Bill Dischinger's Sugar Creek Valley Railroad (O)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Bill Dischinger
4930 Falcon Wood Trace
Marietta, GA 30066
Wheelchair Accessible: 

The Sugar Creek Valley is mainly a logging railroad located in the Appalachian Mountains during the 1940's and 1950's. My layout also includes an engine maintenance facility, a farm, a sawmill and many other unique features that must be seen to be appreciated. The SCV features personally designed and built trestles, bridges , tunnels and some scratch built buildings. All features , to include engines and rolling stock , are weathered. This layout was featured in "O Gauge Railroading" Magazine's January 2008 issue and is also featured in "O Gauge Railroading" Magazine's greatest layouts video Volume 6 and "Classic Toy Trains" magazine July 2013 issue.  I recently added a second door into the layout room which greatly improves the visitor's viewing experience.

Scale Three Rail O
Size 14' x 25'
Prototype Freelanced
Locale Appalachian Mountains
Era 1940's & 1950's
Style Outer mainline loop, inner mainline folded & twisted dogbone
Len. of Mainline 65'
Layout Height 36" to 58"
Benchwork L-girder with open grid and cookie cutter
Roadbed Woodland Scenics foam
Trackwork Atlas 3-rail
Turnouts Atlas O-72
Min. Radius Atlas O-72
Maximum Grade 4%
Scenery Geodesic Foam with personally designed and built trestles
Backdrop Wrap around scene of the Smoky Mountains
Controls Lionel Legacy and MTH-DCS
Wheelchair Accessible No



From I-575 go north to exit 7 (HWY 92). Turn right and go about 3 miles to Trickum Rd (Kroger & McDonalds on corner). Turn right and go to the first traffic light (Jamerson Rd). Turn right and go about 1/10th mile to Falcon Wood subdivision on the right.
From 400 go west on Holcomb Bridge for about 10 miles. This is also HWY 92. As you approach Trickum Rd, there is a Wal Mart supercenter & McDonalds on the left. Turn left on Trickum Rd and follow directions stated above. This is where my layout is located. Just follow the yellow signs. See you there.