Richlawn Railroad

Rick & Midge Wade

Tour Schedule


See It On The Map

Coming from GA 400 take Exit 17 East (towards Gainesville) which is SR 306 - Keith Bridge road. Go 1 mile and turn right (East) on to SR 369 - Brown's Bridge Rd. Go 1 mile and turn right on to Shady Grove Rd by the Shell Station. Go 2.7 miles and turn right on Timber Trail (Nature's Peace Subdivision) and take an immediate right on Serenity Place - we will be the 4th house on the right. Please go around the right of the garage to the walk in basement entrance.

Layout at a Glance

I grew up in Louisville, KY in the 50's - 70's with the L&N tracks 200 ft behind our home. The layout is a sweet reminder of days gone by remembering early L&N diesels up to the "SCL / Family Lines" roaring down the tracks. The scenery will portray the heavily wooded hills just minutes from my home. The fictional "Hoovertown" has over 10 structures and the yard area has 9 sidings and a 3-bay roundhouse. The major progress is in the alcove area where a number of industries will be located along with a backdrop mural painted by an artisit.

Scale HO
Size 13' x 20'
Prototype Freelance
Locale Kentucky
Era 60's & 70's
Layout Style Freeform
Len. Of Mainline 102'
Layout Height 47" to 72"
Benchwork L-girder & flat top (yard)
Roadbed 5/8" plywood & cork
Trackwork Atlas Code 83 Flextrak & Code 100 in yard
Turnout Min. #4
Min. Radius 18"
Maximum Grade 2.50%
Scenery Town scene & yard 85% completed; mountain 50% complete, overall scenery 40% complete
Backdrop Backdrop Warehouse & air brushed clouds
Controls Digitrax DCC (Zephyr) with extra throttle.

Updated: Fri Oct 18 12:07:20 2013

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