Alan Mole's Mole Valley Railway (On30)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Alan Mole
Operating Group: 
Country Roads

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 9:00am

Important Note: For 2020, there will be no "open house", in-person layout tours.  All Piedmont Pilgrimage tours will be "virtual", video-only tours.

Layout Description:

Mole Valley Railway (MVR) is a fictious NW US narrow gauge railway that operates around the shore and hinterland of the Molehaven bay that gives access to the sea. Multiple industries can be found including mining, fisheries, wineries and other agricultural opportunities, and recently discovered oil! The railway serves all these industries including a switchback to the mine and a dock for the Mole Valley Agricultural Cooperative. Buildings are mostly kits or scratchbuilt with lights and sounds!

The name (MVR) was given to the outdoor layout to recognize my surname, the name of the river that ran by my high school in England, and the present-day branch line that runs from Woking to Dorking.

Scale

On30

Size

30 x 15

Prototype

Narrow Gauge

Locale

NW USA

Era

1940 - 1950

Style

Dog bone with continuous running capability and separate access to dock, oil facility and mine.

Len. of Mainline

120’

Layout Height

44”

Benchwork

2” foam on plywood frame

Roadbed

 

Trackwork

Micro Engineering Code 93

Turnouts

ME and Peco – Code 83

Min. Radius

22”

Maximum Grade

 

Scenery

85%

Backdrop

Fascia board – hand painted

Controls

Digitrax DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

NO