Brian Chapin's Maine Central, White Mountain Division (N)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Brian Chapin
3349 Noble Fir Trace
Gainesville, GA 30504
770-833-6348
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New this year is a third level connected by a double helix, and the track plan on level 2 has been modified!

Construction of this triplelevel, N Scale layout began in 2012. It is based on an award winning, 2 level design by John Koukolfrom the July 2009 issue of Model Railroader,but has been modified and expanded significantly. There are 6 completely automated reversing loops, including 1 in an adjacent workshop.

Levels 1 and 2 are 100% scenic’d and have over 3,700 trees, multiple yards, a paper mill, several rivers, bridges, towns and more.

Scale

N

Size

13.5 x 19 feet (3 levels)

Prototype

Maine Central, White Mountain Division

Locale

Northern mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire between St Johnsbury and Beecher Falls

Era

Early 1960’s

Style

3 level walk-in

Len. of Mainline

227 feet plus 168 feet in helixes

Layout Height

36”, 53” and 69”

Benchwork

All sectional, 2” foam or Plywood on 3” box frames

Roadbed

cork

Trackwork

Code 83 Atlas flextrack

Turnouts

92 Peco

Min. Radius

13 inch (in reversing loop)

Maximum Grade

2% in Helix, otherwise flat

Scenery

70%

Backdrop

Masonite to ceiling, with rounded corners, painted sky and mountains

Controls

Digitrax DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

NO

Directions 

1) No Pilgrimage signs are allowed in our gated community, so please print and follow the directions below.

2) Most GPS units don’t have our address, or they give incorrect directions.

If our address isn’t recognized by your GPS, use 3027 Browns Bridge Rd, Gainesville GA which is across the street from the entrance to our community, called “Cresswind”. Then follow the directions below.

  • From the intersection of Browns Bridge RD/GA 369 and McEver Rd/GA 53 in Gainesville:

  • Go west on Browns Bridge Rd/GA-369 (0.4 mile)

  • Take the next Right into Cresswind community (at the big waterfall)

  • Slightly past the security gate:

  • Enter the 1st traffic circle and take the 2nd right onto Cresswind Parkway (0.3 mile)

  • At the next traffic circle take the 1st right onto Indian Hawthorne Ridge. (0.3 mile)

  • At the next traffic circle take the 1st right onto Noble Fir Trace

  • 3349 is the red brick house at the end of the cul de sac.