New River Valley Railway

Tom Brennison

Tour Schedule

Saturday October 12, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


See It On The Map

From the North.......use best route to Interstate I-85 south, outside of perimeter to exit 61, Fairburn-Peachtree City-Ga Hwy 74 exit. At top of ramp turn left heading south to P/T City, go approx 10 miles to intersection of Hwy 74 and Hwy 54, major intersection in P/T City. Turn left on Hwy 54, heading east and go approx 4 miles to "The Landings" subdivision. Turn left onto Oak Ridge Dr (Rd).
From the South.......use best route to Fayetteville or Peachtree City ......I am located approx 5 miles west of the courthouse in Fayetteville or 3/4 mile east of the P/T City limits, off Hwy 54. "The Landings" subdivision will be a right turn onto Oak Ridge if coming from Fayetteville, or a left turn if coming from P/T City.

Layout at a Glance

Scale HO
Size 18' x 26'
Prototype Loosely based on the N&W, Virginian
Locale Southwestern Virginia
Era 1950's-1960's
Layout Style Island
Len. Mainline Layout Height: 36" - 75"
Benchwork Roadbed: Fiberboard
Trackwork 90% handlaid, including turnouts
Turnout Min. Variable
Min. Radius 26"
Maximum Grade 3.5% +
Scenery 85% complete
Backdrop Yes
Controls Converting to DCC
Wheelchair Accessible No


"The New River Valley Railroad" is a fictitious railroad, set in

southwestern Virginia, depicting the area where I grew up. The era is the

late 50's, early 60's showcasing double headed Mallet coal drags with

2-8-8-2 helpers as well. It's also the era of the first generation diesels

that were becoming more prevalent on the Virginian and N&W railroads. It is

an HO layout, utilizing DCC for control; hand laid track and individually

cut ties in addition to many hand built turnouts.  Several scratched built,

kit bashed and believe it or not, complete kit structures are scattered

about the layout. The scenery is about 85% complete and the trains actually

run...most of the time."

Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:02 2013

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