North Pole, Tinseltown South, and Bigville (NTS&B)

Rick Bigliardi

Tour Schedule

Sunday October 27, 2013 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Directions

See It On The Map

From I-75 exit 269 (Ernest Barrett Pkwy) go west to Route 41 (Cobb Pkwy NW). Turn North (right) on Rt 41. Go 3.6 Miles and turn left onto Mack Dobbs Road. Turn left into Summerbrooke Subdivision (Second subdivision on the left). Stay on Summerbrooke drive until after it takes a sharp right. Turn left on Butler Bridge Way, then take next left on Brookview Lane. At the top of the hill, the road takes a sharp left. The house will then be forth house on right after the turn. The house number is on the mailbox post.

Layout at a Glance

Scale

0-Gauge, 3 rail

Size

4 Layers, 15’x35.5’ Top Layer 12’x22’ remaining layers

Prototype

Free Lance

Locale

North Pole and Points South

Era

1950’s to present

Style

Folded Dog Bone

Len. of Mainline

100’ (about 75% complete). Longest loop 202’.

Layout Height

34” to 82”

Benchwork

Modules

Roadbed

1/2 “ Plywood

Trackwork

Lionel 0-27 profile 3 rail, Gargraves mainline.

Turnouts

Ross #4, Gargraves 0-42

Min. Radius

0-27 to 0-72, depending on loop, with most 0-34 and 0-42 and 1 0-72 mainline.

Maximum Grade

Most loops flat, Helix 3.5% up, and 4.5% down

Scenery

What’s that? Traditional Toy Train with accessories and ceramic buildings 15% done

Backdrop

None

Controls

Local Transforms with conventional control, some TMCC

Wheelchair Accessible

No

My wife has been the main influence on the design (and boy is she sorry). It features a 6’ diameter 2 track Helix (her requirement), 2 12’ track suspension bridges and a 4’ arch bridge. It has ceramic and plastic buildings, lots of lights, and multi-levels.  Most lights and accessories can be operated by visitors. The layout currently contains about 700’ of track and can run 10 trains and a trolley. When finished, the layout will contain about 1000’ of track, be able to run 14 trains and a trolley, with lower layers of 12’ x 32’


Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:02 2013

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