Painted Masonite
Controls Digitrax DCC
Wheelchair Accessible No

The Diamond River Valley Railway Company is a freelanced railroad based in the western US.  It features mostly Santa Fe, but occasionally the UP and SP with run through.  Designed to operate with a crew of 10-12 people it uses, Digitrax DCC, and some integration with JMRI for control.  Car Cards and Waybills control car movement while time table and train order is starting to sneak its way into operation sessions.

Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:02 2013

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