Hybrid B&O and B&M

Dr. Paul Schenk

Tour Schedule

Saturday November 16, 2013 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Directions

See It On The Map

 I-285 to Chamblee-Dunwoody Road (heading outside the perimeter). Go 0.8 miles and turn left on North Springs Dr. Go 0.7 miles and turn left on Village Springs Place. Last house at end of cul-de-sac.

Layout at a Glance

 

4th iteration of this 25 year old layout, finally moving into a 12 ’x 28’ room all its own with 5' x 5' alcove for a new port scene and 6' x 10' room housing the double track helix. This largely free-lanced multi-deck layout set west of Boston features a three foot long double trestle with over 1200 nut, bolt and washer castings.  The scenery on the migrated section is 95% complete, the new section only contains track. Salvaged from the previous layout is an expanded 20' freight yard with 3 A&D tracks and 6 classification tracks.  Also moved to new layout is the New England town; 3 South River Model Works buildings; waterfall and a 3' double track 19" high wooden trestle.

Scale

HO

Size

Migrating from 14’ x 20’ to a new space 12 ’x 28’ with a new 5’x10’ “L”

Prototype

?

Locale

Northeastern US

Era

Mid 1950’s

Style

Free lanced

Len. of Mainline

120’

Layout Height

35” lower; 53” upper

Benchwork

1/2” Styrofoam on ½” plywood. "L" girder for table construction

Roadbed

Cork

Trackwork

Code 83 and 100

Turnouts

Several manufacturers and a hand laid double crossover

Min. Radius

18”

Maximum Grade

3% (1/4” per foot)

Scenery

95% done on migrated layout; new sections have track only.

Backdrop

Lots of exposed granite on tree covered hillsides; sky/cloud painted sheetrock on all walls

Controls

Digitrax infrared; Tortoise motors can be routed via throttle or toggle swiches

Wheelchair Accessible

Sorry, not for this home.

 


Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:02 2013

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