FTB RR

Ra and Barbara Barr

Tour Schedule

Directions

See It On The Map

From Marietta, take Powder Springs Street/Road to the City of
Powder Springs. At the intersection of the Quick Trip store, drive straight
ahead on the Richard Sailors Parkway to the 3rd traffic signal then
turn right onto Old Lost Mountain Road. After about ½ mile, turn left onto
Country Walk Drive. The first house on the left facing Country Walk Drive
(white siding with red metal roof) is the site. Plenty of parking in the back
of the house.

From
Atlanta, take I-20 West to Exit 44 (Thornton Road) and travel north on Hwy
6/278 for about 10 miles. Turn right at the intersection with the Richard
Sailors Parkway (You will see a rust-colored pedestrian bridge just beyond the
intersection). At the first traffic signal turn left onto Old Lost Mountain

Layout at a Glance

Scale

G

Size

92’ X 26’

Prototype

None

Locale

Rural South

Era

Early 1950’s

Style

Winding Loop

Len. of Mainline

92’

Layout Height

Ground to 18”

Benchwork

n/a

Roadbed

Gravel

Trackwork

Brass

Turnouts

#6 and #4

Min. Radius

7.5’

Maximum Grade

Less than 3%

Scenery

Natural, 50% complete

Backdrop

Natural

Controls

Transformer & AirWire

A new layout, For The Birds (FTB) RR was built in conjunction with the Georgia Garden Railroad Society membership and Train Installations, LLC with Pondscapes Atlanta installing the wall and water feature during the months of March and April 2011. Plants and birdhouse buildings have since been added and there are plans to add more and expand the layout in the future with a logging line separate from the dual mainline of the current railroad. Additional switching facilities will be added in a future phase. Plans are to also add battery power, sound cards and remote control to all locomotives.


Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:02 2013

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