Norfolk & Western Pocahontas District

Tom Hicks and Richard Hicks

Tour Schedule

Directions

See It On The Map

From the Interstate 85 and North Druid Hills Road Exit, go north on North Druid Hills Road until it dead ends into Peachtree Road. Turn right at Peachtree Road, and at the first traffic light, turn right on Dresden Drive. On Dresden Drive, proceed through one traffic light and turn right at the first street thereafter onto Fernwood Circle. Continue on Fernwood Circle and at the fork, turn right so as to continue onto Fernwood Circle. 1320 Fernwood Circle is a town home located in the second building on the right, first unit. In all events, please park on the left side of Fernwood Circle which is a one way street. Cars parked on the right side are often ticketed and/or towed. Please enter the layout through the garage.

Layout at a Glance

Scale

HO

Size

21 feet by 12 feet

Prototype

Norfolk & Western

Locale

West Virginia

Era

May 20, 1979

Style

Double folded dogbone with branch line

Len. of Mainline

182 feet

Layout Height

40 inches

Benchwork

Box on a box, and cut tables

Roadbed

Cork

Trackwork

Code 83 and Code 100

Turnouts

All No. 6

Min. Radius

20 inches on main line and 18 inches on branch line

Maximum Grade

3 percent

Scenery

60% complete

TBackdrop

Hand painted “Impressionism” of Appalachian Mountains

Controls

MRC

The Norfolk & Western Pocahontas District depicts the line running from Williamson, West Virginia to Bluefield, West Virginia. This is an operations based railroad. Principal industries are coal and logging. There are numerous coal mines, a coal processing plant, and power plants. In addition, staging yards for “Norfolk Bay” and “Ohio Steel Mills” are planned. The logging operations feature a logging site, sawmills, and a paper mill. The main line is based upon a John Armstrong plan dramatically expanded to allow for a longer main line, additional spurs and industries and yards, and a branch line.


Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:02 2013

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