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Important Note: For 2021, this is a "virtual", video-only tour. There is no open house, in person tour for this layout!
The 4th iteration of this now 30+ year old layout moved in 2012 into a 12 'x 28' room all its own with 5' x 5' alcove for a new harbor scene, a 4' x 8' staging yard, and 6' x 10' room housing a double track helix and coaling tower. This largely free-lanced multi-deck layout set west and north of Boston in the 1950's features a 3' foot long 19" high double track trestle with over 1200 nut, bolt and washer castings. The Allston freight yard is now 20' long with 3 A&D tracks and 6 classification tracks. The addition of the smaller Rigby freight yard allows for point-to-point operations. The layout features 3 kits each from FOS Scale Models and South River Model Works.
Main room is 12 x 28; Portland harbor 5 x 5; plus twin helixes 6 x 6 and 4 x 8 and staging under the stairs.
Boston and Maine
Len. of Mainline
35” lower; 53” upper
1/2” Styrofoam on ½” plywood. "L" girder for table construction
Code 83 and 100
Several manufacturers and a hand-laid double crossover
3% (1/4” per foot)
Several areas are finished; others are still being developed.
Lots of exposed granite on tree covered hillsides; sky/cloud painted sheetrock on all walls.
Digitrax infrared; Tortoise motors can be routed via throttle or toggle swiches.
Sorry, not for this home.